I am a huge believer in education and I think everyone deserves the best education. I went to an International Baccalaureate school and it taught me a lot. I want to excel in life and I want to help others excel in life. I believe in competition, aggressive competition but I don't believe that I need to step on another's shoe to be successful or excel in my life. I want to help students learn, understand and excel in their lives. I went to law school and I believe that has helped me become the a great tutor.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Temple University - Bachelors, English/Political Science
Graduate Degree: University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law - PHD, Law
Reading, writing stories, exploring the city, eating different types of food and enjoying life.
Basic Computer Literacy
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Education is unlimited. I believe that everyone has something to teach us and we need to listen, understand and then speak to another. One person may be an expert at something, and another person is an expert in another subject matter.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I want to get to know a student, and then understand what method of teaching/learning works for them. Students are all individuals; each one has a different learning method, and it is important to understand what works for a student.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
One can help a student become an independent learner by helping the student become confident in the subject matter they feel weak in. Also, allowing the student to teach you at some point really helps the student's confidence level and understanding level.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By continuously supporting the student and never giving up on a student. Sometimes some students find it hard to understand some material; continuously working with them and supporting them builds their confidence and helps them in learning.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would continue reviewing/revising that skill/concept with the student. Furthermore, I would encourage the student to independently continue working with that skill or concept in order to grasp onto the concept/skill better.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
By asking the student to repeat and continue doing the reading comprehension. Practice makes perfect, and I truly believe that.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would use a better method. I would create either diagrams or bring tools that would make it exciting for the student. Sometimes it also helps taking a student outside to study because the student feels more refreshed and alert/awakened.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
A 3 step method: 1. Teach 2. Ask the student to repeat 3. Repeat again for the student to understand.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By giving the student points, stars or even showing the student using letter grades or numbers to see how they have excelled.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
There are two methods to evaluating a student's needs: 1. Asking the student 2. Watching and evaluating the students understanding in subject matters, and then understanding the needs.