I am passionate about education, reading, literacy development, and math. I enjoy motivating students to enjoy learning and participating in achieving academic success. All students can learn and it is an honor to help them become confident, independent learners prepared to reach academic goals. I look forward to making learning fun with you!
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Learning should be fun, and I strive to include creative ways that students can learn and retain new material. I incorporate a song, rhyme, dance and visual ways to motivate a student to learn new things. All students can learn when academic goals are set and techniques are explained. I look forward to tutoring you.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I provide an assessment to identify any problem areas, and I provide an educational service plan in order to reach desired goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I help a student become an independent learner by showing him/her techniques that will allow them to solve and complete difficult problems on their own.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I help a student stay motivated by making learning fun and using visuals, songs, rhymes, and dance.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I let the student know that it is going to be okay, and I explain ways that the student can learn the material better.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
A huge part of reading comprehension is knowing the meanings of words. Struggling readers are encouraged to read often in order to build a sufficient vocabulary and to know and understand what they are reading.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
As I am working with a new student, I identify the learning objectives, design age-appropriate learning activities, and develop strategies to help the student learn the material.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I create visuals, songs, rhymes, and dance in order to encourage a student to learn a difficult subject.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I use flash cards, read sight words in a text, and I use manipulatives as techniques to help a student learn new material.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I encourage independence, which builds self-esteem and confidence.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I conduct literacy assessments, record data, and then use the recorded data to monitor the student's progress, plan, and goals.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I encourage the student to set their own goals, and this motivates them to participate in the learning process.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I work with students on their problem areas, and I provide study strategies to improve this area by supplying flashcards, books, and manipulatives.