I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from USC. I have a child of my own and I love helping children succeed in their academics. I have taught at the Boys and Girls Club for a year, helping children with homework and doing inside and outside activities with them. I am extremely dependable and knowledgeable and nothing is more satisfying to me then to transform a child that is struggling in a particular area to a child that is over succeeding. I am a better shower then teller in my success. But, in an attempt to help you understand me better I can describe some basic methods I might use to help a child.
I use various methods to help a child understand subjects, for instance Math would be a subject of interest to me and I would probably utilize utensils, candy or fruit to demonstrate to them how to add and subtract or multiply. I am extremely big on children also using their fingers and showing all their written steps, until they become a master at visualizing the numbers in their heads. The biggest challenge in Math is remembering the techniques/ equations to solve a problem. Once a child is familiar with equations then they can solve problems easily. For example, the pythagorean theorem is an equation to help find what a, b or c equals on a right triangle. The equation would be a^2+b^2=c^2. If we know that a=7 and b=2, then squaring each term (7^2+ 2^2 = c ^2) and adding them together would give you c^2, which would be 49+4 =53, but the answer is not 53 because we are looking for c before it is squared. In other words we are looking for the smaller number that is squared (multiplied twice) that would equal 53 and since 26.5 X 26.5 is 53 (you know that because you divide 53 in half), that answer would be 26.5^2 or c= 26.5 squared. a= 7, b = 2 and c = 26.5. My goal would be to teach the basic equations and then show the student(s) how the equations apply when finding an answer. Math can be a very mentally exciting subject.
Learning how to read can be challenging so I would probably teach the child how to sound out letters first, such as "d" making the sound "da" then I would lay out word flash cards and make the sound "da" and ask the child to find the word that has the first letter which begins with the "da" sound and in some instances that word may be "dog." I would continue to do this for every letter. From there I may find a simple school book about dogs or other words that I previously had the child find and then we would read that/those books, so the child gets familiar with seeing the words and sounding them out. Overall, ever child is different and will require a different method to understand concepts. I always make sure that I keep this in mind and work on the child's level and show them visuals if they require them.
I have the ability to teach English, Reading and Math. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from USC. I have a child of my own and I love helping children succeed in their academics. I have taught at the Boys and Girls Club for a year, helping children with homework and doing inside and outside activities with them. I am extremely dependable and knowledgeable and nothing is more
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I am very good at elementary Math. I always help my nieces and nephews with their math homework. I was even so good in elementary school the teacher would let me grade other peoples assignments during recess. I love teaching the basics and seeing children succeed.
I remember having reading issues myself as a student in elementary school. I had an Americorp member teach me how to sound out words, how to comprehend what I was reading and how to take my time. One summer I also attended a reading program for additional help, after both attempts at help I became really good at reading comprehension and knowing how to read smoothly so reading was fun. I am a tutor that understands a child if they are struggling and I know exactly how to help.