Professional and experienced teacher with an excellent reputation for enhancing student performance and classroom satisfaction. A passion for teaching and education.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern California - Bachelors, Business Administration - Entrepreneurship
Graduate Degree: Yonsei University - Masters, MBA - Global Strategy
High School Business
High School Economics
High School English
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Create a personally tailored lesson plan that is fun and engaging. Help the student discover their potential and unique strengths. Expose students to ideas of the leading thinkers of our time while developing critical foundational skills.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know the student, take some diagnostic tests and collect data that will be tracked. Set goals for learning and development. Go over class structure and lesson plans.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students need to understand that the learning experience is lifelong, and it is their own responsibility. With the right skills and techniques, students will gain the confidence needed to become an independent learner and a successful human being.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Build confidence for the future and set attainable goals.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
There are several options. Show them, break it down, and practice each individual step. Try several other different methods, or see it from another perspective. Move down a level, or try to take out the most difficult element.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I help them understand the structure of writing to know where to look for information. Annotate and take notes. Have different reading strategies for different types of passages - non-fiction vs. fiction.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Get to know them and find out what excites them and what they are struggling with. Support them to build confidence, expect a lot, build their confidence, and let them take charge.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Show and tell them the consequences of their positive actions -- the ones they don't see now but will reap later. Tailor the lesson plans to their interests and desires.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Teach backs, tests, and writing it out.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Along with positive reinforcement, accurately assessing students' abilities and providing material that is challenging but workable is important to gaining confidence.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Constantly assessing student needs, and taking good notes and measurements, is essential to adapting to student needs.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
A variety of books, worksheets, and digital media are used during sessions.