Hi! My name is Steven and I'm a tutor based out of Pittsburgh, PA. I attended Clarion University for English Literature and am pursuing a bachelor's in Public Health currently.
Feel free to say hi if you have any questions. English is a strong suit, but I also love biology, anatomy, and high school, middle school students welcome!
I do not take on a client without first talking and making sure we have the same goals. Essentially, it's me and the student vs the problem. I myself am more of a visual learner while some others learn best from reading, writing, and practicing.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Clarion University of Pennsylvania - Bachelors, English Literature
Traveling, reading, spending time with my friends, family, and dogs!
Basic Computer Literacy
COMPASS Reading Prep
Elementary School Science
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
High School English
Middle School Science
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe everyone learns differently. I myself personally am a hands-on learner. I think it's fun to work with someone who learns differently because you both learn something new at the same time.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself and ask how I can help. I think setting goals is key, as is consistency and practice. Learning definitely can be fun!
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I try to instill confidence and courage in the student. I'm a strong believer that anyone can learn anything if they want to. If it's something you dislike, there's definitely a skill you can focus on during the learning process to better yourself.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
If a student needed encouragement, I would definitely be open to giving out my contact information.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
One thing at a time. I try to break everything down into tiny, mentally digestible bites. Sometimes changing the view that you're looking at the problem helps as well.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I myself am a voracious reader, and it's easy to convert literature to modern situations.