It is a joy for me to work with motivated people of all ages and all walks of Life. When I see that AHA! look on a student's face, I get as much pleasure from it as the student does!
Whether I am teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to people from other countries, Spanish to English speaking students, or citizenship/naturalization preparation skills, the main goal is to help them feel the thrill of success. A large part of what I do with my students is to help them learn how to appr...
When a student is having trouble with a subject, or perhaps several, it can lead to feelings of overwhelm and low self-esteem. Then a downward spiral can begin, and the student loses hope. Many times it is a matter of improving the student's approach of HOW to study the subject, how to budget time, and very importantly beginning to BELIEVE that it is possible to learn the subject.
I use my coaching skills to help the student regain a sense of personal power and personal responsibility toward the school work. Bit by bit, we build on small successes, and when the student sees that is IS possible to make a positive change in the outcome, we are on our way!
Each student is different, and I work with each one to find the best methods for study and subject mastery. There is nothing better than to see the smile on the face of a student who previously was looking sad or angry about school. Yes, it is possible!