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Theresa

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I've been tutoring and teaching for over 5 years, specializing in English Language Arts. Recently , I managed a tutoring studio where I was able to match tutors with students. I enjoy the rewards that come with helping a student realize their potential. I believe in the personalized learning of every student.

In addition to educational pursuits, I enjoy cooking and traveling.

Theresa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania - Bachelors, English

Hobbies

cooking, reading and traveling

Tutoring Subjects

English

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that students should be supported and guided by their teacher so that they can come to the answer themselves. This approach builds confidence.

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

I would review our goals and frequency of meeting. I'd try to get a sense of what holds the student back from achieving his expressed goals. Mostly, I would establish a sense of rapport and safety between my student and me so that nothing would hold us back from achieving our goal.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I try to inspire the student to create their own motivation. I do this with fun games and techniques that cause the student to wonder and draw their own questions.