I am a licensed teacher with HQT status who has taught elementary students in the DOE system for over 10 years. I have taught all grade levels including English language learners. I do well at motivating struggling students who may also be disillusioned with learning itself. I am patient and believe all students can learn if given the right materials and the right encouragement. I have 2 master's degrees (one in education).
My philosophy when working with tutoring students is to focus on specific areas of needs while also working on strengthening skills in other areas. I find that, if I do this, the gains made in the student's performance tend to be greater and this in turn builds up a student's confidence and motivation to learn. I also try to assess how a student learns and then try to use that learning style as a tool to make learning easier for the student I am working with. This helps make the learning process more enjoyable. Doing this helps keep my teaching student-centered.