Naveah B.


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Educational Background: 

Highest Level of Eduction Completed: High School

Degrees or Qualifications Earned: High School Diploma

Name(s) of Educational Institutions Attended: Cathedral High School

Tutoring Experience:

Years of Tutoring Experience: 5

Grade Levels or Age Groups I Have Tutored (List All): K-4th Grade

Subjects or Areas of Expertise: English, Grammar, Phonics, Spelling, Elementary School Math, American Sign Language (ASL), Psychology, Elementary School Social Studies

Tutoring Methodologies or Approaches Used: 

Learning about the student and how they process information. Then I take what I learn create a lesson plan catered to them and we make changes tailored to them.

Academic Achievements:

Honors, Awards, or Scholarships Received:

Received Scholarships for College

Teaching Philosophies:

I personally believe “teach the way you wanted to be taught” this doesn’t work for everyone but for me I wish my teachers asked me how I learn. That is why I always ask because every student learns differently. I always check in if I see even a small confused face because I care about my students success.

Strategies I Use to Engage & Motivate Students:

As said prior teaching how they learn but I have found with past students that an introduction video briefly explain our subjects less than 2 minutes. This doesn’t work for every student but that is something that I will learn about as we go.

Please describe a memorable tutoring experience you’ve had and how you approached it. What strategies did you use to help the student understand the concept or overcome challenges they were facing?

While working with kids in the foster care system there were so many memorable tutoring moments. The one I remember the most was with my 3rd grader because he was in a home with roughly 5 other boys that were distracting him. At the end of our lesson he seemed very lost so I asked him what he thinks I can change, then what we can change, finally what he can change. I asked see if it is the way I teaching before going to him. I then had him reflect because we didn’t know each other too well where he didn’t know if he could fully trust me yet. The next lesson he was in a new room and we talked about it in our pre-session meeting which helped him feel more comfortable telling me anything and everything he was a whole new kid with the biggest laugh I can still remember.

Experience with Teaching:

My experience with teacher has for the most part been easy. All my students put in the work and effort I have had students who were harder to get to know. I always work with my students and let them teach me sometimes in our pre-session meetings. I only want to tutor and help kids become the best students they can be.

Why Did I Want to Become a Tutor?

I wanted to become a tutor to overall help the students at my school that were struggling. I used to be in their spot having such a hard time in school not being able to understand anything not being able to remember anything and feeling very inarticulate because I was always put in the special learning classes. I became a tutor to let those kids know that it is not a terrible class. I see it more of a “let’s check up on your learning” and no one made that clear to me. I’ve always wanted to work with kids for the longest time and that’s something I thoroughly enjoy is helping them feel smart feeling power and feel strong.

What Actions Do I Take to Get a Disinterested Student Motivated?

When I have a student that is Unmotivated I always ask what can I do I always start with me because of they’re not motivated the first place it’s something that I did or I didn’t understand or hear from them. a lot of the times what has worked in the past with my students is an educational video to start our sessions. I have what’s called a pre-session meeting which is the first 2 minutes or 3 is talking about what can I do better what am I not understanding or a video. some students are very visual Learners we’re having a little bit of a visual video to watch prior to listening will really help them gain more focus and if they’re not listening towards the end of our session finding some common ground that we can do. for one student we were working on math and he was a very visual learner so I switched from tutoring on my computer to my iPad and I would share my screen and we would draw our math.

Positive Results I’ve Seen With Students in the Past:

All my students had positive outcomes because they all worked very hard to become the students they are. My one student was in 3rd grade and reading at a kindergarten reading level and we got him to a fourth grade level in our time together.

Encountered a Problem While I was Tutoring and How I Handled It:

Basically the story I shared prior where I was tutoring a student and there were a lot of other people in the home distracting him and we worked like crazy to to figure out how can we learn better together and the next session he was in a new room and he new what to do. I always want my student to be in a location where they can freely speak their mind and learn to their best ability and more