I am Alexis. I previously worked as as a Special Education Teacher in Clayton County, GA teaching 8th grade ELA. I have experience teaching and tutoring in the areas of Math, English (Reading and Writing), and Psychology.
I have experience working with dynamic personalities and individuals, so I am able to work with individuals with any temperament and adjust to their levels of need. I utilize a strength based approach with my students and do my best to create an environment that cultivates learning. I have witnessed ALL of my students make improvements in school, and I love seeing their grades and their confidence improve.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Tuskegee University - Bachelors, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Southern New Hampshire University - Masters, Child and Developmental Psychology
Performing Arts, Volleyball, Tennis, Dance, Family and Friend Time, Movies
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is that EVERY child is capable of learning, and we (adults) should not box a child in or limit a child's learning opportunities because of our own predispositions and/or misconceptions.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
After introductions and some short icebreakers, I would definitely use one of the many tools and surveys to identify a student's learning style and present level of functioning within the content area. This will help me to tailor the instructional delivery to the needs of the child.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students become more independent in their learning as they become more comfortable and confident with their own abilities as a student and a learner. Therefore, I would constantly encourage students to attempt to answer questions on their own before asking for help, and offer them praise when they do attempt to learn and work independently.