I am a lifelong learner and feel that learning should be fun. Different people learn in different ways, and as an educator, you have to meet your students on their level and bring them up to reach the level of their full potential.
Kentucky Community and Technical College System - Associates, Nursing
Anatomy & Physiology
Basic Computer Literacy
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
High School Business
High School English
High School Writing
ISEE-Lower Level Mathematics Achievement
ISEE-Lower Level Quantitative Reasoning
ISEE-Lower Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Lower Level Writing
ISEE-Middle Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Middle Level Writing
ISEE-Upper Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Upper Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Upper Level Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is everyone is capable of being taught. You as an educator are responsible for meeting your students at the level they are at and bringing them to a level that you assess that they are able to achieve without a lot of pressure.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During my first sessions, I like to get to know the student and see exactly where they are and what they would like to achieve, and establishing some goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
You can help a student become an independent learner by providing them the skills that they need to accomplish the goal. Everyone is equipped with the ability; you just have to find a way to bring it out and give the student the confidence to believe that they can do it.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
You can keep your students motivated by changing things up. For example, making up game, visuals, etc. There are many different types of learners; you just have to figure out what type of learner your student is and gear your teaching to their learning style.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
If a student struggles with understanding what they read, try having them record themselves and see if hearing it makes it better.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I find that when you first start working with a student, you first have to access where there are and then get them used to you and your style.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
You can get a student excited by finding fun ways to express the same idea.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
To be certain that a student understands, you can quiz them, and at the beginning of each session review what you did the session before.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
You can build a student's confidence by first starting easy and building up, and instead of saying "no, that is not correct." still encourage them and show them the correct way and the correct answer.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
You can assess a student's needs by first checking to see where they are at and what they hope to accomplish, and maybe even a diagnostic test as well.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
As an educator, you must adapt your style to the way each student learns; not the way you are comfortable teaching.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
During a session, I use flashcards, quizzes and work through actual scenarios.