Hello! I am Carol Ann Bulger and I am a graduate student at Florida State University. I love working with children and I am hoping to use my knowledge to help others in their pursuit of an education!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Longwood University - Bachelors, Liberal Studies: Elementary and Middle Education with a focus in Natural Sciences
Graduate Degree: Florida State University - Current Grad Student, Sociocultural and International Developmental Education Studies
I love football (Go Noles), reading, hiking, and skiing. I am a big sports person.
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Chemistry
ISEE-Lower Level Mathematics Achievement
ISEE-Lower Level Quantitative Reasoning
ISEE-Lower Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Lower Level Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that all students have the ability to learn, and by helping students reach their full potential, they will become lifelong learners. This is important so they can promote active citizenship throughout their entire life. Teachers should be student-centered and aim to support a student's learning in the way the student will become most successful.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I think it is important to establish a relationship with students and to find common ground. It is also important to assess the student's background knowledge, so a tutor can build on the knowledge they already know and make it relevant to the student. Finally, I think that a tutor should explicitly go over with the student how the tutor sessions will go (make a schedule of tutoring sessions) to incorporate both learning as well as educational games that promote the learning and to have a set plan the student can look forward to each session.