It is a passion of mine to help others grow, learn, and develop new skills. I believe that it is important to make sure lessons are engaging and interesting to support a positive learning experience.
Do you have a child that is struggling to pay attention or stay engaged during class and assignments? Or do they struggle with confidence and lose motivation when getting started? To help struggling students, I always strive to stay patient as they learn at their own pace, meeting them at their individual level to help spark genuine improvement.
After working with and tutoring people since high school, the number one problem I see with student learning is not just understanding the material, but understanding the concepts behind them. Does your child ever report understanding the teacher in class, but feeling lost and confused the moment they get home and start doing their homework?
Many times in our educational system, the focus can be on rote-memorization, and surface level understanding of the material. While this may look like it can help some students, for the short-term, it does not support true comprehension for the long-term, particularly for struggling students. This can be especially true in more complex subjects such as Math.
For this reason, my focus when tutoring other students is not only on helping them understand rules to memorize, but on comprehending the underlying concepts and patterns behind them.
When explaining these concepts, I meet the students where they are at, and try to help them think differently about the problem. Because oftentimes, when learning something new, you’re not just memorizing new rules or phrases, but developing a new way of thinking.
I can tutor subjects in Math, Spanish, English and ESL. I’ve taken math courses up until calculus, and graduated from college with a dual Psychology and Foreign Language degree. After going through school, double majoring and graduating Summa Cum Laude, I understand how much hard work and commitment pays off in education. And as a lover of learning myself, I know how much of a gift learning is in its own right.
For this reason, I would be more than happy to not only help you or your child succeed, but to share the gift of learning in its own right with you. So, if you are interested in working together, feel free to send me a message any time!
University of Memphis
Cognitive Psychology and Foreign Languages