University of New Orleans (Pre-counseling)
I've been there! I remember being taught something and it not making sense to me what-so-ever. I've been the student who would stay in class during lunch getting tutoring from the teacher, the after school tutee, the constant question asker when everyone else in class acted as if they understood perfectly, and I've been the guilt-ridden pupil because I wanted to understand but it simply wouldn't stick. I found time and time again the more patient and cooperative the teacher was the more I grasped the concept. Furthermore, the more the teacher facilitated questions about what parts of the subject I understood, the better they were able to determine the parts of the subject I wasn't getting. This is the nature of the beast. The tutor and tutee must engage in active cooperation and communication to correctly address and improve learning. I call it "doing learning together." I find that this approach to tutoring not only engages the student, but also encourages them and gives them confidence in their learning abilities. This is the type of learning environment I will establish for every student I encounter. I'm looking forward to" doing learning together" with you!!
Please Note: I will be happy to meet students at either their local library or coffee shop, however, I do not conduct "at home" tutoring sessions. A little BIO about me - I am currently work in the sped department at in a elementary school. I have taught kids in all age groups and grade levels. My experience includes Literature, Reading, Spelling, History, English,Math and Bible class. I love reading because I get to learn about others and escape into their world. Prior to this I served in my community as a youth leader, youth mentor, religion teacher, camp instructor, diversity and cultural awareness teacher for over ten years now. I graduated from the University of New Orleans with a B.A pre-counseling degree, I chose this route of coursework in college because of my love for Social Science. I love Psychology and Sociology. I will be pursuing my masters in school counseling and cultural studies. I would love to one day teach a class in either African or Latin American History. I've been there! I remember being taught something and it not making sense to me what-so-ever. I've been the student who would stay in class during lunch getting tutoring from the teacher, the after school tutee, the constant question asker when everyone else in class acted as if they understood perfectly, and I've been the guilt-ridden pupil
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I love Psychology!! I don't believe I would be half as excited about it if it wasn't for my psychology professor(s) in college. These professors not only managed to spark in me an interest in this subject, but also made learning interesting. It's because of their hard work, I have retained with enthusiasm topics such as scaffolding, Erikson's stages of development, behavioral psychology and much more. I am eager to help others learn and develop an interest in this subject.
Words are powerful. Therefore learning the definiton,correct usage,and context of words empowers a child to bravely conquer the world of reading and studying. However, the benefits of having a wide range of vocabulary skills doesn't just stop there. Great speakers, orators, authors and poets know how to address their audience properly because they are skilled at using an arsenal of words to paint a picture. My goal is to help students paint beautiful pictures by expanding their vocabulary.