Oklahoma Christian University (English Education)
Bachelor of Science in English (2016)
Besides my experience in the middle and high school English classrooms, I tutored various subjects including Lit, Comp, Study Skills, and Organization in college as well as working as an academic advocate for Freshman students. In college, I was placed in the Honors Program and tutored freshman Honors students as well. In 2016, I was awarded the Dean's Award for Education at my University as well as an award for Excellence in English Studies for educators in 2015. While I studied teaching, my real passion is working one on one with students to help them achieve their goals.
I have a four hour cancellation policy, but I am understanding of emergencies as long as they do not happen weekly.
A typical first tutoring session will start with a short "get to know you" period so I can better understand you, your needs, and your interests. Then we'll move on to your particular subject needs, exactly what you're hoping to learn or how your hoping to increase your skills, etc. Lastly, we'll create a plan for our future sessions, what I will provide to you, what you will have prepared, and with subjects like proofreading, we'll jump right in toward the end of our first session.
I've had extensive experience tutoring English in the past, but my success as a tutor depends on my students growth. I take time to get to know my students, especially their learning styles, so we can make the most of our sessions.
I am excited to meet with you or your student! Let's help you excel and achieve your goals. Bachelor of Science in English (2016)
Besides my experience in the middle and high school English classrooms, I tutored various subjects including Lit, Comp, Study Skills, and Organization in college as well as working as an academic advocate for Freshman students. In college, I was placed in the Honors Program and tutored freshman
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I studied Farm-to-Table Culinary Arts at Kalu Yala, an institute in Panama. I know kitchen safety, knife skills, and basic conversions. Besides these things, I can teach how to follow a recipe, how to adapt a recipe, and how to create a meal without a recipe. Also, I can teach identification of the commonly used fresh herbs in the kitchen.
I myself was homeschooled through high school. In addition, I taught classes for a homeschool co-op that met at my university. The classes included Thinking Games (activities that focused on logic and reasoning) and outdoor games for grades 3-7.
At one of my student teaching sites, I taught various lessons on STAAR Reading prep for my 7th graders. Lessons included how to take the test (as students often find the method of answering difficult), what kind of questions and practice questions, and strategies for answering difficult questions (i.e. rereading, identifying the main parts of the, eliminating obvious wrong answers, "most right" versus "somewhat right," etc.).
In college, I tutored numerous students in Study Skills and Organization, a subject we combined when we realized the skills were closely related. I helped each student to identify their learning needs and suggested a number of study strategies that they might try, reevaluated the success of the strategies, and discussed how to best prioritize subjects and different methods. Besides tutoring one-on-one with students, I presented, as a part of the University Student Success program team, in "strategies for success" workshops in which we discussed study and testing habits, how to relieve and decrease stress, and latest research on studying.