I graduated in May 2009 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and a concentration in History. I have my Master's in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I have taught first grade and am currently teaching middle school at a Catholic School.
The children today are our future. As an educator, it is my duty to give students all the tools and scaffolding needed to make conscious choices and decisions after they have finished school. As a tutor for your student, I will do my best to provide every opportunity for students to succeed not only in school, but in the real world as well.
I have worked with children of all ages in various capacities over the past 8 years. Most recently, I taught a second grade summer school class. During that summer, the students learned how to write letters, worked on vocabulary and reading skills, conducted many science experiments, and even brushed up on the math they learned in first grade. I have also tutored struggling students in various grades to increase their understanding of grade level material.
My main goal when tutoring/teaching is to make learning fun. Activities and games that help students to understand material are my forte. All of the activities will cater to the student's learning style. Some students learn better by memorizing and reading; others like to see things visually though graphic organizers, diagrams, and 3-D images. I will try to meet your student's learning needs. I like to joke around and get to know the students I tutor. However, when it is time to work, I mean business.
I will not under any circumstance do a student's work. I will give every student the tools and support that is needed to complete an assignment, but the work turned in will be the student's own thoughts.
If a student needs help studying for a test, we will work on strategies to help a student study. Some things that might be included are: flashcards, note-taking, reviewing things not understood, jeopardy-like games, quizzing students on material, etc. These activities will help student's learn how to study on their own.
By providing opportunities for student success through fun activities and games, providing scaffolding for students to complete assignments, and giving students important tools for studying, your student should be able to succeed both within and out of the classroom. I promise to give 100% to your student.
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