I have a thirst for knowledge that I would like to share with others. Teaching and helping others is one of my passions. I like to use my knowledge and skills to assist those in their area of struggle.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: California State University of San Berdino - Bachelors, Theatre
Acting, video games, and paintball
CLEP American Government
CLEP College Mathematics
CLEP History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
CLEP Natural Sciences
CLEP Social Sciences and History
CLEP Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
College Political Science
College World History
High School Political Science
High School World History
High School Writing
Middle School Science
Study Skills and Organization
US Constitutional History
Q & A
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Teach them at a level that they confidently feel they could teach it to someone else.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would first determine what the student needs help with, and then figure out the best way to help the student.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Give them the confidence that is needed to be a leader, and advise them to just go for it.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Make whatever subject that I am teaching be as interesting as possible.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Approach the concept from a different angle, there are many ways to teach one concept. One is bound to work.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Have them really understand exactly what they are reading, and make sure they are not just glancing over it.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Be understanding, and approach a concept from as many angles as possible.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Make it more interesting by relating it to them.
What is your teaching philosophy?
There is always a new and exciting way to learn something, and I will find it.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Ask them to demonstrate their knowledge.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By asking for a demonstration of what they claim to know.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Figure out how to relate the subject to the individual student.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Anything at my disposal -- there is no "best" material when it comes to teaching someone; everyone is different.