I am a very passionate and enthusiastic educator. I love to learn, and I love to make learning an exhilarating experience. I hope to pass on my passions and to learn from others.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: UW Eau Claire - Bachelors, Education, social studies , history , sociology
In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities, reading, travelling , and cooking.
CLEP Introductory Sociology
College Level American History
College World History
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is that all students are different. Students have various needs, interests, learning styles, and personalities. I celebrate these differences and encourages students to seek knowledge and apply objectives to their own lives.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In my first session with a student, I will first get to know my student. I ask questions about their life. Then I can determine how best to prepare my lessons so that the student is engaged.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I provide the information in various methods, and then ask the student to review the objectives. I then ask how the information is similar to today.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would encourage the student to keep their engagement and tell them how this can improve their own life. I use videos, pictures, and allow breaks. All to keep the student engaged and motivated.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
When a student has a difficult time learning the material, I restructure my lesson to better fit their needs.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I break the material down and reword it so that students can better understand the material, and then check for comprehension.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I start every lesson with a question that is related to the student. "What is your favorite movie?" This way I am learning about my students, and then I can use examples from that movie or from other questions in future lessons.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would find a way that the student can apply that subject to their own life.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I use questioning of the objectives throughout the lesson to make sure the student is understanding the material or if I have to go back and reteach.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I encourage the student in a positive manner and focus on what the student does well before focusing on the areas they can improve. I also let the student know I believe in them.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Throughout the process of learning about my students through questioning, talking, or teaching, I can better narrow down their needs.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I learn about the student through time, and then create lessons for that specific student.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I use videos, PowerPoints, photos, questioning, and legitimate online sources. I use primary and secondary sources.