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.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: George Washington University - Bachelors, History
Graduate Degree: Arizona State University - Masters, Finance & Business Analytics
GRE Verbal: 165
Staying active, sports and traveling.
College Level American History
College Political Science
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School Business
High School Economics
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School 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.