Baldwin Wallace University (English)
I love learning, and believe anyone and everyone can learn, no matter how long it takes. I am ever resilient in patience, kindness, and innovation. If a student does not understand, even after explanation, I am always willing to discover new ways to help them conceptualize and learn, modifying my teaching style to fit the student's needs. I explain concepts where needed, but I focus more on helping students answer their own questions. I do not do homework for students, but help them find and learn the skills needed to do their own work. I am like a coach: I don't play the game, but I support the players, giving them the tools, moves, direction, and motivation to play the game and succeed.
I am a Baldwin Wallace University graduate as of December 2012. As a tutor at the University Learning Center, I gained experience tutoring in Music Theory and English.
I am willing to tutor K-12 and 1st and 2nd year college students. I love learning, and believe anyone and everyone can learn, no matter how long it takes. I am ever resilient in patience, kindness, and innovation. If a student does not understand, even after explanation, I am always willing to discover new ways to help them conceptualize and learn, modifying my teaching style to fit the student's needs. I
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The advantage of earning a general English degree, instead of specifying in literature or writing, for example, is that I was exposed to every side of the English language (writing, reading, interpretation, grammar, linguistics, etc.), allowing me a broader understanding of my major and other college studies.
In my undergraduate studies, I took two communications courses, one an introduction to communications and another a public speaking course. In both courses I learned to present in groups, working with those groups to gather credible information and organize the speech, while gaining experience working within a team. Working in a presentation team provides unique experiences of specific correspondence and a gained, broader understanding of others. Group presentations in college seem only important for grades to some, but they are invaluable experiences for future interaction and progression in the workforce.
In my public speaking course, I gained experience speaking as an individual also. I discovered and attained the self-discipline required to organize and practice a speech on my own. I prepared and presented an informative speech about modern Russian protests and a persuasive speech encouraging the need for the arts in education.
These courses built my confidence in public speaking through practice, and I have gained the tools to develop and deliver speeches without assistance. The most recent event I spoke for was a United Methodist Women's Conference, in which I shared my mission trip to Russia and inspired others to serve. Public speaking becomes easier to breathe through the more speeches given. Anyone who wants to speak, can, with organizational skills fitting to their style, lots of practice, and encouragement. Anyone can find their voice and use it.