There is no progress when there is no challenge. By engaging one's mind with complex concepts there will be growth. Add proper teaching methodology to the mix and yes any student will LEARN.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Bachelors, Biological Sciences and History
Graduate Degree: Amberton University - Masters, Managerial Science
Teaching, Computer programming, Reading (esp science fiction), Tennis
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Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
When teachers expect great progress from students, the students' progress will be great.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce yourself and get to know the student, along with his/her specific learning style.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By engaging, encouraging, and challenging the student, the student can become an independent learner.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
To help a student stay motivated, I would offer regular feedback and provide encouragement.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would break the concept down and then focus on having the student first grasp the fundamental ideas.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I would offer reading comprehension evaluations to the students to assess their skill sets. Then, their particular strengths and weaknesses can be better determined.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Listening, observing, and asking questions.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would find alternative and creative methods to present the subject material.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Assessments and review questions can help reveal gaps in a student's understanding.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Confidence can be built through consistent encouragement and constructive feedback.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Observations, assessments, and input from the student.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I stay flexible with my teaching approaches and have a variety of tools and techniques to utilize.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I will utilize varied learning materials such as subject textbooks, notes, and online resources.