I am a certified teacher in Idaho, Oregon, and Kansas. My background check has been approved by two current volunteer positions and my job. I student taught and tutored in Idaho. I also taught in an urban setting in Kansas City for 3 years and tutored students with behavior problems, learning disabilities, and gifted/talented in reading and math. As a teacher I understand that it is difficult to meet the learning needs of every child in your class. When tutoring an environment is created where the child's needs are met in a way that is pleasing to their parents. Through the first few lessons and conversations I would seek ways to find the child's learning style (visual, hands-on, audio, project based, etc.) and likes/dislikes in order to be more effective. All children can learn, sometimes the fashion or pace needs to change in order to note progress. In order to show effectiveness I would provide updates on a regular basis to match a learning plan for the child.