I possess experience through tutoring elementary to high school students for over 2 years and over 4 years of course work focused in education from the University of Phoenix. My tutoring has been with at-risk youth in the Los Angeles metro area for over 3 years. Also, I have taught on-line courses over 4 years to adults focusing on educational workshops and presentations in Human Resources Management (HRM) and Employment Law in HR Management. I have completed 33 credits towards my Master of Elementary Education program and plan to complete the 2 reminding courses for completion. I possess a master's in Information Technology and enjoy working with all ages on tutoring to enhance their technical skills, basic math to algebra and English. I have worked with "specific disabilities" and special needs, and include techniques to enhance their learning process. Thus, I am very flexible to accommodate the student's diverse needs. I am experienced in consulting, training executives, managers and supervisors in diverse industries in diverse industries so they can accomplish their technical and human resource management goals for their organization.
I enjoy reading, golf, walking, art, drama, dance, and all music. I have assisted in the accomplishment in bringing my grandson's reading grade beyond his current grade level. Also, I have worked with 3 certified teachers to home school a him for two years to accomplish a foundation due to his diagnosis with ADHD and work together with the school and teachers to keep him on target. I have found that parents must communicate with their child's teacher and it can be face to face, phone, email and continuous communication and dedication with their child as a student and monitoring their progress. If parents do not have these qualities it is challenging for a tutor to get through with them, unless the parents are open to receive these suggestions and guidelines to become a successful team in working for their student to become successful in school and to be a top performing student.
Here are the basics I would need to know in order to successfully tutor a child.
For example as a profession with business clients and my employers with team members I have found the same and similar approach is with k the parents and my methods would be the following steps.
During the initial meeting with the parents, which can be meeting by phone is fine, but meeting in person is highly recommended and would ask them some basic questions:
•Why do you want your child to work with a tutor?
•How long do you think it should take to accomplish your objectives?
•How do you expect your child to perform in school?
•How does your child handle stress?
•Could your work schedule conflict with your child's tutoring schedule?
Questions I ask the student.
Discuss the student with their parents, and have found it best to let the parents do the talking. Spend my initial meeting getting to know one another. Try to determine the student's learning style. I would basically “Listen". Some of the questions below I would ask even though it may seem obvious or irrelevant, but the answers would explain what the student likes and dislikes, and allow me to plan my tutoring accordingly.
•What are your hobbies?
•What are your favorite and least favorite subjects?
•What do you want to be when you grow up?
•What's your preferred way to learn? Do you like to listen to lessons, see lessons in action, or are you a hands-on learner?
•How do you study?
•How do you think tutoring can help you?
•Do you feel stressed when you're at school or doing your homework?
It's up to you to craft an engaging lesson plan. This plan will be most effective if you work to understand each student and her parents -- and if they work to understand you.
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