I have always enjoyed working with other students and helping my friends edit their papers. In high school, I worked on the student newspaper as a copy editor and staff writer. As an undergraduate student, I was able to gain an internship at the Daily Times Newspaper, and an internship as a grant writer for Coastal Hospice. In the future, I plan to work as a high school English literature teacher.
I am currently enrolled in a Masters Program where I am teaching English Composition and Research at my University. I greatly enjoy working in the community and helping those around me.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Salisbury University - Bachelors, English and Psychology Double Major
Graduate Degree: Salisbury University - Current Grad Student, English (Concentration in Literature)
I enjoy playing tennis, watching Gilmore Girls, reading, and knitting.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Always work with students to address their needs!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask preliminary questions to start to understand where their problems may be.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Provide a variety of techniques to approach different questions, situations, or problems.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Try to find what their goals in life are, and show them how their schoolwork will help them reach their goals.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Find out if they are more of a visual learner or a conceptual learner, and then approach the problem in a new way.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I start by having them read passages out loud. I then ask them probing questions that address some of their difficulties.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Incorporating both visual and textual examples for students to work through.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Find out some of the subjects or activities that the student is passionate about, and then try to incorporate them into our lesson.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I find that asking the student conceptual questions that address the material help to show if the student truly understands what we have gone over.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Positive reinforcement when they understand a concept!
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I evaluate the student's needs from anything they tell me, but also how they answer the questions in our lessons.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
It depends on the particular student. Some students need visual or more realistic examples, while others think more creatively.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
In my class, I use PowerPoints, examples, videos, worksheets, readings, and many other materials that help the student.