I graduated from Drake University (May 2016) with a degree in Clinical & Applied Health Sciences. My undergraduate program at Drake University was diversified, and I gained experience working in laboratory and clinical settings. At UnityPoint Health Des Moines, I conducted a research project that involved analyzing doctor and patient interactions in a hospital setting. My strengths include collaboration, reliability, and attention to detail.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Drake University - Bachelors, Clinical & Applied Health Sciences
ACT Composite: 31
ACT English: 32
ACT Math: 33
ACT Science: 31
tennis, drawing, painting, going to the beach, listening to music, watching movies
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Students deserve only the best and most qualified teachers, because teachers really do shape lives, as I've seen working first-hand as a district substitute teacher.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would like to learn about the student's career goals, both short and long term. I would want to learn the study style that suits them best (visual, auditory, read-write, or kinesthetic).
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By giving students the necessary skills it takes to be an independent learner. Such skills would include organization, self-motivation, time management, and efficiency, among others.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help a student stay motivated by reminding them of their academic and life goals: as my mom always tells me, "keep your eye on the prize."
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would find different ways of explaining the skill or concept. Maybe the student would respond better to a video-reenactment of a historical event, rather than a reading passage. I would familiarize myself with the learning styles of each student I work with, and make sure to utilize these strengths for a successful learner.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I encourage the students to have mental pictures in their head as they read along. Imagine what you're reading is being acted out in your head. This way, when it comes time for reading comprehension questions, the passage is better remembered due to using visual imagery.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
When I start to work with a student, I like to find out their learning style and what subjects they are good at. Also, I like to learn what they struggle with. When working with the student, I keep these in mind in order to have a successful tutoring experience down the road.