I have an associate in arts, which I received from Glendale Community College. I am currently finishing my bachelors in education at Arizona State University, and I plan on teaching middle school mathematics. I have interned in numerous classrooms and with various grade levels. I have worked with small groups of students as well as a whole class. I am familiar with the traditional ways of teaching subjects as well as common core standards, specifically in math. I tutor in Math, English, Reading, and Writing, although my favorite subject to tutor in is math, because I am going to be a math teacher. I enjoy helping students and my goal for math, is not to make students love math, but to be able to understand math, and all other subjects I tutor in as well. My teaching philosophy can be described as practicing math over and over until it becomes second nature. I also believe it is important to understand the process in math and not just remembering problems or getting answers. It is important to understand how and why you solve problems a certain way to fully understand mathematics, and that is why I believe in teaching reasoning and logic in math. My tutoring style can be described as one where I will constantly question and ask my students what they are doing. If they can answer in detail and explain their reasoning and logic in math, then that is how I know they fully understand the content they are learning. I will not just give the answers when a student is stuck, I will guide with questions, use background knowledge and relate new content to what students have already learned, because I will be looking to my students to be able to find the solution themselves. I feel this is the best approach when I tutor, because it will be more rewarding for the students when they figure out the problems with guidance from me. When I am not tutoring, I enjoy taking my husky puppy to the park, and hanging out with my family. I also play in a softball league with my sister and brothers on Sunday, and I enjoy catching up on some of my favorite Netflix shows in my down time.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Current Undergrad Student, Elementary School Teaching
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