The education system, such a complex and convoluted series of practices and hierarchies, where does the student of the 21st century fit? Education now-a-days seems to have a greater goal of higher efficiency compared to student individuality in the class room. With a ballooning population, low teacher salaries, and out dated resources, we are in for a crisis situation in the coming decades with our current system. So many individuals I know that have entered the teaching field with the mind set that they are going to shake things up, and really start to perpetuate a difference, have more often than not been met with stark opposition and resistance. Something that people may find counter-intuitive at best. The education system isn't going to change overnight, that the beauty of incorporating a tutor into a student's life. This gives the student the individual one on one attention that a growing, curious mind deserves. I'm a scientist in my day to day life, holding a BS in Microbiology... read more
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This is really exciting for me. I fell in love with Spanish in 9th grade, even went on to study Spanish at La Universidad Internacional de Guadalajara, studied business and literature in Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and continued my Spanish studies at Columbia International University. I pastored at a hispanic church in Columbia, SC. In fact, my first sermons were in Spanish. And now, I am SO excited to begin the journey of teaching and tutoring students in this incredible language! My teaching style is unique, I am high energy with an emphasis on what I call connections, effective ways of remembering and connecting the dots. At the end of the day Spanish is a big puzzle. It's fun to figure it out and put the pieces together! Looking forward to hopefully tutoring you soon! Daniel
I love kids and I love learning. I strongly believe that every student can learn and will learn when provided the necessary tools. Kids don't always learn, during school hours, what they need to become successful. Tutors help bridge the gap between unsuccessful and successful students. Tutoring provides the the student with the opportunity to receive one on one instruction. It also allows the student a chance to interact with another positive adult role model. Both of these things could make a difference in the life of a student. I am here to help teach, guide, and mentor students so that they can become successful members of society.
Tutoring to me means helping students understand material and gain confidence using newly acquired skills. Tutoring to me means guiding students through mental roadblocks and better preparing them for the future. Tutoring to me means setting students up for success by making sure they can explain how they got an answer. I fear, however, that for some students tutoring means paying someone to complete an assignment for them. To me that is something else perhaps called 'Cheater-ing' that is the total anti-thesis of what I term Tutoring.
I have a summertime special going on until June 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm. If you contact me and say the phrase "I want to advance in math" you will receive one hour at 50% off. Contact me today to discuss how you can advance your skills! Warmest Regards, Candice O.
The WyzAny poll recently asked if I'd have internet in tutoring more than one student. I love the idea of teaching multiple students because there is no better feeling than a student gets that look of clarity in their eyes and understands something they were having difficulty with. So when there's more than one student that I can give this moment of clarity to it only gets better. :-D
I am a RN and a mother of 3 boys ages 13, 8, and 3. I have always had a passion for learning new things and sharing my knowledge with others. I am currently working on my Masters degree in Nurse Educator. In my past time I enjoy all things outdoors with my children: camping, hiking, swimming, biking. I also enjoy fitness and strength training. I believe that knowledge is power and love enhancing the lives of those around me!
Working with high school students is very straightforward. Kids in their mid to late teens are often focused and self-motivated to learn and perform. They are thinking about college and beyond, and usually have some goals in mind that they would like to achieve. Young children, however, are not as determined to plow through hours of mathematical tutelage as their older counterparts. They are substantially more disconnected from the real world and career ambitions. What usually occupies their minds on a regular basis is playing sports with their friends, video games, and sleepovers. In a word, their lives are primarily centered around “having fun.” And that’s a beautiful thing. In fact, I do what I do on a daily basis because I love having fun. It just so happens that my version of fun is teaching math. Because younger children are carefree, unencumbered by concerns of college admissions and career goals, it can be a challenge to command their attention. But after... read more
Greetings, reader! I am new to Wyzant but have been a part time tutor in a variety of subjects for 6 years. One of the most common subjects I help students in is English/Writing, and it is by far the most difficult. The challenge is not knowing how to write a great essay given the prompt, but how to get the student to write the essay using his/her own voice, style and structure. I have gotten used to walking the razor's edge over the years, but the temptation to write parts of the essay for new writing tutors can be tremendous. Particularly when spending minutes on word choice and sentence order, the prospect of doing some ghost-writing is undoubtedly alluring. So how does one persevere through those silent, deep-thinking sessions? What I find motivating is the knowledge that my role as a tutor is not to tell the student what to do, but to give him/her an alternative set of tools that he/she does not get in a classroom that will help them express... read more
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin I have always been told that to teach, you must be a student yourself! Intelligence is not enough when facilitating learning. The operative word being "facilitate" which means...I am not the only one talking and my student is involved; an exchange takes place between me and the one(s) being taught and a learning environment is created for all. To prepare to teach or facilitate a learning session, requires preparation. My preparation includes making available to myself great resources (online or from my bookshelf) that have valuable and relevant content conducive for learning . One of my web sources is Lynda.com (gives me a library of over 1,800 video tutorials to learn software, business, and enhance my creative skills). Since I use Microsoft Office, I will sign into Microsoft Office 365 online for resources. Other online resources... read more
Hi, So, obviously I'm new on here and want to hit the ground running. ...Electrical Engineering student at UTC... I have tutored students, whether it be classmates, college kids, or adults, since about 6th or 7th grade. My mother and grandmother are both teachers, and our family jokes that we all walk out of the womb carrying a laser pointer and wearing glasses. I am super outgoing and willing to go through just about every unorthodox way to teach something so that the student understands it fully. I have numerous subscriptions to teaching sites that provide me with many different types of tools, worksheets, and methods of teaching. I truly enjoy this sort of 2nd job of mine and hope that I bring a little more enjoyment into students lives. No one like doing or learning difficult things. If you're reading this chances are you're having a hard time too. Well, it doesn't have to be that way with me. I like to bring... read more
Hello All, I am new to the tutoring community and I can't wait to get started. My fiance and I recently relocated to Georgia, so I am in the process of getting my teacher certification here. I am also applying to graduate school in order to further my education. As a teacher, I love getting to watch concepts click for students. Everyone learns at their own pace, and it is so rewarding to watch a child who has struggled as they grasp a new idea. I look forward to tutoring because I know that one-on-one interactions will allow even more of these moments. Without constant classroom interruptions we will be able to work at whatever pace and level suits the student best. In short, I am just really looking forward to helping students find understanding and confidence in troubling subjects. Please contact me if you need a tutor.
