I am currently a junior at Rutgers University- New Brunswick as an EOF Scholar, majoring in Exercise Science & Sports Studies (pre-PA Track). When I obtain my B.S. from Rutgers, I plan on going to Physician Assistant School.
My favorite and strongest subjects are math and the sciences. Because of my background in high school and major in college, I have plenty of experience with Calculus I through Statistics for research, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and anatomy and physiology. I love helping students in math and science and it gives me a sense of satisfaction to see other people succeed. I have experience of 3 years being an academic tutor and I love it. As the eldest sister, I've helped my younger siblings in his studies and primarily use examples and analogies that they can understand and relate to in order to help them.
A few other things I love are doing research in lab, working as medical scribe and a phlebotomy technician, reading comic books (Marvel), and listening to songs in spare time.
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Current Undergrad, Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Teaching, Reading, Research, Traveling,
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Asking students for their input will help them feel that they have a responsibility for and involvement in their own learning. Also, you can encourage students to self-monitor by helping them develop their use of self and peer assessment to see whether the strategies they were using were effective for achieving learning goals.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By using positive competition and positive reinforcement with encouragement.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would see in which areas they were struggling the most, and then I would try to do a mini lesson or reteach that particular area. Then, I would give all of my students a redo of that assessment to see if there were any improvements.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Connecting what the student already knows while he/she reads sharpens her focus and deepens her understanding. Show her how to make connections by sharing your own connections as you read aloud. Maybe the book mentions places you've been together on vacation. Talk about your memories of those places. Invite the student to have a turn. Remind a student that good readers make all kinds of connections as they read.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Planning weekly study time. If you have a question about course content or need clarification on a difficult concept - ask.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
In order to keep all students motivated, mix up your lessons so that students with different preferences will each get time focused on the things they like best. Doing so will help students stay engaged and pay attention.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would quiz on the material we covered.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By providing positive reinforcement, like giving less homework or some positive competition.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
An introduction and playing some fun study games to get to know each other, as well as to know the student's learning style.