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Kim

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I am committed to helping students achieve in STEM related subjects. I am a middle school science teacher with degrees in Biology, Ed. Administration and I am finishing up my Ed. D. I look forward to helping you meet your stated goals.
I have extensive experience in helping students achieve at a high level in science. I use a variety of methods to help students learn. I hope you will let me help you achieve.

Kim’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Academy of Art University - Bachelors, Biology, General

Graduate Degree: SLU - PHD, Ed.D.

Hobbies

Traveling, Singing, Writing, Decorating....

Tutoring Subjects

Biology

High School Biology

Middle School Science

Science


Q & A

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

I get to know the student. I find out what their stated goals are. We make plans and establish feedback.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I teach them how to study, think, and analyze work critically.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would show them that they can achieve in the work.

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

I would give them mini-assessments with feedback.

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

I would help to show them how to read critically.

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

I give students a pre-assessment. I also give them an assessment of their learning styles.

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

I would find alternative, fun ways to teach the material.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I would assess, reteach, and re-assess. I would assign outside work.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I show them they can achieve, and I help them keep a portfolio of that achievement.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I assess what they need to know within the context of their class.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I look at their learning style and proceed from there.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I use computers, websites, hands-on lessons, books, etc.

What is your teaching philosophy?

All students can achieve.