Tyler Collins Tutoring
I have a strict grace-based approach! I love getting to celebrate with you so we can both say that we made it happen together! Learning does not work by just one person doing all the work. We will make mistakes, but when we work together, we learn together.
LEARNING CAN BE FUN AND PAINLESS!
I like to break work apart into manageable chunks and I make sure we are truly confident in our work before we move on too quickly. Speed is not the name of the game (Unless we're working on Words Read Per Minute, then that's a whole other situation.) I prefer to have fun while I learn and teach because I believe we can learn more when we choose to enjoy it.
Also, due to confidentiality laws, I do not post any photos of me with my students, so you will not find any "action" photos of me teaching. I hope you understand and respect that. =)
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I always start with knowing what the overall goal is for each student. "What are we trying to learn? What skill are we trying to build?" From there, the real lesson is how we establish our plan. What tools are working for us and what tools are working against us as we make our way to our goals? If something isn't working, I like to adapt it so that it can work for us. We always work together.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been in special education for 8 years. I have been a state-licensed Special Education Teacher for 6 years. I have an Early Childhood-6th grade CORE Subjects certification, an Early Childhood-12th grade Special Education certification, and an English as a Second Language certification.
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How did you get started teaching?
I started in teaching actually as a paraprofessional in a Special Education Behavior classroom. I learned from my teacher how to modify curriculum, accommodate for various learning disabilities, and remain positive and encouraging throughout the entire process of learning with those who struggle to learn. I eventually became the teacher of my own Special Education Behavior classroom where I taught all CORE Subjects (ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, plus Social Skills as well as Related Arts) to students K-5th grade.
My entire background in education is seeing the current curriculum and dismantling it so it can be understood by anyone who is struggling with it.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students who have a wide range of challenges and learning disabilities when it comes to school work. My entire goal each and every day was to take the curriculum and make it easier to understand while maintaining rigorous, achievable expectations for my students.
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What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Hire a teacher that you believe you connect well with. I firmly believe that it is far more challenging to learn from someone that you don't trust than someone that you do trust, and trust has to be built by both people. YOU get to choose who you hire in this process. If you don't connect with the teacher, then hire one that you do connect with. Don't settle just for anyone. Take your learning seriously and you will not go wrong with who you choose to help you here.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Learning should always be a safe process that requires honesty and communication in order for it to be successful. Failure is also a big part of learning because when we fail, we learn what does not work. When students make mistakes and are struggling to come to the right answer, when they fail, they should let their teacher know. We should not fear failure, but on the contrary, we should welcome it as a possibility that can be a tool for our growth and understanding. Students should not be afraid to make mistakes.