Hello! My name is Natalie Shourds and I have been teaching science courses for about 4 years. For hobbies and interests, I like to spend time with my dog and cat, as well as my family members and friends. I chose to become a tutor because I like helping all students learn new and practice current skills. My motivation for education is to help students grow and thrive in learning. I think the best way for students to learn is to have information broken up and re-explained in another way, as well as educational videos. At the end of sessions, I like to do a quick non-graded quiz that can help students (as well as myself) know what they have mastered as a result of our session together. This also would inform my feedback that I would provide. The main goals that I like to achieve in tutoring is to help students with whatever they may struggle with so that they walk away from our session feeling much better about their academic progress.
I have been in education for about 4 years now and I have taught middle school science for 6th and 8th grades in the state of Florida for 3 years. Then, I switched to online teaching. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the Florida State University, as well as several teaching certifications in Florida, Maryland and Missouri. My background has prepared me to be a great tutor because it has given me knowledge about how students learn and about how to set up lessons.