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... read more
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." This quote, attributed to Albert Einstein (Dodd, n.d.), expresses the idea that is embodied by the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. This theory, developed by psychologist and neuroscientist Howard Gardner, states that intelligence is not... read more
Introduction Teachers carry a tremendous responsibility. Their job is not just to educate the next generation of human beings that may one day shape the destiny of mankind, but they also have the opportunity to inspire the students that enter their classroom--to encourage creativity, to instill confidence and self-esteem, and to help students attain their fullest potential. It... read more
Some people may think that tutoring and teaching are more or less the same, but the truth is that there are several key differences between the two. Teachers develop lesson plans that they must teach at a certain pace while accommodating various learning styles. Many times I've heard students say, “my teacher goes too fast” or “I don’t understand the way my teacher explains... read more
Title 1 provides academic assistance to selected students who are failing or are at risk of failing to meet the State’s challenging content and student performance standards in reading and mathematics. The challenge lies in pinpointing where each student is struggling and providing support to each student individually. You cannot simply help in general terms, you must... read more
I have had many good teachers in my life, but not all necessarily in formal educational settings. I had a WONDERFUL preceptor when I first came out of nursing school. Vielke was calm, knowledgeable, helpful, nonjudgemental, friendly, and the patients and staff loved her. She could work her way around a difficult patient load, while never panicking. My third grade teacher,... read more
Growing up, it was common for myself and my peers to consider pursuing career paths that weren't related to education. Being brainwashed by other professions, I never realized my natural gift of teaching until later on when I began tutoring a fellow student in high school. And to be clear, teaching and tutoring do have their differences. For the sake of simplicity, I'll mesh... read more
Hey everyone! First and foremost, I love to learn. Ever since I was young, I've always been interested in Academics. I haven't always tried my hardest in school, but it wasn't ever because I didn't understand. I often had the opposite problem; I understood and just wanted to move on. I've always worked to not only gather information, but share it as well. After... read more
My personal philosophy on teaching is permanently "under construction". I am a human being on a lifelong journey of growth and learning; as I continue my journey, my progress will lend itself to the evolution of my teaching philosophy. My current philosophy is a product of the experiences from the first three decades of existence, and is based upon many factors that have shaped who... read more
Poetry is one of those literary genres that instill a fear in students, particularly in the middle school arena. Metaphor, sonnet, acrostic, haiku, rhyme, prose, or free verse are examples of hundreds of poetry terms and forms. Confusing for a young impressionable mind to absorb, poetry is often a subject to avoid, and if unavoidable, often solicits a desire to cheat to succeed. Throughout... read more
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit." ~John Steinbeck There's an artist in each teacher and each student: teaching is the collaboration of two innovative minds. As a tutor, I see living,... read more
I am 13 and i am trying to help my friend out with her math because she is teaching me art.
BYU College Graduation
Please feel to view my video and get an idea of my philosophy in working with parents and children in order to achieve educational prosperity!
J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs, FL, Circa 2011
This is a short Video Clip of me teaching Contractor School.
This is a video that I created using my time spent working with children at Burris Academy during my Edel 350 class from Ball State University in the Spring of 2011.
Students got a chance to not only research their black history topic, but became them. History to me is fun! The students learned about the lives and people of the past. They asked questions and worked hard to demonstrate their knowledge.
Herbert Erlbach's Introductory Video
We all learn differently - This video discusses those different styles of learning.