Welcome to the wonderful world of tutoring with Wency! I specialize in stress-free learning for children and adults of all ages. We all retain information differently and I promise to find the best teaching style for you. In addition, I can help with developing proper learning habits and study habits that will propel you to your goals.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University - Current Undergrad, Violin Performance & International Affairs
Undergraduate Degree: American Intercontinental University - Bachelors, Marketing, Specializing in International Business
ACT Composite: 26
SAT Composite: 1270
SAT Math: 610
SAT Verbal: 660
I enjoy playing the violin, reading almost any genre, writing poems and plays, going for long drives and being "owned" by my Red-Footed Desert Tortoise.
Basic Computer Literacy
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
FCAT 2.0 Prep
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
PC Basic Computer Skills
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I have found that teaching students in ways that take their personality into consideration produces the most successful results.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
A typical first session involves an informal assessment so that I can better serve the students' weaknesses in a particular subject. This also affords me the opportunity to learn their personalities in order to incorporate this into my personalized teaching style.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
The best way to help a student become an independent learner is to teach them the following: how to learn; how to look for resources; how to incorporate current or new study habits.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I find that one of the best ways to help a student stay motivated is to help with their confidence by showing them the improvements that they are making, no matter how small they may seem.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
When faced with a student who has difficulty learning a skill or concept, a step back is necessary. I investigate exactly why the student is having trouble in order to come up with ways to bridge the gap.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Struggles with reading comprehension can stem from things as simple as not having a grasp on the vocabulary used or not reading directions or passages correctly. I find the root of the cause and provide them with opportunities to practice.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
The most successful strategy when I start to work with a student is an assessment. I am a better resource to the student when I have a grasp on where their strengths lie, what their study habits are, and the best learning style for them.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I find that fostering the student's confidence and developing a "building-block" mentality when it comes to measuring success helps get students excited and engaged.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
The techniques that I use to ensure that a student understands the material range from providing them with practice tests, asking them to find "mistakes" in test problems created for this purpose, and - most importantly - requiring them to explain the concepts from start to finish.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
A student's confidence in a subject can be drastically improved by simple things such as positive reinforcement, helping them realize the progress they've made, and ridding their mindset of harmful preconceived notions. This mind shift can be the difference between getting a question right because they guessed or because they truly believe they have grasped a concept.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I evaluate a student's needs by viewing past assignments and tests, figuring out why they feel they are struggling and by assessing their current confidence level, learning style, and study habits.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I adapt my tutoring to each student's needs by focusing on their goals. This helps me tailor lessons with the ultimate achievement in mind. The student's personality and learning style are taken into account, allowing me to further tailor to them.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
The materials that I use during a tutoring session can range anywhere from books, practice tests, audio and visual resources, to even "props" such as younger student's toys.