I have taught high school and college level course for over a decade. I believe that there are common themes that students posses that can impede their learning. A key element is self confidence in their ability to learn. I believe in building up a student's confidence as they learn a subject so they can retain the information and can apply it in real world scenarios.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Bachelors, English literature
Graduate Degree: Alliant International University - PHD, Educational Technology
Reading, technology gadgets
College Level American Literature
High School Business
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that all students can learn whatever you offer them. It is just a matter of self-motivation and confidence in their abilities.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would do introductions about my background, the student's goals and desired outcomes. I would also establish measurable benchmarks and a realistic timeline.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
In order to become an independent learner, a student needs to build a high level of self-motivation and what they want to achieve through learning a skill/subject. The underlying key is the building of the student's self-confidence.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would try different ways of approaching the subject. I would also be very patient and work on the pieces that the student does not understand.