I believe all students can learn at a high rate given sufficient time and sufficient support.
I have taught High School Physics and High School Chemistry for 10 years at a variety of levels. I have found that when students can make connections to real world topics they are much more likely to understand the content in chemistry and physics.
I honestly believe that students need a variety of ways to internalize information. For the chemistry course I taught to ESL students, I made podcasts for them with each of the objectives I needed for them to acquire and encouraged them to view these video podcasts to increase their understanding of the content. During classroom time, I would spend the majority of the time making connections to real world situations. These video podcasts were uploaded to a you tube channel fore easy access.
Undergraduate Degree: Bowling Green State University-Main Campus - Bachelors, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: Shenandoah University - Masters, Computers
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What is your teaching philosophy?
All students can be successful given sufficient time and support in acquiring knowledge that will be of benefit to them.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
At a typical first session, I would try to identify the type of learner the student is and the nature of the problem in addressing the subject content.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
You can help a student become an independent learner by providing tools students can use to identify and work with any content.