I would like to apply for the position of English tutor - with you! I am a mom, English and Reading public school teacher, coach, and certified administrator. I have three children in college: one at N.A.U. studying Accounting, one at G.C.U. on a Nursing scholarship; while the youngest is just deciding on his major, it's looking like it will be Medicine. I have two Bachelor's degrees from A.S.U. in Art History and Business Administration. My Master's degrees are in Education from both N.A.U. and A.S.U. However, I enjoy writing and that joy extends to the reading of other's written pieces. When I'm not reading or writing, I ride horses or ATV's, run with the Doberman, go hiking with my husband, or go skiing with the entire family. We stay active around here. Visiting museums and art galleries has always been a favorite pastime of mine, as well. I just got back from a trip to see the art galleries and mineral collections at the state park in Jerome, Arizona. What was the last museum that you visited?
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelors, Business Administration, Art History
Graduate Degree: Northern Arizona University - Masters, Educational Leadership
art, animals, historical fiction, dance, music
What is your teaching philosophy?
I will utilize everything I've learned to help you succeed, because nothing gives me greater joy than to see my students experience academic success. I know that feeling will only lead to your increased success in all areas of life!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I will ask what the student hopes to gain from working with a tutor. Also, I'd like to know how many times they have wished for a tutor, and why they acted on it now. What are the students’ short and long-term goals?
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Note taking strategies, including online tools, are helpful resources for students. Drawing pictures, uploading diagrams and charts from online sources, and summarizing information is conducive to learning and retaining information.