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Sarah Michelle

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I am always learning, so I like to encourage others to keep learning too.

Sarah Michelle’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Tidewater Community College - Bachelor in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Hobbies

Music, reading, learning

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

Adult Literacy

American Literature

College English

Creative Writing

Elementary School

Elementary School English

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Fiction Writing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

K-11th Grade Standardized Tests

Math

Microsoft Office

Middle School

Middle School English

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Music

Music Theory

Other

Phonics

Pre-Algebra

Science

Social Networking

Spelling Bee

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technology and Computer Science

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Helping students identify with what they are learning is very important to me. Helping them see that, "Yes, this does apply to me," makes all the difference.

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

Get to know them and their likes in school. What are they finding most difficult? How can I be help them get to the heart of the lesson?

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

First, I like setting a foundation for the previous lessons. Did the student understand this lesson before the next? Let's see how much they can do on their own and then step in before the lesson gets too hard.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Rewards are key. Encouragements and breaks are important to keeping a mind functioning and active. Personally, I love stickers and lists. I love being able to check things off. It makes me feel accomplished.

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

Find a different method to teach the concept. Not all students learn the same. Sometime the wording of one way can be interpreted in a wrong way. Helping students understand critical thinking is important to understanding the world around us.

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

First, let's point out some key words. People, places and things to start with; then, we can move on to verbs. What do you think the sentence is trying to say? If there are pictures, we can try to make connections to what is going on in the story. Helping the student connect to the book helps to make reading a little easier.