Marshall University (Communication Stud.)
One of my favorite things to do is spend time with kids. I enjoy talking to them, playing with them, and, more than anything, teaching them. I have a younger cousin, now eight years old, whom I have taught about letters, numbers, reading, and life in general. One of my favorite ways to teach him is by playing games or doing activities together. If I can make learning fun for him, he does not feel like he is at school. To him, we're just spending time together. I also have nieces who are three years old. We love to read books together, and I ask them questions about what we're reading. I have them count how many people are in the picture, or tell me what color Mickey Mouse's shirt is. It's fun, but they are learning. Asking questions encourages them to be observant and think things through.
I have never formally tutored someone, but I have been a babysitter for seven years. I was a counselor for a Church camp, in charge of a cabin of girls, as well as teaching a Bible class for kids seven and younger. I have also had experience teaching class at my church for kids of all ages. I love interacting with kids, having them participate in the lessons I teach. I never want a child to feel bored. I think it is important in a tutoring environment that a child feels as though he or she is spending time with a friend. Some of the most important lessons kids learn are taught to them when they don't realize they're being taught.
English has always been my best subject in school. I won the West Virginia Young Writers competition in my county twice, in eighth grade and in twelfth grade. I now study Communications at Marshall University. In my field, writing and being well-spoken is crucial to your success. Writing requires critical thinking, planning, and editing as you consider your topic, decide what elements of the topic you want to address, and put these items together in a way that flows easily and makes sense to a reader or listener. Having someone to guide you through this process can be a huge help, and this is what I would like to be for others.
In regards to Bible Studies, I grew up attending Sunday and Wednesday night Bible class. As an adult, I have grown in my own personal faith and have sought to expand my knowledge of the Bible. I would be absolutely honored to work with young people, helping them to understand more about the context of the text and clearing up any confusion they may have. In the process, I'm sure I would be learning just as much.
If my tutoring philosophy sounds like a good fit for you or your child, please feel free to contact me. I would love to work with you! One of my favorite things to do is spend time with kids. I enjoy talking to them, playing with them, and, more than anything, teaching them. I have a younger cousin, now eight years old, whom I have taught about letters, numbers, reading, and life in general. One of my favorite ways to teach him is by playing games or doing activities together.
I have attended Bible classes my whole life, and attended a Christian school in kindergarten and first grade. I lead children's worship at my home church during the summer, leading songs and teaching Bible lessons to kids ranging in age from about four to eleven. I was a camp counselor and teacher at a Christian camp, where I taught Bible lessons to kids seven and younger. I currently attend Bible study three times a week, and am always looking to grow in my knowledge of the text.