In addition to helping
Algebra students online, Kimberly is an education major at Liberty University
Online. She joined the TutaPoint staff in hopes of getting more professional
experience working with students and helping them work towards academic
achievement. Kimberly became interested in tutoring algebra online when she
noticed her younger brother began to struggle in math.
“It was then that I
realized the need for tutors who can explain and re-explain a topic so that it
makes sense to all different types of learners. Because I personally
enjoy algebra and it makes sense to me, I figured I could help students learn
Algebra, even if it means using unconventional methods," notes Kimberly.
Since Kimberly has a
lot of experience when it comes to tutoring, she is well prepared to
effectively access a child’s strengths and weaknesses and develop a learning
program to fit their individual needs. In order to properly gage a
student’s understanding in Algebra when Kimberly first starts working with a
student, she will often let a student work on a problem independently in order
to pin point the areas in which they are struggling and what aspects of the
subject they are grasping well. After evaluating a student’s prior
knowledge and capability, she can then determine a learning plan to meet the
student’s individual requirements.
When asked about
students and the progress they make from being tutored, Kimberly relies on a
few different ways to measure performance.
“Sometimes I am
explaining or reviewing something that was previously confusing for the student
and they will literally cut me off and finish the problem in order to show me
they understand. At other times, particularly when we are using the webcams, I
can see in their face that a light bulb just went off,” said Kimberly.
Another sign of
evident progress in Algebra is when a student becomes excited about a subject
and are motivated to do more practice problems. Kimberly also commented
about the grades of students that she has tutored in the past.
tutors online Algebra for TutaPoint, she also has experience tutoring various
levels of English, chemistry, biology and pre-algebra. Kimberly feels that online
tutoring is a very positive thing for both the tutor and the student.
“Online tutoring is
advantageous to both the tutor and the student; students are able to
get help whenever they need it, wherever they are. In the same way, the tutors
are able to make their own schedules and work with students in the convenience
of their own home," said Kimberly.
In Kimberly’s free
time, she loves to cook. Some of her favorite foods include Indian food,
such as Masala Dosa and Tandoon Chicken, as well as freshly baked gluten free
bagels. She also has a passion for travelling and enjoys visiting family
all over the United States. She also participates in mission trips in the
summer to Latin America, where she enjoys being able to practice her Spanish,
while helping those less fortunate than herself.