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Jameelah

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My goal is to become a teacher, where all students can learn and have fun in a well-balanced environment.To help the student better understand the subjects they are currently having problems in.

Jameelah’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Dominguez Hills - Bachelors, Theater Arts

Hobbies

reading singing playing piano sports dancing

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

Algebra

History

AP European History

AP Music Theory

Audition Prep

College English

College Geography

College Level American Literature

English

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Geography

High School Biology

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Writing

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Nutrition

Other

Phonics

Pre-Algebra

Public Speaking

Social studies

Vocal Training

World History


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is to create a positive learning experience; make sure that I create a lifelong thirst for knowledge. I want each student to take something from what I teach. I want students to go and find answers for the questions they have. I want my teaching style to be used in future classrooms. My personal style of teaching brings enthusiasm, cultural elements, and technology into the classroom to increase learning motivation. I teach with a contagious smile and open personality that helps me to interact with my students as I guide them through their learning process.

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

Introducing myself saying a few things about myself, hobbies, and ask the student to do the same. What subjects do they enjoy the most? What do they want to do in the future?

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By asking what they are most curious about. What subject will help them in the future?

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Making sure that, as a teacher, you take a genuine interest in your students. Don't give up on your students. Be flexible in the learning process.

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

Teaching strategies to the student. Teaching students how to monitor their own progress.

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

As students read, ask them open-ended questions such as "Why did things happen that way?", or "What is the author trying to do here?" and "Why is this somewhat confusing?" Discuss the meaning of words as you go through the text. Target a few words for deeper teaching, really probing what those words mean and how they can be used.

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

Keeping a strong positive relationship with your students. Being flexible enough to try new ideas. Incorporating new activities to keep his or her attention.

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

Making sure they have a goal they are working towards. Having a little competition is good too to make sure they don't feel left out. Let the student have a little control over their learning processes.

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

Making sure as you teach the content, you ask questions, whether directly or through an activity. Ask them to reflect and write down what they learned. Giving short quizzes or playing a short game to make sure they understood it.

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

Offer praise and acknowledge the student's accomplishments. Try not to correct every single thing the student says wrong. Set attainable goals from the start of the year. Give students the opportunity to choose what they learn; this will help them build their self-worth. Be sure to always express a positive attitude to all of your students.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Giving oral or written tests. Playing games to see what they have already learned.

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

Having multiple ways of getting the learning across. Being able to adapt and having flexibility to change.

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

Paper, writing utensils, a tablet or phone, and cards.