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Livan

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I am e very dedicated, passionate and responsible person. I love teaching and having people improve communivative skills.

Livan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Jose Marti - Bachelors, Education in Tecahing English

Graduate Degree: Jose Marti - Masters, Educaton

Hobbies

Watching movies. Playing tennis.

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

Adult Literacy

Conversational Spanish

English

ESL/ELL

Languages

Other

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4


Q & A

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By being prepared to teach, having them know they are learning, and using motivated methods.

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

I try different methods to find out what the cause is, and then try different activities with him.

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

I set pre-reading and post-reading activities. I find readings which they love to read and make reading a hobby for them.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

By using different techniques such as quizzes, observations, interviews, etc.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

In order to teach, first you have to know your students and their needs, and then to adapt your lessons to them.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Real objects, pictures, movies, and books.

What is your teaching philosophy?

To have my students learn anything new every day or to solve the problem they were facing in the subject.

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

To have empathy with them, to know their goals, and to let them know they will learn.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By giving them assignments, strategies to study alone, and getting them well oriented to practice without a tutor.

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

I strengthen their self-confidence, using real-life situations, and using their most powerful skill.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

By empowering his skills and step by step diminishing his weaknesses.

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

Feedback exercises, like questions, expositions, and dialogues.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

By motivating him/her and letting them know they can deal with it.