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Jory

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I believe that learning is one of the most enjoyable activities in life, and I love the process of helping students make a connection with the material they're studying.

Jory’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: George Mason University - Bachelors, History

Hobbies

writing, traveling and the outdoors

Tutoring Subjects

Accounting

Algebra

Algebra 2

History

Business

College Accounting

College Geography

College Level American History

College World History

European History

Financial Accounting

Geography

Geometry

GMAT

GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment

GMAT Integrated Reasoning

GMAT Quantitative

GMAT Verbal

Graduate Test Prep

High School Accounting

High School Level American History

High School World History

Intermediate Accounting

Languages

LSAT Essay Section

Managerial Accounting

Math

Pre-Algebra

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Subject Test in United States History

SAT Subject Test in World History

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Social studies

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Test Prep

World History


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Every person is different, so I tailor my tutoring sessions to the strengths, weaknesses, and goals of each individual student. I believe that honesty and good communication are the keys to building the trust necessary to optimize our time together.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would begin by discussing the student's goals and getting as clear a picture as possible of their unique situation so that I can determine how best to be of use in achieving those goals. Then we would get to work and take it from there.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

The key is to make sure the student understands that they are fully capable of grasping the material and that their success really is in their hands. It's also up to me to do what I can to help support their efforts and make sure we're getting the most out of our tutoring sessions.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

As I've mentioned before, good communication is key. I listen to students and seek to understand their goals and strengths, their mindset and their difficulties. I also work to let them know I'm there to help in whatever way I can.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Making a subject relatable can be extremely beneficial. For example, demonstrating how economics or history influences and affects their daily lives. This can make material in a textbook seem less esoteric and easier to comes to terms with.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Good communication combined with my own observations. Listening to what a student tells you about their situation is invaluable, but I also use my experience working with students of various ages and backgrounds to assess a student's needs and determine how I can best be of service.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I primarily use a student's own materials, i.e. textbooks, notes, etc. But, if need be, I am happy to supply additional resources in the form of books, online worksheets, and even devising my own sample questions. Whatever is necessary to optimize the learning environment.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

At times, using the Socratic method can be very helpful in evaluating a student's understanding of subject matter. In other words, asking questions to gauge a student's comprehension and grasp of the material and evaluate their ability to make connections independently and articulate their own thoughts on the matter.