I am a 25 year old wife and expecting mother. I graduated from Lewis-Clark State College with a BS in Kinesiology: Exercise Science/Sports Medicine. I enjoy playing volleyball, swimming, leading exercise classes, reading American novels, watching scary movies, and playing board games. I believe that every person can be a successful and life-long student if taught to learn in a method that applies to you and makes learning, even difficult subjects, unique.
Undergraduate Degree: Lewis-Clark State College - Bachelors, Kinesiology: Exercise Science/Sports Medicine
Reading, swimming, volleyball, board games, watching movies, camping, learning, writing, and volunteering.
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What is your teaching philosophy?
To allow students to be as hands-on in their learning experience as possible. I do not believe lecture specific teaching is retainable without hands-on usage of that information.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know preferred learning, memory, note-taking, and pre-quiz styles. Spend time going over ideas to increase productivity in these fields before taking on new information.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Help enhance his/her learning styles with better note-taking techniques as well as finding spaces that are best for study, and helping find a pattern/routine to exam preparations.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Continue to promote new ways of doing repetitive tasks, such as; reading, flashcards, and general study. Finding unique and person-specific approaches will lead to success and keep each individuals motivated to learn.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Break down the skill/concept into ideas that make sense to the individual, and then slowly expanding until this includes the entire concept/skill. Finding solutions to a difficult idea will prepare a student to perform well.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Playing with atmosphere, routine, comfort, and length of time can make all the difference in the level of enjoyment and retention of reading. Something as simple as changing the time/place of where you read can prove to be all the difference.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Person-specific approaches. Most students don't fall under a wide net of teaching- each individual needs to find ways to maximize his/her study time, how he/she takes notes, and how to properly prepare for exams while still retaining information.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Help to make it relatable; each subject may not be a favorite subject, but every person can relate to every subject on some varying level.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Repetition, change of order of information learned, and demonstrations have shown to be the greatest indicators of true understanding.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Repetition and reliability. If a student makes time for each subject and finds a way to relate to them, he/she will build confidence in multiple subjects, not just one or two.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Review previous scores, and break down his/her weakest areas. Usually someone may be weak in an area because of how he/she addresses that area, not necessarily the content of the subject.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Each student is different- while one may use flashcards, others may review notes or bring audio devices to record lectures. Using multiple techniques and breaking down why he/she is most successful with a specific course will create a person-specific learning environment.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Proper notebooks, flashcards, and props, depending on the subject.