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As a nurse, online instructor and yoga teacher, tutoring has been part of my daily routine for many years.

I feel learning is a lifelong wellness activity. Mastering any subject helps us stay active and engaged with life.

Assisting others in maximizing their potential is my joy. I look forward to helping you move forward.

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Heather’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois at Chicago - Bachelors, Nursing

Graduate Degree: Rush University - Masters, Nursing


Yoga, Jogging

Tutoring Subjects

Conversational Spanish



Test Prep


Q & A

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

I would explore the student's knowledge base and goals.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help the student become an independent learner by providing resources and using open-ended questioning techniques.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would help a student stay motivated by providing feedback about achievements.

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

I would breakdown the information into smaller pieces for integration.

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

I break down the information into smaller segments.

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

I find that exploration of student goals is a great start to our work together.

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

I remind the student of the achievements made.

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

I compare the student's responses to the goals of the lesson.

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

I provide frequent feedback to the student.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I check the student feedback against the student's goals for study.

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

I incorporate the student's learning style into the tutoring.

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

Since my tutoring has been online, my typical tools are a whiteboard, chat, and PowerPoint presentations.

What is your teaching philosophy?

I feel that the student is the driving force of the learning process, and I work to support the student.

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