I am an Alumni of Tougaloo College graduating with a BA in Psychology (3.58 GPA) in 2011, and current graduate student seeking a Masters in Educational Psychology. As a student for the past 19 years, I know all about the trial and error of studying and finding what works for you in order to stimulate your cognitive skills. With my degree I've had the advantage of taking Cognitive Psychology which has helped me become a successful tutor for 4 years. I have tutored students ranging from ages 8-19 (grades 3-college freshmen). I have conducted research on students cognition and factors that hinder them academically.
Students spend weeks and months studying details that someone else decided they should study. What’s more, they often have to study them in one way only – by sitting quietly at their desks and listening. How often are they asked, What are YOU interested in? How would YOU like to learn this material.I believe in meeting students where they are means beginning a tutoring relationship by discovering the student’s learning styles, goals, strengths, and challenges. My success as a tutor came from listening carefully to what students have already tried and what they feel has worked and not worked. I like to try using a method that corresponds to his or her learning preferences. Whether it is spatial intelligence or verbal-linguistic intelligence, whatever help stimulate the student. It's a tutoring technique that I believe will help the student excel academically!
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