My college background involves history, political science, pre-law, logic, law school core classes, and job ready political management courses. My studies have cultivated myself into an experienced tutor with a work ethic second to none. Education is a key aspect of my current life and I value it to the fullest extent. That is why I find it so pleasing to help students in need of educational assistance. I have been tutoring for about 6 years now.
Now, why am I on Varsity Tutors? I simply want help as many students as possible. The more students that can help, the more satisfaction I will receive. Anyway, I can't wait to work with students on here. I can do both in-person and online tutoring. I look forward to hearing from you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Oregon - Bachelors, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: George Washington University - Masters, Political Managment
Music, soccer, animals, and American politics.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Great communication and listening to the student.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know the student in order to understand his/her personality.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By building their confidence.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
With positive reinforcement.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I change the strategy.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
By reading together.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Typing outlines for students.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Once again, positive reinforcement.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Find out whether they're better at understanding overall themes or the minutiae of the material.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I give positive feedback.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
It's based on their demands.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
It depends on age, personality, and proficiency.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
The Internet and the writing board.