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Marissa

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I love helping others learn new concepts. When students, whom I teach, learn, I also learn with them. I am studying to become a science teacher and I'm always excited to help, especially when it is science related.
I am a visual and kinesthetic learner so my teaching styles are those forms. I am very open minded and ready to hear others ideas.

Marissa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Sul Ross State University - Current Undergrad, Biology, General

Hobbies

Pottery, Entomology, Reading, Anime

Tutoring Subjects

American Literature

Art

Biology

College Biology

Elementary School Science

English

Expository Writing

High School Biology

High School Level American Literature

High School Physics

High School Writing

Life Sciences

Middle School Science

Photography

Physics

Science

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Be patient and understand the one you are teaching.

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

Introductions and icebreakers are a must.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Guide them on the right path.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Always be attentive and change up teaching styles regularly to keep interest of the student.

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

Explore different ways to present the concept or skill.

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

Figure out their interests and understand their learning style.

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

Apply to real-world concepts.

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

Reiteration, go over content in portions, and have the student tell me their understanding.

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

Never put a student down. Build upon prior knowledge.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Assess what they know and don't know and adjust to their learning style.

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

Ask how other subjects are learned and what is easiest for them.

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

Videos, work books, games, slideshows, websites, interactive websites, and textbooks.

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

Ask what is not being understood and help out by building upon what they already know.