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Evelyn

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I'm currently a college student from Kean University majoring in BA Elementary Education seeking to gain more experience through tutoring. I have tutored people my entire life with the help of my teachers growing up giving me the confidence to do so. I've taught bilinguals, kids with hard time understand the material and special education kids. I believe in my abilities to give kids the opportunity to prove their worth in their confidence. Their skills matters! My favorite subject to tutor is English writing because I love writing and I also write myself as a hobby. I enjoy going to church as I serve the Lord with all my heart and soul.

Evelyn’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Kean University - Current Undergrad, Elementary Education

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Languages

Middle School Writing

Other

Portuguese


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Understanding the level of each student and teaching them from their own understanding.

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

Get to know them and their skills during the first session.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By helping them keep confidence in their skills and learning to stay actively independent.

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

Start with an easy concept first to get to the concept that they need to know.

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

With patience, I teach them how to pronounce and better understand their language skills.

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

I start with the easy task to get to the difficult ones. It has never failed me.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Use what they love as an example.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Start with easy tasks, use their favorite toys or items to better understand their learning experience and address their difficulties through that method.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

By helping them focus on the subject and to retain that confidence.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Based on their understanding of what I have taught them.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I adapt my tutoring to the student's needs by teaching them and learning. With that, I teach myself about them and what I know.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Patience, love, kindness, and their favorite toys or animals. Then combining these to make a difference in your child's life.