Hello there, and thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Eli G., and I am available for Spanish (all high school levels and some college), English and basic Math through Algebra tutoring. I am fluent in Spanish, and have been using it almost daily for the last 8 years since moving to Wilmington. I have impressed many of my native Spanish speaking employees with my abilities, and would like to use this skill I have learned in an educational setting. I graduated high school in 1999 and went to Virginia Tech to become a high school Spanish teacher. I left school early to pursue other interests, but continued to use my Spanish in work environments almost daily since then. I have begun to re-explore my interest in teaching, and decided that tutoring would be a good opportunity for me to use my understanding of the language to help students who may be struggling to grasp concepts or just need some extra practice outside of the school setting. I am a very energetic person with an outgoing personality, very friendly and easy to get along with. I have experience working with high school aged students having supervised and trained culinary students in an internship program from a local high school here in Wilmington and received positive feedback from their in-school instructor regarding my instruction and rapport with the students. I am very patient and can adjust my strategy for relating information if I feel that the student isn't quite catching on, as everyone learns differently. While Spanish is my strongest subject, I am also suited for tutoring in English, and math subjects through algebra II level or so. I myself took math up through calculus in high school, so I would be willing to help with math above algebra II if needed.
As far as my teaching method is concerned, I like to get to know the student and relate the information in a way that I feel meets their personality and learning style. Some students are more hands on, some just need the confidence boost to get over certain hurdles. Everybody learns differently, and I don't just want to parrot what their teachers are saying to them in class, but give them a different point of view, a different angle at which to view the information. Of course I would not deviate from their classroom obligations, just offer a different perspective. I am not one to give out answers or do the student's homework for them, so please don't think that I just want to help them get their homework done without them learning how it was they did it. Anyone can rattle off answers, I want them to truly comprehend the "how" and the "why". You can't continue with new material until the previous concepts have been mastered.
My goals for the student are as follows:
-Understanding of the material outside of just filling in the blanks-concept mastery.
-Improved homework grades, test scores and self confidence in the classroom.
-Critical thinking and the ability to "think outside the box"- recalling learned concepts and applying them.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile! If you feel that I may be able to help with any of the subjects listed, please don't hesitate to contact me to set up a meeting! Good luck, and I look forward to hearing from you!
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