I have taught classes on Rome, Greece, wisdom literature, legal matters, English and American literature, and American history. My education and experience are very strong in writing, reading comprehension, English and American literature (fiction and poetry), in which I have a Bachelor of Arts, and in American history (non-fiction. I have raised 2 daughters to adulthood, reading to them every night, teaching them to read well and to enjoy reading. Both of my daughters have been avid and fast readers since early childhood. I have read widely across many disciplines, including English language literature, archaeology, architecture, science, literature from other languages and cultures, and in history. I have further honed my reading and writing skills by my daily reading, writing, evaluating, analyzing, and researching in my work as an attorney and in my work in the insurance business.
I enjoy teaching and tutoring very much. I approach tutoring with a positive attitude. I am flexible in working with different learning styles and abilities. I initially ask what the student hopes to accomplish from tutoring. I ask how much time the student has to become proficient in the subject. I then find out what problems have occurred and determine where the tutoring should be focused. I suggest a plan to the student for tutoring the subject within the time necessary. We then reach agreement on a plan. I tutor by encouraging the student to become comfortable with many learning techniques, such as lecture, questions and answers, taking good notes from reading or from a lecture, reviewing the reading and notes on a regular basis, preparing for a test, and memorization. I go over the subject matter repeatedly. I begin each session with a quick review of what was studied in the previous session.
I approach tutoring with the concept that learning can be exciting. I believe that a student can be taught to embrace and know the subject well. I think that such techniques will help the student to develop confidence in their ability to learn and to be successful in their coursework.
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