Hello! My name is Therese. I have been tutoring and working with students for over ten years. I have a degree in International Studies and a Minor in Chinese Language from Louisiana State University. I've studied Mandarin for five years, including a year abroad in Taiwan, where I was also a full time ESL/TESL teacher and tutor. I have experience teaching students of all ages (2 and up). I have TEFL certification through International TEFL and TESOL Training (ITTT).
My approach to tutoring is simple. First, I assess where my student is in the relevant subject, then I focus our attentions on helping the student to not only grasp that subject more completely, but also to develop the study skills necessary to succeed in every subject. These skills include identification of key concepts, a variety of study/memorization techniques (i.e. wrote memorization, practice exercises, study guides, etc.), understanding what kinds of questions to ask, and more. This approach is complimented by honest, but kind feedback, celebration of progress, and recognition of achievement in order to create a positive and encouraging learning environment.
If you are committed to working hard and putting forth an honest and sincere effort, I guarantee that you will see immediate improvement in your results. I am patient, fun, and committed to helping you do the best that you can in your academic pursuits.
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