Speaking, Reading And Writing Can Be Easy And Even Fun!
The-to-one experience of tutoring creates the opportunity to get to know a student, establish a relationship and figure out how we can best work together for the student to get what they need. I believe that learning should be engaging, meaningful and as relevant to everyday life as possible with open, two-way communication.
I work well with people and am experienced, knowledgeable, a good listener, enthusiastic, articulate, caring, understanding, fun and able to create a safe environment for students to express themselves and learn and grow. I help students to gain both increased skills and more confidence.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Asking the student questions (while taking notes) about what they need help with and how I can best help. Then I might offer suggestions for what we could do.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Master's degree in Communication and a Bachelor's degree in Business Education, both from Michigan State University. I'm an experienced teacher, communication trainer and tutor with a CA Community College teaching credential in Communication.
How did you get started teaching?
While working on my B.A. degree at Michigan State University I took a class in Communication and was inspired to want to help others learn more about themselves and become better communicators. Teaching is a wonderful and service-oriented career.
What types of students have you worked with?
As a tutor I have worked with students from age 4 to adult, including those with learning differences. The focus of my tutoring has been on writing, reading, homework, study and organizational skills.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Inquire about what kind of training and experience the person has had.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What do I need help with?
What are my strengths and weaknesses in the area in which I need help?