I've been tutoring or teaching (non-certified) pretty consistently for the last 10 years. I have training in effective tutoring methodology through the Reading/Writing Center at Concordia College. I love teaching and learning, and I am comfortable tutoring many and varied subjects, including high school math, sciences, social studies, English language and literature, composition, and Spanish. I have a special interest in tutoring English to non-native speakers. From my experience at the Reading/Writing Center and leading the Writing Center at Prairie Point Middle School and 9th Grade Academy, I'm very comfortable (and downright enthusiastic) about tutoring advanced composition.
I see my role as a tutor to be that of facilitator. I'm very attuned to affective factors that can interfere with learning (stress, frustration, etc.) and thus am very skilled in establishing a learning environment that is conducive to learning. I've had difficulty with subjects before, too, when they were taught in a way that didn't work for me, so I know how overwhelming that can feel! I love working with learners of all ages, especially grades 5-10 and I aim to make a positive impact on every student with whom I work.
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