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Learning is a life long endeavor that I believe is best done in a holistic manner.

Michelle’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Western Governors University - Bachelors, Social Science Education 6-12

Graduate Degree: Western Governors University - Masters, Geoscience Education 6-12


Reading, writing, observing nature

Tutoring Subjects


AP U.S. Government & Politics



Earth Science



High School Business

High School Economics

High School Level American History

High School Political Science

Political Science

Social Sciences

Social studies

World History

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

There are lessons in all areas of life, and when we can connect real world experiences with educational concepts, a deeper learning occurs.

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

Introductions and review of areas of difficulties.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Showing a student how to make connections in their life with the educational concepts encourages independent learning through daily observations.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Praise, encouragement, and positive reinforcements.

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

Find different methods to teach the concept or skill.

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

The first step is to find a topic that the student is interested in and has prior knowledge in. Work through a series of increasingly difficult readings in that topic. I have students summarize each reading in their own words.

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

Using everyday life as examples for complex concepts.