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Kayla S.

Pearland, TX

$35/hr

Dynamic and Fun; Let's learn together!

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Dynamic and Fun; Let's learn together!

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I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Tyler with my Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Human Resource Development (HRD). Not sure what HRD is? That's okay, it's a fairly new field of study. Most people immediately hear "Human Resources" and their mind creates a mental image of their HR department at work, but that department is more appropriately known as the Human Resource Management (HRM) department. HRD is very different from HRM! HRM focuses more on employee management with money, hiring/firing, benefits, and other related things. Alternately, HRD is the "process of developing and/or unleashing human expertise through organization development and personnel training and development for the purpose of improving performance at the organizational, process, and individual/group levels." - Richard Swanson

It is my passion and mission to unleash your highest potential. I execute this during tutoring by attending to your personal learning style. This tutoring approach consists of altering curriculum, tests, and activities to enrich and inspire your learning process. Do you know your learning style? Not only will I focus directly on your style, I will teach you how to use your style’s advantages in multiple areas such as taking notes, taking tests, completing large assignments, and studying. While our time to learn successfully may be short, you will leave not only knowing the subject matter, but also how to continue producing that success in future endeavors.

Why do I enjoy tutoring/teaching/training so much? Personally, there is no greater feeling for me than when viewing an individual's point of absorption. Basically, their "Ah ha!" moment is what I like to call it. It's when they have successfully integrated new information or processes into their personal connections. To explain: everyone has a bundle of connections making up their life experiences, thought patterns, habits, etc. and to learn new material or skills, the student must attribute the new information to an already present connection. A great example is discovering a short cut within a familiar piece of software. You may use that software on a daily basis and upon learning that short cut, you can effectively understand and integrate its utilization into your daily routine with that program. If you are not familiar with that program very well, the shortcut would not make much sense to you because you have no need to use it. Therefore, your brain would have more difficulty trying to attach that information to your present connections. How you connect new ideas and skills is through your individual learning style; thus, it is a prime focus to discover the most efficient and enjoyable way for you to learn. The "Ah ha!" moment has kept me captivated through tutoring and teaching during high school and all the way up through college.

While this tutoring was previously held on campus in a student-to-student environment or as a group tutoring resource, I am now ready to offer my services to others in a professional manner. While most of my previous experience has been with high school and college age individuals, I am excited to assist younger students in the areas of writing, reading, vocabulary, and other integral subjects. It is great to start developing successful learning habits early!

Above all else, I am a mentor, a motivator, a coach, and an educator. Through instruction with me, you will not only learn the subject material, but you will grow personally as well. Together, we can both explore your personal strengths and weaknesses to facilitate ongoing learning success.

Testimonials

"Great tutor for astronomy."

- Doris, Pearland, TX on 8/2/13
Kayla replied on 8/2/2013

Thanks for the positive feedback, Doris. You left a lasting impression on me as well! You are committed to the success of your education and I was very impressed with your dedication in studying for your final. Congratulations on your A grade! I know that you will continue to flourish in your future endeavors.

Thank you so much for a great lesson to begin my journey with; I will certainly never forget my first student through the WyzAnt system! I wish the very best for you and I would be honored to provide more services in the future, should you need me.

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Astronomy
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Microsoft Access

For a current project at work, I was given the opportunity to study and learn Access 2013. To reach the Intermediate - Expert level, I used an online training program for the basics and then picked up Beginner and Intermediate level books for higher processes. I searched personally for relevant tips at the Expert level. After 2 months of studying and working in Access 2013, I am extremely competent in its processes and uses.

Microsoft Outlook

I have used Outlook since 2009 after my company switched over from Lotus notes. For corporate communication, Outlook is an extremely effective tool. For personal use, I prefer Outlook over all others. Despite playing with Gmail for many years, I signed up for Outlook in its Beta stage (when everything Hotmail was about to be changed over) and I've never looked back! Personally, I believe that the ability to create aliases is a genius move and has expedited my ability to efficiently read and respond to emails. I can teach Outlook for both professional and private use.

Public Speaking

First, my career focus is HRD, more specifically, training facilitation. I have given live training to many external clients. Secondly, while getting my Master’s degree in HRD, I served as a founding member of the UT Tyler Leadership Academy. I wrote all of my speeches and course topics and then presented them publicly to the attendees. We could expect anywhere from 50 to 150 attendees within that first year of start-up. That experience, along with my training facilitation, shows that I am highly competent in speaking publicly, whether it be a module of curriculum at a manufacturing plant or an expository on leadership skills to college students.

Reading

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes and, in my opinion, one of the most important skills for any person to learn. Reading is a foundation of learning and navigating through this world. Being proficient in the English language, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary, I am able to provide an entire package of learning when with my students. Not only will they learn how to read efficiently and effectively, they will begin to understand sentence structure and verbiage supplementary.

My teaching method in this subject begins by establishing a good learning relationship with the student. Reading out loud can be extremely frustrating and it is critical that a bond of understanding and patience be fostered from the very beginning. I use positive reinforcement, frequently praising the student for great progress.

When a student is struggling, a great method that I subscribe to is the in-depth focus of a particular word: What does this mean? Why do you think it was used here? What is the message that the author is trying to convey with this word?

As a results-oriented educator, I always provide immediate feedback for the student and constant progress reports for the parent. I find that this is a fantastic motivator for the student as they can view their growth and development from the beginning.

