"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." --Abigail Adams
The quote above summarizes my belief about learning, and thus, tutoring. As a tutor, my goal is provide my students with the attention and diligence that will engage them in the learning process efficiently and help them succeed academically.
I tutor students in French
and Academic English Writing
, as well as students that are planning to take the TOEFL
exam. Currently, I am a student in the Master's program in French Language
at San Jose State University (SJSU), where I will be teaching a French course in the Fall 2014 semester. I am also a Peer Educator with the Peer Connections program as SJSU.
As a tutor and peer educator at SJSU, I have been trained to work with students to encourage approaches that encourage self-efficacy in learning and academic success. Since each student has a unique learning style, I am keenly attentive to students' individual needs and use tools that enable them to increase their efficiency in learning. Thus, I tutor content by employing strategies that cater to individual preferences in order to maximize learning, retention and opportunity for long-term academic success. My students continue to show tremendous improvement in their scores and grades as a consequence of the learning process that they are introduced to, since it helps them recognize and work with their strengths.
My tutoring process also involves regular assessment and feedback of students. Additionally, I collect feedback from students on the tutoring sessions: a practice that empowers them and makes them more engaged in their process of learning.
I am flexible in terms of cancellation and rescheduling of tutoring sessions. I encourage students to meet me in downtown San Jose, where I can reserve space for tutoring. However, I am willing to travel to another location if that is more convenient for the student.
My passion lies in working with students, and I find my work extremely rewarding. I really look forward to working with you, and to assisting you in achieving the academic success you desire!