Hi my name is Josh! I am an English teacher in Palm Beach County (7th) and I have also taught Math/Science 5th grade. I am very caring and cater my tutoring individually to each student.
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY at Albany - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: Florida Atlantic University - Masters, MBA
Tennis, reading, walking
What is your teaching philosophy?
I am very caring, patient, and customize my teaching to each student.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would introduce myself and discuss goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I like to let the student find the answer on their own with my guidance.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I like to give out prizes to encourage success!
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would change the teaching method or re-teach old concepts.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I like to take it one sentence at a time and look up words in the dictionary.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I would link the topic to their personal interests.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By creating fun games!
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I like to use exit tickets.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Start easy and work up to harder concepts!
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By giving a diagnostic assessment at the beginning of our sessions!
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I would ask them how they like to learn.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I like to bring paper, a pen, and a pencil.