SUNY Stony Brook (Comp Literature)
My name is Leah. I graduated with a degree in Comparative Literature from SUNY Stony Brook University. Reading and writing is something that I have always enjoyed and has come naturally to me. Reading, writing, grammar, English language, English and World Literature etc. are the topics that I am the most comfortable with. However, Comparative Literature is an interdisciplinary field of study, so I was privileged enough to be able to take courses in a plethora of disciplines including history, the social sciences, film, etc. When I was in middle school, I helped my former second grade teacher in her classroom. While helping her, I often worked one-on-one with students who were having a little more difficulty. I generally helped them with reading by helping them to sound words out or use context clues. When in high school, I completed an A+ tutoring program during which I helped students who were a little older in a special education program. While attending the university for my degree, I held a Teaching Assistant position for an American Studies class which required a fair amount of reading comprehension and reasoning on the part of the students. Students would come to my office hours and I would generally first ask them what they thought that they were having trouble with and we would go from there. Sometimes, the students would not be sure what they were supposed to take from the text, so we would break down the text to understand the main points. Sometimes, in asking the students questions about the text, I might realize that the students lacked some background knowledge which prevented them from comprehending the text. I have tutored several different age groups, but find that, generally speaking a Socratic approach is more valuable than a didactic approach. Asking questions of the student is the best way for them to learn. It requires that they get involved and think through the problem themselves. Once they understand how approach the problem through questions and answers, they are more able to tackle similar problems on their own.
My name is Leah. I graduated with a degree in Comparative Literature from SUNY Stony Brook University. Reading and writing is something that I have always enjoyed and has come naturally to me. Reading, writing, grammar, English language, English and World Literature etc. are the topics that I am the most comfortable with. However, Comparative
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