My Approach to Tutoring
Through tutoring, I encourage students to develop pride in their work, not only when they get the right answer, but also when they put forth effort. I believe the best tutoring strategies are the ones that inspire curiosity and facilitate growth through questioning.
Reading and writing are two of the most important skills to develop for life after school, but they are also two of the most daunting subjects. Students often struggle to see how they can improve in reading and writing because there isn't always a clearcut "right answer." My goal is for my students to understand that we develop these skills over time and through practice; even the best writers have room to improve, and even literary critics need to read a text twice to comprehend it. Tutoring really suits these subjects because it provides an opportunity for the student to think out loud with someone, be patient with their work, and learn how to tackle each step of the process.
My Tutor Profile
Middle and High School English, Reading, Writing, Study Skills, College and Career Readiness
University of Delaware, graduated magna cum laude in May 2015 with an honors BA in English Education
Summary of my Experience
- Substitute Teacher, Source4Teachers, various high schools and middle schools in Delaware County and Chester County: March 2017 - present
- English Teacher (11th and 12th grade), Harford County Public Schools, Edgewood High School in Edgewood, Maryland: August 2015 - June 2016
- Student Teacher (9th, 10th, and 12th grade), Brandywine School District, Concord High School in Wilmington, Delaware: Spring 2015
- Writing Fellow (tutor for first-year students), University of Delaware Honors Program: 2013-2014