"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
Q & A
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
- Get to know each other in order progressively build a strong, personal relationship with the student. - Determine the student's knowledge in the subject as well as his/her expectations. - Create a plan of action with the student so he/she can also be
How would you help a student stay motivated?
- Set goals and give tools to the student where she/he can keep track of their progress. - Create and maintain a threat-free environment focusing on "can" and not on "can't". - Know the student in order to show them my genuine interest in their success.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
- I would make connections from the reading with examples that the student already knows. - Ask questions related to the material. Sparking the student's mind, he/she would find more interest and eagerness in the reading.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
- Presenting information in different formats. - Linking course material with current relevant information to sparks the student's interest. - Giving the student a choice. - Connecting teaching with real life. - Using the student's subjects of interest.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
- Offer multiple examples and choices that the student can study from. - Establish attainable, yet not too easy challenges. - Ask them what's their strongest and weakness spot, and work from there.