Anything is possible to whoever believes, and works hard at it
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
With patience and the right motivation, everyone is capable of learning.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Discuss goals and focus as an icebreaker.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Put out tantalizing bits of puzzles as the peak of each learning period.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Recognize how much ground has been covered and assure ourselves that even the sky is not the limit.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Try other methods and portals of learning, or switch topics for a while.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Put it into pictures or writing.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Lay down some ground rules and focus us both on the finishing line.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Use what excites them and make a connection to the subject at hand.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Short tests and long tests.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Begin by showing the student areas in which they are already doing well to prove they are capable.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Through questions and demonstrations.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I begin by assessing the particular student's needs.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Textbooks, videos, and writing materials.