Virginia Commonwealth University (English)
I am a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors's of Arts degree in English. I've worked with kids in a professional setting for the past three years, in preschools, elementary schools, and high schools. Throughout July and August 2016 I have been involved with a YMCA summer session called the Learning Loss Prevention Program. I work with rising third graders, teaching them writing skills, grammar tools, and vocabulary. I then go on field trips with them in the afternoons. The purpose of the program in to help students with lower scores who are in need of additional teaching to improve both their general knowledge and their test scores during their summer break.
I believe tutoring is both beneficial to those students who may need additional help, and to students who are already doing well in school. Tutoring is more individualized than the typical classroom, and therefore each student can be attended to with care and focus to that individual's learning techniques, levels, and interests, which will greatly benefit their comprehension and absorption of the information. The smaller groups and individual approach will be conducive to a tighter group of students and a more positive environment that is open to conversation and discussion, which then creates a more engaging environment for the student. I offer all these techniques in my tutoring, and try to both make the time enjoyable and educational.
As an English major in college, graduating with a 3.6 GPA, I have studied grammar, literature, reading, vocabulary, and writing, both creative and academic. I predominately focused on writing within my major, and have learned how to edit a piece of work, no matter the topic or genre of writing, using strong and meaningful vocabulary, correct grammar, and "pointing the prose." I believe reading is such an integral part of learning, no matter the subject, and can be such a source of joy and life. Learning certain aspects of grammar and vocabulary can easily be enhanced by reading. I hope to engage reading with the writing process to create a more unified experience.
I would love to implement all the tools I learned throughout my years of education in my tutoring sessions, helping each individual student succeed to their specific goals. I am so looking forward to the opportunity to work with various students and help evolve their writing skills, grammar techniques, vocabulary, and literary knowledge. I am a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors's of Arts degree in English. I've worked with kids in a professional setting for the past three years, in preschools, elementary schools, and high schools. Throughout July and August 2016 I have been involved with a YMCA summer session called the Learning Loss Prevention
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