I am a certified teacher with a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Louisiana State University. I have been teaching and tutoring grades 3-College since 2014. I'm dedicated to helping students develop a growth mindset to improve their skills and be successful.
My approach to tutoring is centered on the individual student’s needs. Before we begin working on math, I build up a rapport with the student by addressing how they feel about their mathematical ability and how succeeding in math can help them achieve their future goals. I continually ask probing questions throughout the session, but try my best to have the student take the lead when we are problem solving. By allowing the student the freedom to choose the direction of how we solve a problem, their motivation and confidence will improve. I also ensure the student understands that our sessions are a safe space to make mistakes and that mistakes are essential for their personal growth as a math student. I have the student pinpoint, analyze and correct their mistakes throughout our sessions. My goal is to help the student become self-sufficient and fully confident in their math abilities.
I had a student who had extreme anxiety about tests. Her grades suffered because she was panicking when test time came, and could not focus. We worked on managing her anxiety and through building a rapport with this student I was able to build her confidence in her abilities. We were able to successfully bring up her test grades and she became much more confident in her abilities. Test taking no longer was the source of immense stress it had been initially. She was able to go into a test feeling confident and apply the all of knowledge she learned.
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