Study Skills

While serving as a founding member of the UT Tyler Leadership Academy, I was responsible for providing education on study skills, along with test taking, note taking, time management, critical reading, and more. Also, by graduating summa cum laude, I’d say that my study skills are top notch! But, in all seriousness, I have a great deal of experience with teaching study skills even at an informal level. In particular, many of my sophomore year math class colleagues came to me to learn how to study their formulas because they were having trouble retaining the information.

Theatre

I have been active in the world of theatre since I was a little girl, not only in viewing and studying it, but also as a teacher and performer. At the age of three, my grandparents took me to Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) to enjoy the shows with season tickets and I still attend regularly. As an actress, and sometimes Choral Leader, my resume includes Oklahoma, A Christmas Carol, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Damn Yankees, and multiple single acts. I have played lead role characters in Bye, Bye Birdie, Operatic Selections for Children, and Cinderella. As an educator, I have provided tutoring in theatre to students in musical history, voice and intonation, body language, prominent writers/composers, and basic knowledge (jargon and processes).

Kayla’s Resources

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Yes, you should absolutely read Ender’s Game and not just because the movie is coming out this year. This book has been such a foundational piece of literature for me; I read it every single year. It is in my collection of “I will never let it go” novels. There is a reason that it won awards...

To echo all of the previous answers, YES! you should read The Hunger Games. In fact, I was mesmerized by the entire trilogy.

University of Texas in Tyler
Human Resource Dev.
University of Texas in Tyler
Master's

Education

University of Texas in Tyler (Human Resource Dev.)

University of Texas in Tyler (Master's)

Great tutor for astronomy. — Kayla was very patient with me and she listened to my needs. She went the extra mile to insure I learned the material needed for my upcoming test. I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling with any subject she tutors. I was very pleased with Kayla and she left a lasting impression. ...

— Doris, Pearland, TX on 8/2/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kayla will travel within 10 miles of Pearland, TX 77581.


About Kayla

I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Tyler with my Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Human Resource Development (HRD). Not sure what HRD is? That's okay, it's a fairly new field of study. Most people immediately hear "Human Resources" and their mind creates a mental image of their HR department at work, but that department is more appropriately known as the Human Resource Management (HRM) department. HRD is very different from HRM! HRM focuses more on employee management with money, hiring/firing, benefits, and other related things. Alternately, HRD is the "process of developing and/or unleashing human expertise through organization development and personnel training and development for the purpose of improving performance at the organizational, process, and individual/group levels." - Richard Swanson

It is my passion and mission to unleash your highest potential. I execute this during tutoring by attending to your personal learning style. This tutoring approach consists of altering curriculum, tests, and activities to enrich and inspire your learning process. Do you know your learning style? Not only will I focus directly on your style, I will teach you how to use your style’s advantages in multiple areas such as taking notes, taking tests, completing large assignments, and studying. While our time to learn successfully may be short, you will leave not only knowing the subject matter, but also how to continue producing that success in future endeavors.

Why do I enjoy tutoring/teaching/training so much? Personally, there is no greater feeling for me than when viewing an individual's point of absorption. Basically, their "Ah ha!" moment is what I like to call it. It's when they have successfully integrated new information or processes into their personal connections. To explain: everyone has a bundle of connections making up their life experiences, thought patterns, habits, etc. and to learn new material or skills, the student must attribute the new information to an already present connection. A great example is discovering a short cut within a familiar piece of software. You may use that software on a daily basis and upon learning that short cut, you can effectively understand and integrate its utilization into your daily routine with that program. If you are not familiar with that program very well, the shortcut would not make much sense to you because you have no need to use it. Therefore, your brain would have more difficulty trying to attach that information to your present connections. How you connect new ideas and skills is through your individual learning style; thus, it is a prime focus to discover the most efficient and enjoyable way for you to learn. The "Ah ha!" moment has kept me captivated through tutoring and teaching during high school and all the way up through college.

While this tutoring was previously held on campus in a student-to-student environment or as a group tutoring resource, I am now ready to offer my services to others in a professional manner. While most of my previous experience has been with high school and college age individuals, I am excited to assist younger students in the areas of writing, reading, vocabulary, and other integral subjects. It is great to start developing successful learning habits early!

Above all else, I am a mentor, a motivator, a coach, and an educator. Through instruction with me, you will not only learn the subject material, but you will grow personally as well. Together, we can both explore your personal strengths and weaknesses to facilitate ongoing learning success.

Testimonials

"Great tutor for astronomy."

- Doris, Pearland, TX on 8/2/13
Kayla replied on 8/2/2013

Thanks for the positive feedback, Doris. You left a lasting impression on me as well! You are committed to the success of your education and I was very impressed with your dedication in studying for your final. Congratulations on your A grade! I know that you will continue to flourish in your future endeavors.

Thank you so much for a great lesson to begin my journey with; I will certainly never forget my first student through the WyzAnt system! I wish the very best for you and I would be honored to provide more services in the future, should you need me.

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Education

University of Texas in Tyler
Human Resource Dev.
University of Texas in Tyler
Master's

Education

University of Texas in Tyler (Human Resource Dev.)

University of Texas in Tyler (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Pearland, TX 77581

Kayla’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Astronomy
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Kayla’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Kayla. View all of Kayla’s resources

Yes, you should absolutely read Ender’s Game and not just because the movie is coming out this year. This book has been such a foundational piece of literature for me; I read it every single year. It is in my collection of “I will never let it go” novels. There is a reason that it won awards...

To echo all of the previous answers, YES! you should read The Hunger Games. In fact, I was mesmerized by the entire trilogy.


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