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Justin

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Friendly, outgoing, intelligent, and creative are my top qualities. I am great at explaining topics in all 3 forms of learning (verbal, audible, and hands on).

Justin’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Los Angeles Film School - Current Undergrad, Music Production

Tutoring Subjects

College English

DJing

English

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Writing

Songwriting

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is that everything is a puzzle that can be solved through logic. Sometimes it just takes a new perspective to solve the puzzle.

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

Introduce myself and learn what the student wishes to gain from my tutoring. I would also set up a tutoring plan so each lesson is not time wasted.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By teaching the student how to think and research on their own.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Positive compliments and a "you can do it" attitude.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Break the concept down into a more simplistic form.

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

Teach the student to break the words down into syllables.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Patience is key.

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

Show them how the subject is applied in the real world.

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

Audio, visuals and hands-on tutoring.

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

Show them how to break concepts down into pieces.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

By asking the student questions to see what areas need improvement.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

By understanding the student's needs.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Visuals, audio, and "monkey see, monkey do" type techniques.