"At the core of all learning lies understanding. Find your pebble of knowledge and build on it!"
I am particularly interested in helping elementary and middle school students solidify common core skills. My instructional approach to learning is to ensure concepts are understood thus enabling future application. It can be paralleled to snowball development, the largest of which often starts at pebble size. As the snowball rolls along, it gains momentum and continues to grow - building comp...
"At the core of all learning lies understanding. Find your pebble of knowledge and build on it!"
I am particularly interested in helping elementary and middle school students solidify common core skills. My instructional approach to learning is to ensure concepts are understood thus enabling future application. It can be paralleled to snowball development, the largest of which often starts at pebble size. As the snowball rolls along, it gains momentum and continues to grow - building compactly upon what lies below at each turn. The student is able to rationalize problems that may previously have been completely overwhelming.
My professional tutoring history spans nearly 10 years. I have a degree in Mathematics and have over 20 years of experience in I.T. and math-related work, including statistical analysis & surveillance of health information; computer system development - Electronic Data Interchange; database integrity for health and metallurgy systems. I gained classroom experience in math instruction as a substitute teacher in Metro Nashville Schools during which time I was able to see frustration turn toward a more confident direction. As a private tutor, I used MS Excel to develop an interactive fractions tool to teach related concepts which offered a form of immediate feedback. Usually as the student recognizes he/she has a base of applicable knowledge, his efforts to continue and sense of self-efficacy are encouraged.