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I like to empower students through quality education and training. I am a homeschool parent of 1 highschooler, 1 middle schooler and 2 elementary school age children, educator and author of books that are available on Kindle, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Currently working on number 6 for this year. I'm well versed and qualified to teach many subjects.

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Quaneck’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Benedict College - Bachelors, Mass Communication

Graduate Degree: Argosy University-Tampa - PHD, Educational Leadership

Hobbies

Attending comedy shows, attending plays and traveling. I also like horseback riding and taking helicopter tours.

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning Prep

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Prep

ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Prep

Adult Literacy

AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Music Theory

AP Research

Business Analytics

Business Writing

CLEP Prep

CLEP Humanities

CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology

CLEP Principles of Marketing

College Application Essays

College Business

College English

Conversational French

Elementary School

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

Essay Editing

French

GED Prep

GED Social Studies

High School Business

HTML

Languages

Mac Basic Computer Skills

Marketing

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Music

Music Theory

Other

PC Basic Computer Skills

Phonics

Public Speaking

Social Networking

Spelling Bee

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technical Writing

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

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

Have an ice-breaker exercise so that I can understand what is important to each student. Understanding what motivates my students enables them to learn effectively.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Provide feedback and give opportunities where students can self-monitor their progress.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Encourage collaboration. Give options and encourage the student to reflect upon what they are learning.

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

Have more opportunities to model the skill or concept using various analogies and give more opportunity for guided practice.

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

Use of metacognitive strategies, graphic organizers, summarization techniques, application, and direct explanation techniques.

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

Relating concepts to real life. Present information to them using what motivates them. Present the material in various formats. Give students options.

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

Encourage their self-confidence. Allow students to know that I am happy to assist them with understanding a task or concept. It also helps to have students who have the ability to explain what they know and clarify anything that needs further explaining.

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

Ask the student to summarize what they learned. Ask the student to demonstrate what they learned. Have the student listen to others if in a small group.

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

Using visual and musical aid helps. Also allow students to talk about what they are learning in a respectful and open learning environment.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Using various assessments.

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

Understand how students learn effectively. For instance, some students are hands-on learners, meanwhile others may be visual or auditory learners.

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

Books, analogies, music, and whatever interests the student.

What is your teaching philosophy?

"Together." Anyone can learn anything, and it is my pleasure to make sure that you do.


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