Mr. Widerski used to tell us adorable stories about his toddler daughter before jumping into calculus. Every lesson would start with laughter, and continue with learning. He set reasonable daily goals while giving us opportunities to exceed expectations if we had the drive to do such. I learned a lot from him.
Education nurtures the person, not just the mind, and I see that as my tutoring goal. Getting to know my students is just as important as the material at hand. Once a level of trust is established, only then can true learning occur. My whole-student education strategy adapts to match him/her where they are in their learning development. Therefore it is, intrinsically, a student-centered approach that is unique to the individual. My method is to engage the learner in the topic by making it fun in a way that can lead to a deeper understanding.
To supplement this, I give my students certain "tools" or "tricks" to assist in remembering certain processes. Their study and organizational habits are fine tuned as well to help instill in them solid, lifelong educational routines.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Bachelor in Arts, Art Teacher Education
Graduate Degree: Roosevelt University - Master of Arts Teaching, Elementary School Teaching
ACT English: 31
ACT Reading: 31
I have so much fun spending time with my family and friends. Additionally, I enjoy doing activities by myself such as reading, writing for pleasure, and doing puzzles. My ideal weekend would consist of being productive as well as finding time for get-togethers, cooking a healthy meal, watching a movie, taking a long walk, or seeing live music.
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing