Western Oregon University
University of Phoenix (MEd)
I was a student that didn't love school. I struggled in math, and I was good in the Language Arts--History, Reading, Writing, Languages, etc., but I didn't enjoy them. It took me going back to school a little later in life to realize that I loved most of those subjects, I was just never taught them in a way that was fun, or easy to understand. I can relate to the frustration that comes with not understanding a subject, with really struggling with it, and I think that is what makes me want to help other students, what makes me more compassionate and creative in my teaching/tutoring. I like to think, to try to explain things in ways that make it easier to understand the topic. Through my graduate school training in elementary education, I learned about different learning styles and how to teach to them, to teach each student differently if necessary.
I love to see the look in students' eyes when they finally understand what they've been struggling so much with, when their confidence goes up and they start to like what they once despised. My goal is to help your student with whatever they are struggling with, and to make their learning an enjoyable experience. I was a student that didn't love school. I struggled in math, and I was good in the Language Arts--History, Reading, Writing, Languages, etc., but I didn't enjoy them. It took me going back to school a little later in life to realize that I loved most of those subjects, I was just never taught them in a way that was fun, or easy to understand. I
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I believe any one can learn to love history. It all depends on how it's taught. I hated history in high school, but once I learned how to apply it, and to see its relevance in life, I really enjoyed it.
American history especially, can be fun to teach because there is still so much of it in the United States and so many ways to make it applicable to life nowadays.
My master's degree is in Elementary education PreK-6th, and I love working with students in this broad, diverse age group. There are so many different subjects to learn, and teach, and so many different ways in which to teach them. I look forward to working with students in this age group, and hope that whatever it is they're learning we can make it enjoyable.
English is so important to know and understand, especially if it is your first language. Having a strong understanding and command of the language can mean the difference between your dream job, or just a job. To know English is to know how to communicate properly, in every form. My goal is to help the student achieve this communication, to have respect for the language, and to enjoy it in the process.