I hope to help students achieve their goals in a pursuit of higher education and to come alongside them in the learning process. Allowing students to discover their understanding of a concept is the most pure way to educate.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Georgia - Current Undergrad, English/ English Education
ACT Composite: 31
ACT English: 31
ACT Reading: 33
ACT Science: 32
Education, Writing, Reading, Playing Music, Singing, Running, Playing Soccer, Gym Fitness
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
All students deserve an equal opportunity to grow. A great education is not necessarily great scores initially, but instead great improvement and growth. Allowing students to discover their capabilities and understanding is what drives me to do what I do in the world of education.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know the student and ask what their strengths and weaknesses are. Allow them to talk about themselves, and ask where they are strong, and build that up. I would then address where they feel weak, and talk about how we as a unit are going to help them excel. Let them know that they have the capacity to do so, then jump right in.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By asking questions!!! Help the student discover the answer and ask them how they found it before just giving them the answer.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Encourage every single small victory! Make their learning a game of tackling the next obstacle and putting themselves in a better position in the race towards a great education.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Find a brand new way to approach it. Being able to discover what they care about and apply that to a concept they are struggling with works.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Talk about what they are reading all the way though. Converse about it like it is a gossipy book club.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I have found that using their strong suits and passions to fuel their understanding of new concepts works well!
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Make everything a competition and a game, and make them want to conquer something. Also give them an incentive for getting and staying engaged.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Ask questions, again and again and again!
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I ask them questions that I think they will understand. Getting something right is a huge confidence booster!
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Allowing them to work alone, and then working through those missed answers together.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Learning to engage their learning style, whether it is oral, verbal, repetition, active, or visual.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Lots of conversation, lots of books, and a blank sheet of paper!