Effective Math And English Tutoring
I am very passionate about helping students to succeed and reach their goals. For my qualifications, please visit my LinkedIn page: www.linkedin.com/in/ldsmith15
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I typically evaluate how the student is doing in the subject. This assessment helps me to see if the student is struggling with overall comprehension of the material or if they are looking to improve scores and move to a higher level.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am currently a student attending The University of Alabama. I have taken college level math and English classes and excelled in them. I have also tutored my peers and middle and high schooled age students.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I usually charge about $15 an hour depending on the difficulty of the subject and travel expenses. I usually give students a discounted rate for booking a week or more in advance.
How did you get started teaching?
I started tutoring in the 8th grade. It started very organically by me helping students in my neighborhood with their work after school. Being homeschooled, I had time in the evenings that wasn't dedicated to doing homework, and I found that I loved seeing other students when they finally understand a concept they didn't before.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students in grades 6-12 in math, English, and science.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
A couple of months ago, my essay was published in The Univesity of Alabama's freshman English composition textbook. Here is the citation for it:
Smith, Lakeidra. “Decoding My Future.” The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings and Handbook, 4th ed., New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2016, pp. 643–645.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Credentials are important when looking for a teacher, but in my opinion, personality is equally important. If a teacher's tutoring style does not mesh with your learning style then you won't get anything from the experience.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Before talking to teachers about your needs, you should establish a list of want your needs are. Don't come to your teacher and expect for them to know your needs or guess them because this is doing yourself a disservice. When you come prepared to talk about your goals, your teacher can identity way they can help effectively get you there.