We provide the "keyz" that unlock the future!
Hello there parents and students!
Every child and student learner is unique, and learn in a variety of ways. As an experienced and professional tutor, I use the "cookie-cutter" approach!
I received my Bachelor's of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, with a concentration in Family Life Education from Kent State University and my Master of Arts degree, in Teaching and Learning in Technology from Ashford University.
As a tutor , I am very passionate about helping your child excel through learning and become successful men and women.
In my tutoring sessions, I use very organized and structured methods that are very unique and engaging to each child. It is my goal to meet the child and the student where the are, identifying and focusing on what they need, desire and want. I'm very open-minded, friendly, warm, and patient with every student that I meet. My focus is the student and doing what it takes to help them to succeed.
I'm very comfortable with working with children, ranging in infants/toddlers , pre-school, school-age, teenagers, college students and adults. I'm proficient in all subjects , with my specialty subjects being: Elementary Education, Career Development, Study Skills, and General Computers.
I have my own transportation and able to travel up to my radius ( with the possibility of outside my radius) .
I am very eager and excited to working with you and your child (and adult) and becoming successful in life!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Kent State University at Kent - Bachelors, Human Development and Family Studies
Graduate Degree: Ashford University - Masters, Teaching and Learning with Technology
Writing poetry, listening to poetry, listening to music, reading, movies, spending time with family
Basic Computer Literacy
CLEP Human Growth and Development
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
As an Educator/Teacher in the field of Education for over 15 years, it is my sincere passion and purpose to provide children, youth, and adults with positive "keys," and create endless opportunities and possibilities towards a successful life. I want to prepare youth and adults for the next phase of their life and assist them in taking their life higher.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In my initial tutoring session, I want to build a relationship with my students. I want to open the lines of communication and have them feel comfortable with working with me. Tutoring in my opinion is a partnership, between the student and myself, and we are working together for one common goal: success. Therefore, I will spend the first 15 minutes talking to them, having a conversation about who they are and letting them know who I am; so it will be a light, but fun interview. Then we will do a few icebreaker games; this helps to relieve any tension or uneasiness.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
It is my sincere goal and mission to help all students to reach their full potential and be the best that they can be in life. In my tutoring sessions, I want to help students to become independent learners by encouraging them and praising them for the little to big accomplishments.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help students stay motivated by implementing a reward system... and for every question/ problem that they receive correct, they will get a sticker. If they receive 5 stickers, they will get an incentive or treat. The rewards will increase every session, guiding them towards a larger goal.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, it is my goal to re-teach the skill or lesson in a way that is on the child's level. I will use a variety of teaching methods to determine which one best suits the child.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I help students who are struggling with reading comprehension by having them tell me the story in their own words based on the pictures.