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Brett

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As a young person, it's hard to know the right direction and when you do, it's hard to get there. I want to help you be successful in your education so you can be successful in wherever your path leads you.

Brett’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Metropolitan State University - Bachelors, Professional Writing

Hobbies

Writing, reading, learning, movies, music

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

Adult Literacy

History

Classics

College English

College Level American History

College World History

Conversational French

Conversational German

Creative Writing

English

Entomology

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Fiction Writing

French

German

German 1

German 2

High School English

High School Level American History

High School World History

High School Writing

Languages

Other

Public Speaking

Science

Social studies

Test Prep

TOEFL Prep

World History

World Religions

Writing

Zoology


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I don't want to give you a fish; I want to teach you to fish.

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

Get to know the student a bit, and then what they are studying and some general background. Have them explain it. Then ask them what area they are having trouble with. From there, we'll work together to find the answer!

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By leading them to where to find the right answer and encouraging them when they do well.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Keep encouraging them when they succeed. If they're having trouble, we'll talk about the problem area and maybe commiserate a bit. I may also help them understand real-world applications for what they are learning.

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

Having them read smaller portions and asking them questions about it. Perhaps encouraging them to read more about something they are passionate about in their free time.

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

Learn more about why they are in the particular subject and also what their plans for college and career are. From there, we can apply the problem subject to their personal goals.

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

Ask lots of questions. Positive feedback. Coaching them to the right answers.

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

Great feedback when they do well, and when they have trouble, find a positive way to get them on track.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Ask them questions.