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Drew

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I am a former Middle and High School Special Education teacher. I am certified to teach Special Education, History and English. I have also co-taught and tutored students in Geometry, Algebra 1 and below. I am currently pursuing my MBA at ASU.

Drew’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: George Washington University - Bachelors, History

Graduate Degree: Arizona State University - Masters, Finance & Business Analytics

Test Scores

GRE Verbal: 165

Hobbies

Staying active, sports and traveling.

Tutoring Subjects

History

American Literature

Business

College Level American History

College Political Science

Economics

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

Essay Editing

Financial Accounting

Geometry

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Verbal

High School Business

High School Economics

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School World History

High School Writing

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Political Science

Pre-Algebra

Social Sciences

Social studies

World History

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Teaching should be tailored to meet individual students' particular strengths and weaknesses.

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

Build a relationship and determine the student's strengths and weaknesses in order to leverage the strengths and mitigate weaknesses in future sessions.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Show that students are capable of solving problems and answering questions on his or her own, and praise effort, curiosity, and initiative.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Constantly challenging and encouraging students is the best way to motivate them.

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

Find a way to relate the topic or skill he or she is struggling with to something that he or she understand or enjoys.

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

Find a strategy that works for that particular student. Skim passages to reread for details. Summarize each paragraph or page. Eventually, you find a strategy that works for that student.

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

Get to know the student so you can relate things that they don't understand or struggle with the things that they are interested in. For example, averages and baseball (batting average).

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

Have the student explain the concept back to me or have them create a sample problem and then solve it.