Hi y'all! I'm excited about the opportunity to tutor and get support you on the path of knowledge. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you. Here's to growing, learning, and bettering ourselves! Jon
Welcome, This digital space will serve as a journal, an archive, and a vat of advice or conclusions from my tutoring experiences. I'm setting out today to begin actively pursuing tutoring opportunities through Wyzant's program, hoping to connect with students in the Decatur, GA area who are searching for some language help. What to expect in the posts to come: -Successes in lesson planning and activities -Failures (shameful though they may be) -- this may actually end up being the most beneficial of them all. -Tips I've gleaned from my own teaching in the past -Narrative journeys through the lessons and their intricacies I look forward to collaborating and swapping stories with readers. So by all means, shoot me a message at any time and I'll be happy to talk! Peace, Eric N.
Unless you are traveling in a spaceship and moving close to the speed of light, time passes at the same rate for everyone. The Earth takes approximately 24 hours to complete one full rotation on its axis, which has resulted in a day being 24 hours long. So why do some people seem to be able to accomplish so much more when we all have the same amount of time in our day? Simply, they have mastered good time management skills. I have summarized 3 Time Management tips that I have condensed from a number of different resources. Hopefully, these will help you finish more tasks and get you closer to accomplishing your goals. 1) Create a Prioritized To-Do List At the beginning of every day, take 15 minutes to consciously decide how you want to spend your time. This is also called making a plan for your day. Write down everything you need to do that day. This list should include steps needed to complete a S.M.A.R.T. goal, tasks or project items for work or school,... read more
Hello! To start my first blog post I wanted to say a little something about how much I love tutoring and the weather forecast for Southern California since my main passion is meteorology. Tutoring is something I started in the latter half of college once I started to take upper level math courses. I loved tutoring and wished I had a team of tutors to help me when I was struggling in some of my courses at the time. Sometimes teachers can only do so much or you cannot feel like you can approach them or ask them for questions. Tutors on the other hand are always eager to help students in their studies. It's more than just helping the student, you are creating a brighter future with every student you tutor. Additionally, each time you tutor you feel even better and learn each time you do it. It's both a learning and rewarding experience. Also, for those that live in Southern California (San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego, and even... read more
1. Hyperphysics This website is basically a concept map of every physics topic, and I mean every. It's not a comprehensive guide to all of them, but it provides a basic overview of pretty much everything you could ever want to know about physics. It's not a "Physics for Dummies" site, so if you're struggling, you'll still need a competent tutor. That being said, if you want to look up and equation or definition, or just learn a little more about something your teacher only mentioned, it is the best resource I know. 2. Paul's Online Math Notes This website offers extremely detailed lessons on Algebra, Calculus I, II, and III, and Differential Equations. To be honest, I learned most of what I know about Calculus through Paul, not my professors. I'll even admit that many students can use this in place of a tutor. Paul's teaching style isn't for everyone, though, so many people will still need some extra help. 3. SparkNotes... read more
Math can be a puzzling and often frustrating subject for students. Some pupils seem to effortlessly pluck A+’s from the heavens, while others grind away to earn average grades at best. Why the discrepancy? Are some brains simply predisposed to math success, while others are hopelessly misaligned? Of course not. If I believed that, I wouldn’t be teaching math. So what’s the deal? Why the blaring gap in math performance? One key factor is learning styles. Despite what your folks might say, people learn in different ways. Some students naturally thrive in standard Prussian style classroom settings; others, however, only truly soar in different environments that are better tailored to their particular strengths. If a student is struggling in math at school, it could be because the standard curriculum is not in sync with his/her learning style. This article will (1) run through the seven learning styles, (2) explain how to identify where students fit on the learning style spectrum,... read more
Finding an excellent tutor can make a tremendous impact on a child’s ability to succeed academically. While some kids are able to independently digest in class lectures and textbook explanations, others benefit greatly from an additional system of support. Parsing through the material after school with a guiding hand can fully illuminate subjects that are otherwise difficult to grasp. Translation: with the right set of mentors, all students can develop into confident adults with healthy GPAs. Most parents are well versed in the art of finding a nicely fitting academic institution, but very few are aware of the highly nuanced process for vetting a tutor. Here are six key components that parents should evaluate when searching for a tutor: 1. Experience Tutoring Or Teaching – it goes without saying that experience is critical in any field. It is particularly important in teaching, however, because there are a wide variety of students and respective learning styles. Some... read more