Apart from being a certified special education teacher, I have been tutoring regularly developing youngsters for the past 25 years. I enjoy working with, and, getting to know my students to discover their individual strengths and use those specific strengths to optimize learning.
Undergraduate Degree: Wheaton College (Illinois) - Bachelors, Economics
Graduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Masters, Special Education
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By helping the student become more self-confident and teaching learning strategies that may be generalized across the curriculum
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By setting a goal with the student and then setting steps or objectives to achieve the goal. Then, by encouraging and making sure the student is aware of every little step he/she makes towards achieving the goal.