Morgan State University (Social Welfare)
University of South Carolina (Master's)
I have worked as a tutor for a Faith-based organization in an urban setting. I have been a long term substitute teacher for first grade. I have been a Teaching Associate in an extended day Program in Durham. I was also a tutor/teacher in the Saturday Academy, teaching 8th grade Science (for the EOG prep).
It is my personal belief that learning for many students is relational, i.e., if the students fail to develop rapport with their instructors in the elementary grades, they become academically challenged. It requires a higher level of maturity to have the ability to separate one's 'like' or 'dislike' of a teacher from my need to gain the knowledge the teacher is sharing. Once a student understands and internalizes, this concept, learning can take place. Once a child experiences the 'joy' of success, they are hooked on learning. They are unstoppable!!!
An outstanding English teacher first seeks to determine what the student finds challenging. After that, a determination has to made as to whether there are any barriers to learning. Once it has been established there are no non-academic barriers, the teacher seeks to build the student's confidence through small tasks or in areas the student has established proficiency. Once the student realizes he/she has a basic understanding of the course, information is introduced in increments that are appropriate for the students. Success breeds success.
An outstanding handwriting tutor must be patient. In establishing a relationship with the student, the tutor will introduce handwriting strategies that are old fashioned, but are tried and true. As the student practices the strategies, the student will notice an improvement in his/her handwriting skills and will desire to write more.
Many times when we experience failure and low academic achievement, we internalize the failure and think we are the problem. However, it is important to recognize each of us does not necessarily learn the same way. It is my job to work with you and help to move you to personal confidence, find your learning style, and assist you in experiencing success. Failure or difficulty in mastering a subject does not make you a failure; it simply shows you are special. It is my joy to show students that being 'special' is a good thing! I have worked as a tutor for a Faith-based organization in an urban setting. I have been a long term substitute teacher for first grade. I have been a Teaching Associate in an extended day Program in Durham. I was also a tutor/teacher in the Saturday Academy, teaching 8th grade Science (for the EOG prep).
It is my personal belief that
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