I personally believe that every student has the ability to succeed. No matter how many times you have tried and not succeeded in the past, you still have the opportunity to prevail. That's why my approach to tutoring is simple: be flexible, be compassionate, and be patient. I will work with students in a way that works for them until we reach their goals, no matter what.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - Bachelors, Psychology and Spanish
Graduate Degree: Argosy University-Orange County - Current Grad Student, Clinical Psychology
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to be patient, be kind, and be flexible. When tutoring students, it's imperative to work in a way that suits them. Not every person learns in the same way. Some students may prefer using flashcards, while others may prefer speaking about a subject. Thus, I utilize patience, kindness, and flexibility to help students achieve their goals.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In the first session with a student, I would like to get to know him/her. I would explore their interests, goals, and what has worked for them in the past. We will collaborate together to form a study plan in order to make the tutoring experience as effective as possible!
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students can become independent learners by identifying what strategies work for them. I will help students recognize their learning style and how we can formulate a study plan that works for them. Once the structure is in place, I will help the student create goals that will keep them motivated.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I will help students stay motivated by making achievable goals, reducing anxiety and stress, and having a genuine interest in their success. Once students realize they can accomplish what they've set out to do, their motivation to continue truly increases.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I will try different approaches to explain the concept in a way that works for the student. I will start with the basics of the concept, and continue building on it at a comfortable pace until fully understood.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I highlight the main words that the student is struggling with and write them on a separate piece of paper. The student and I will review these words together to ensure they understand them. We can also dissect the reading passage into smaller sections and slowly read through it together. We can stop at different points throughout the passage to ensure the student's understanding. I also formulate questions about the passage at the end to make sure the student understands what they have read.