Hi, my name is Salvatore. I am uniquely qualified to work with students who need help. I have developed a tutoring methodology through my experience as a substitute teacher in a fantastic school system. Here it is:
1.Psychological. I want to understand where the student’s insecurities lie. Does the student think that they are not as smart as the other kids? Does the student think that it is impossible for them to pass the test or accomplish the assignment? My tutoring session is designed to create “winnable” benchmarks that will help build the student’s confidence.
2.Preparation & Time Management: Both the student AND THE TUTOR must be prepared for the session ahead of time. The material must be reviewed before the session starts for time efficiency. This mirrors the homework and test taking scenario that the student will encounter at school. Preparation is critical to building confidence and scholastic achievement.
3.Fun: The lesson must be fun. I student can start being inspired to have fun when the fear of failure is eliminated from the assignment/lesson.
I have worked extensively with students in grammar school, junior high, and high school levels. I am experienced in teaching: European History, US History, English/Language Arts, Writing, Art, Drama, Latin and Math. I am fluent in Spanish and conversational in Italian. For students looking to learn Spanish or Spanish speaking students looking to learn English, I have experience teaching in a dual language (Spanish/English) immersion program. In this unique classroom setting, I have covered the following subjects: Creative Writing, Math, History/Humanities and Science.
Why do I love Tutoring?
Although I find teaching a classroom to be exciting and energizing, I love tutoring students on a one-on-one basis. Tutoring allows me to achieve a higher level of success with you, the student. Implementing my education philosophy on an individual basis enables me to help you conquer insecurities as they may relate to difficult subjects. Once this is accomplished, I can help you improve your learning in all subjects. Helping you to develop confidence in your scholastic ability is the primary objective in helping you improve in your overall education. Helping to build confident scholars is my passion!
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