I have a Bachelor's degree in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Memphis. I am from Nashville, TN, and my goal is for all students I tutor to end with an even greater mastery than I have by bringing out their best through diligence, persistence, and understanding.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Memphis - Bachelors, Finance
Graduate Degree: University of Memphis - Current Grad Student, MBA
ACT Composite: 28
ACT English: 32
ACT Math: 31
ACT Reading: 25
ACT Science: 24
What is your teaching philosophy?
My goal is to help students with a thorough and patient process; to not only instill knowledge, but also confidence.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know them and see what their strengths and weaknesses are, as well as what teaching style would work best with them.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By making sure they can apply concepts from the book to real life.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By reminding them of what they are working towards (more money).
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Taking the time out to see what part of the concept gives them the most trouble.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Have them read 3 times before they attempt to answer any questions. After they read three times, they need to be able to summarize the reading.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
To get to know them to form a bond, thereby establishing trust.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Make them feel pumped about getting over the hump; nothing is more exciting than conquering something you thought was impossible.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
To do random practice problems outside of the ones the book offers.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By having them do things they understand first; that way they know they are capable of doing them.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By seeing what their strengths and weaknesses are, and what concepts they are most and least comfortable with.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I see what type of learner the student is, and adapt the tutoring to where they can understand and utilize it.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Practice problems and real-world examples.