I believe that any student can learn. I believe that the only reason a student may be struggling is because material isn't being taught in the way that suits the individual. I try to uncover the different ways each student learns and present information in ways that make more sense to each student. I always try to make learning personal.
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Montana - Bachelors, Elementary Education
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that any student can learn. The only reason they may be struggling is because it isn't being taught in the way that suits the individual. I try to uncover the different ways each student learns, and present information in ways that make more sense to them. I always try to make learning personal.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would go over with the student what their goals are for our tutoring sessions. Then I would have the student answer a few questions to assess where they are at and what they need to work on. Then, I start developing a plan with goals they can reach along the way.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I always ask a student to walk me through their thought process when completing an assignment. I find that if a student can describe the steps they are taking and why, then they are on the path to independent learning.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
When I ask a student what their overall goal is for our tutoring sessions, I will also create smaller goals for the student to achieve throughout the process. Reaching these small goals will be a motivation for the student because they will feel good about themselves and their achievements.