My specialized skill set includes evaluating collegiate admission essays to ensure they are comprehensive and individualized. Additionally, I serve as an assessor of academic progress for school at home/ homeschool students. Helping students excel with essay development, composition and review are also areas I have exemplary capability in. I will also work alongside student teachers in evaluating personalized educational belief statements.
I believe all students have the capacity to learn. Learning styles and abilities do vary . Students should never feel shame or judgement about their academic aptitude. An exemplary tutor possesses the understanding that all learners need to progress at their own individual pace. I enjoy the specialized attention I am able to give my students in a tutoring setting. We accomplish goals much quicker when lessons can be personalized and interruptions are non existent.
My career spans from the collegiate level as a certified Reading Specialist to experience as an elementary teacher for grades K- 8 . It is personally fulfilling to work with both college level and school age learners. Additionally, I specialize in the unique learning styles of the homeschool community and have been a homeschool educator for several years.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Wittenberg University - Bachelors, Sociology
Graduate Degree: Baldwin-Wallace College - Masters, Elementary Education with Reading Endorsement
I enjoy gardening,bowling, reading, cooking . I am interested in American History and cultures. I also am very involved in homeschool communities.
7th Grade Reading
7th Grade Writing
8th Grade Reading
8th Grade Writing
CLEP American Literature
CLEP Introductory Sociology
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
Elementary School English
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
HSPT Language Skills
ISEE-Lower Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
PRAXIS Elementary School
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teaching should be performed in a style that is engaging and accurate with the goal of mastery, not simply obtaining a high test score.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would like some information about what interests that student. I would share some facts about who I am.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I help students become independent learners by gradually demonstrating to them that they are capable of succeeding with their assigned task and slowly decreasing reliance on me.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I try not to overwhelm students, and I find it useful to bring to their attention accomplishments they have achieved.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I slow down the pace of instruction. I try to ascertain what is causing the difficulty and address it.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I use a variety of techniques that are proven to increase student comprehension.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
It is important to establish a good and trusting rapport with a new student. I then ascertain what their interest and ability levels are.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I will use high interest materials.