I teach both micro and macro economics by reviewing the basics, and then go into more depth based on the specifics of what a student is struggling in. I also cover some of the history behind economics as a foundation in understanding the overall subject matter. Each lesson plan is developed with the individual student's needs in mind according to that student's difficulties.
I handle English related courses based on the areas being covered. For spelling and vocab, this usually involves drilling and understanding definitions fluently. For literature and reading related work, I cover understanding the areas of theme, plot, who the main characters are and central focus points of view from what was read so maximum comprehension is addressed. For writing, I cover using words correctly in sentence structure, and how to clearly get one's ideas across based on knowing one's audience. Each individual student is unique and my approach with anyone is fully understanding where their difficulties are before moving forward with a comprehensive strategy.
Covering all the basics of MS Excel as a spreadsheet and database program, and graduating to more complex functions such as formulas, charts, graphics, etc. My teaching approach is hands-on with the computer, and answering questions as we explore the different areas of MS Excel together. Where repetition on an area needs to happen I am happy to review. In the end, I will provide notes and resources so the complete lesson on MS Excel is easy to follow for future use.
Covering all the basics of MS Word as a word processor, and graduating to more complex functions such as macros, charts, graphics, etc. My teaching approach is hands-on with the computer, and answering questions as we explore the different areas of MS Word together. Where repetition on an area needs to happen I am happy to review. In the end, I will provide notes and resources so the complete lesson on MS Word is easy to follow where any question may arise in the future.
I teach psychology based on the unique needs of the student. This subject is very broad-based, and depending on what the student is struggling with, we will then focus on these areas. Basic psychological concepts are part of this process in addition to any specifics in this subject.
I teach reading by showing the basic steps of sounding out words, breaking sentence structure up, taking each paragraph in small bits and comprehension. By showing these steps, I help create a safe and anxiety-free environment so the student can master the reading skills necessary to be a successful reader. Within a short time, the student will gradually move forward from simple books to chapter-level reading. Homework is a continual part of this process so the important reading skills are not lost, and the students become comfortable with reading as part of their lives.
Good study skills are important in any subject. Having a BA in psychology and a MA Ed in secondary education, I know hard work, dedication, organization and continual practice are the basic elements toward earning good grades. This has translated positively for me in both my professional and personal life. Being successful in your own studies can happen too by looking at the material being studied and learning how to break information down into chucks, using memory strategies like mnemonics, working with note cards, highlighting key areas within reading passages and working with many other strategies to learn the basics of what good study habits are about. From practicing these techniques you can become successful in any subject area you are struggling with.
I cover the specifics of what the student needs to know in AP History. The student tailors their own specific curriculum while I address those specifics. Being certified by the State of Florida to teach social sciences 6-12 will give a great amount of expertise to knowing AP History, in addition to teaching students at the AP level.