I am excited about joining Varsity Tutors. I am looking forward to working with you! Languages are my specialty are my specialty - I help you improve your Spanish or be your conversation partner if you would like to practice your Russian!
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that everyone has potential, and it's just a matter of discovering what works best for each individual.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would want to get to know the student and his or her goals.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would remind my student of what he or she has accomplished thus far and also point out that learning is a process.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I would ask about my student's interests and choose a text accordingly. I would also find out what was causing my student to struggle and proceed from there.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I have found that patience and finding the right tools are a good recipe for success!
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would find a fun and engaging way to present the subject.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would assess my student's level of comprehension by giving him or her an opportunity to demonstrate his or her knowledge of the subject.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By helping the student become familiar with, and proficient in, the subject in question.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I would take some time to get to know each student and his or her goals and interests.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I would adapt to each student's needs by using materials that are appropriate for his or her level of proficiency.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
The materials I would typically use during a tutoring session include texts, questions, and videos.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would encourage each student to practice using his or her knowledge outside of our tutoring sessions.