My students' desires for success align with my own goals for them. Knowledge is the ultimate resource to liberty, and the acquisition of knowledge is what I wish to assist with. The desire to cultivate youth has influenced me to return to school for pursuit of a Master's degree in the Teaching of Spanish. The program in which I am attending, not only focus on Spanish but also on the essentials of teaching.
Although my passion resides in Spanish and languages, my current educational and experience background is within the field of accounting,economics, finance, and business. After completion of examination, I am in the process of filing for my Certified Public Accounting license. My experience in public accounting, allows me to provide not only great educational knowledge, but also practical knowledge.
During my undergrad stint, I was member of the economic club and also the federal reserve team for economics which involved traveling and competing over economic debates. I also competed and finance competitions. These educational involvements, along with my experience, have supplied me with an abundance of knowledge in which I genuinely desire to share.
I look forward to potentially sharing with you and embarking on an enriching journey.
Undergraduate Degree: Ball State University - Bachelors, Accounting and Economics
Graduate Degree: Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis - Masters, Spanish
Writing, Reading, Studying, Watching Movies, Weight Lifting, Running, Basketball, Playing Billiards and a lover of 90's and early 2000's Nickelodeon
What is your teaching philosophy?
Let it become ingrained even if it's through a method of disdain. As a tutor, I am not the source to all answers; I am only a supplement or a channel that assists students in obtaining the answer through their own intuition and knowledge. As students seek the answer, they may encounter struggle that may create a temporary disdain. However, after approaching the answer, that disdain and pain will transition to growth. That's the ultimate objective.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
The first session is primarily a session of acquaintance. We want to establish familiarity and may have forms of "ICE BREAKERS" to assist with that establishment. Afterwards, we will identify what is problematic and or what the student desires to improve educationally.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
My adopted method includes allowing the student to arrive at the answer through stimulating questions and interjections. I want them to know that, when in tremendous doubt, they can seek the source (which is the book). Never will I provide an answer without helping the student probe his or her own mind for the answer.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
During preliminary sessions, we will identify the student's multiple objectives in life, not only in class. Throughout the subsequent sessions, there will always be positive words and action of affirmation that encourage the student that through persistent great work in the classroom, it can be achieved. And as the respective courses proceed, they will reap the reward through the self-satisfaction of grades. Occasionally, there will also be tangible rewards that help motivate them as well; however, it is important to assist them in realizing the intangible rewards in life carry the greatest value.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Explore alternatives and try to use visual aids. Visual communication helps instill concepts potentially better than other communication.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Sentence by sentence will have to be dissected. The words on the page alone are just data. Comprehension occurs once the student notices together it builds information. As one sentence is understood, it is then safe to proceed to the next.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
First, I would attempt to understand what invigorates them in general. Afterwards, we will relate that to the area they are currently struggling in. Also, it will be emphasized that struggling should be embraced for it is the only medium towards growth and success. When that is understood, challenges will be attractive and non-challenging matters quickly fade into the realm of boredom.