The Evergreen State College (Liberal Arts)
I have previous experience tutoring students through the Federal Way Public Schools AmeriCorps program, primarily through an elective called Advancement via Individual Determination, or AVID. Through the form of tutorials, I helped students build on their critical thinking skills by thinking about the how behind the what in all core subjects, including history.
I love tutoring students for a variety of different reasons, but mostly for those moments when the light bulb goes off and the student understands the concept or strategy that is being worked on. This starts with building a relationship with the student and getting to know them as a person, and what interests them inside and outside of school. I believe in my students and their ability to succeed academically and overall and I make this message clear, telling them "I believe in you! You can do this! I won't give up on you!" I mean what I say to my students and my sincerity and compassion are evident. My energy, persistence and patience serve to motivate my students to apply themselves and not give up.
We all learn differently, in different ways, and at different times. A student may be a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic (movement) learner. Some are a combination of all three types of learning styles. It is my job as an educator to determine how each of my students learn best, and to teach them strategies that they can use to help them achieve their full academic potential. I love tutoring, as it helps me watch my students grow and become more self-confident as students, readers, mathematicians, problem solvers, and people. Everyone needs to know that someone believes in them. My students know that I believe in them, today, tomorrow, and always.
I participated in interdisciplinary programs in college that encompassed American History, political science, social studies and world history, including Cultural Landscapes, Writing American Cultures and Popular Uprisings. I have a passion for music and participated in a program in college called Music and Movement in Nature and Culture.
Feel free to contact me for any further information. I have previous experience tutoring students through the Federal Way Public Schools AmeriCorps program, primarily through an elective called Advancement via Individual Determination, or AVID. Through the form of tutorials, I helped students build on their critical thinking skills by thinking about the how behind the what in all core subjects,
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