I love to work with students who want to learn English. I have extensive experience in teaching essay writing and reading and making sure my students can get mastery as well as good grades. I love to teach in America especially, because English is very useful in this country.
University of Houston-Downtown - Current Undergrad, Journalism
ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning Prep
CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Composition
CLEP College Composition Modular
CLEP Human Growth and Development
CLEP Natural Sciences
CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics
CLEP Principles of Management
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
High School Business
High School Economics
High School English
High School Writing
History of Architecture
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
I want to share my talent with the youth so they can become better people when they become adults and are helped by a person like me. I basically like to teach what I learned growing up in one of the best schools in Britain.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would look at the student's assignment, have them read through it and find out how much they can comprehend. Then I will go through the assignment with them and explain to them how it's supposed to be done. Then, we will try and do it together with my guidance.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would like to practice a certain way of writing and reading, and after maybe some practice sessions, I would make sure the student is able to accomplish the content without me being there.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Encourage them to not give up, and that nothing is impossible; make lessons interesting for them with breaks and regular laughs.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would let them work on their own, but then take control. I'll take the student step by step through the problem and explain to them where they're lagging, and we'll concentrate on that work.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I read along with them. After every paragraph that they read, I'll ask them a couple of question to see if they comprehended. If not, we go back and do it over again.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I work with them. I make sure they know that if they follow, they will do really well. I help them understand the importance of study.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would make it funny for the student; not necessarily fun, but funny. That way I can connect with them on the same level, which helps further discussion easier. We could also start from a subject they like to talk about. Maybe introduce a game, or a bet.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I make sure they proofread. I will use a rubric for them to follow, so when they show me their work, I make sure they concentrated enough to follow the rubric.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I use basic life examples. Common knowledge and common sense is the best delivery method. I'll say something, and then ask the student if they follow. If they do, I'll ask them to narrate a story of their own similar to what I just said. If a student is able to adapt to this, they can achieve anything.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By their moods, their wants, the types of questions they ask, and the types of information they share. Their will.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I am unique with every student, just like every student is unique to me. Unique but special. I gauge the student, their learning styles, ask about themselves, see their concentration power, and build on the basics of these necessities of life.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
We read books, and then discuss what we read. Students are kept engaged in different exercises regarding the subject matter. PowerPoints do help too, but since I am about writing and the language English, I tend to have a more hands-on approach.