I am currently a junior at the University of La Verne working towards a B. A. in English. I am familiar with AP exams and honors course material. I look forward to strengthening and developing prospective clients' skills by a variety of teaching and learning methods I have acquired and found most effective.
University of La Verne - Current Undergrad, English
Basic Computer Literacy
College Level American Literature
College Political Science
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Political Science
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Test in German with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that all students differ in the way in which they obtain information. A student's interest in the subject has an effect on how well they retain given material, but I believe that the best way for student retention of skills and information comes from various exposure to different materials that range from primary, secondary, and adapted material. I believe that challenging students, and teaching them to question and analyze material presented, is a good method to fuel a hunger for more knowledge.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, the first thing I would do would be to establish my clients prior content knowledge in order to find a useful starting point. This can be done in the form of a pre-learning exercise and discussion.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
To help a student become an independent learner, one should create a natural learning environment that advocates experiential practices.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
To help a student stay motivated, one should formatively assess and provide positive feedback.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, one should provide a variety of methods that appeal to the student and the learning goals of the lesson.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
To help students who are struggling with reading comprehension, one should focus on vocabulary in-context and deconstructing sentences by identifying participants.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Establishing a foundation of prior knowledge and preferred learning methods have been most successful at the start of a session.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
To help a student get excited and engaged in a subject that they are struggling in, one should connect a student's interests with the subject of study and apply real-life examples.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
One should begin with scaffolding and formatively assess student progress to be sure that a student understands the material. One should also allow for independent practice.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Continual positive feedback and role reversal, such as having a student direct the instruction to exhibit problem-solving methods, can help build a student's confidence in a subject.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Through pre-learning exercises and non-formative assessment practices, a student's needs can be identified.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
To adapt to students' needs, one should provide supplemental materials and try different approaches that accommodate the student.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Depending on the subject, materials range from dry erase boards, scientific calculators, supplemental practice materials/sample questions, note cards, and other basic supplies.