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Amirah

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I believe that every student has the right to learn. Growing up, I was denied help and I struggled in school but eventually I succeeded and flourished academically . If I am given the opportunity to help your child, I will try my best to help them using all the materials and methods I have learned throughout the years.

Amirah’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College - Current Undergrad, Childhood Education

Hobbies

Knitting, Crocheting, Playing music, swimming, and kickboxing

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Biology

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

High School Biology

Math

Middle School Math

Music

Pre-Algebra

Saxophone

Science

Viola


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that as, a tutor, you have to keep trying with your student until they get it right. Everyone learns differently, and there is always a way.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would ask the student about how they are learning in school. I would talk to them about their class setting and about the way their teacher teaches them. Then I would ask about hobbies to see if the student is a visual, auditory, kinesthetic, or musical learner.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By making learning fun with tricks, games, and rewards.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would analyze what I know about the student to see what other ways they can learn. Ex.: movies, YouTube videos, visually with candy... etc.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Always have a thesaurus by your side so that you can help the student figure out synonyms for the words. I would also break down the passage into sections.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I would try to compare it to something I know they would like. For example, music and math go together very well.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I found that if you relate everything back to a hobby, then they will understand the concept better.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I believe that if you give a student good strategies to practice and study with, they will eventually feel confident enough to become an independent student.