As an experienced tutor, I have developed a passion and personal commitment to helping my students succeed. I am an analytical, insightful, and highly-disciplined problem solver, and I provide quality leadership. I thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments while maintaining meticulous attention to detail.
In my teaching position at both online and at home, I developed highly effective lesson plans, motivational exercises and performance assessments. I have also helped improve test scores in my home tutoring projects (GED, GRE, CPhT, SAT/ACT, etc.). I have also received positive feedback from parents, and fellow educators alike for my abilities in helping students excel.
My teaching style demonstrates dedication to fostering a positive learning environment to all students and maximizing individual student performance. The accomplishment I am most proud of in my tutoring career is excellence at building mutually respectful relationships while being an excellent problem-solver.
I feel confident that I can bring an excellent backdrop of professional experience to any organization and I do welcome any and every opportunity to speak with you personally in order to explore ways in which I can make a substantial contribution to any organizational initiatives.
I’m open to any teaching job that meets my qualifications.
Bess Agbor’s Qualifications
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Davenport University - Bachelors, Business
Graduate Degree: Davenport University - Masters, Healthcare Management
Singing, dancing, watching movies, home tutoring, traveling, visiting friends, volunteering.
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
Middle School Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Fostering a positive learning environment to all students and maximizing individual student performance.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself, and find out from the student and parents what their goal is for the tutoring sessions.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Fostering collaboration in lesson planning, providing oral/written feedback on homework and classwork if applicable. By increasing their motivation and creativity in learning.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By building their confidence and providing different opportunities to complete different tasks.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Using visual demonstrations to supplement audio and repetition of concept for better understanding.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Together with the student, identify where the difficulty occurs, and then encourage the student to restate difficult sentences in his/her own words. Teach the student about how to draw conclusions on the text they've read.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Finding a way to connect with the student. Making the learning relevant and valuable while connecting with the student using his/her interests and fascination.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Through connecting what is being taught in real life, presenting information in different formats to see which one will provide a better learning experience for the student.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Using specific everyday examples, choosing very relevant materials, and providing verbal/oral feedback on work completed by student.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Through students' self-reports and inventories of prior courses or experiences, as well as concept tests.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Pre-teaching difficult vocabulary and concepts; providing visuals; using flashcards if possible; providing written and oral directions; and giving explanations in small distinct steps.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Worksheets, guides, study outline, flashcards, charts, graphs, if needed, and a board.