I'm currently a student at University of Louisville, working towards a degree in English and Gender Studies.
I'm passionate about helping students to learn and understand difficult material. I want to help students to set their own academic goals, and to achieve them.
I'm available almost every day for tutoring in English. My strong suits are literature and essay editing/writing. I'm also happy to help with the ACT, AP tests, or other test prep.
University of Louisville - Current Undergrad, English and Gender Studies
ACT English: 32
ACT Reading: 33
What is your teaching philosophy?
To show lots of examples and let students ask questions.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask them what they need help with, find out their scholarly goals, and help them to plan the best way for them to achieve said goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By giving them plenty of opportunities to ask questions and letting them work on their own once they feel confident doing so.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Set specific goals and a time frame in which to achieve them.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would try to teach it in a different way than they've already been taught.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Show examples and describe different ways of getting the right answer so that they can choose the method that works best for them.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would try to show them that you can find something interesting in almost every subject; you just have to look.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would have them teach it back to me.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I would have them set small, easily achievable goals and meet those first. After that, we would set bigger and bigger goals until they've gotten to a point where they're comfortable with knowing that they can achieve any goal they set.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I look at some of the work they've already done to evaluate where they need to improve and ask them what they think they need in order to do better in a subject.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Examples and questions pulled from tests.