During my Education 2500 Practicum I really came to bond with my grade 1 & 2 students. I was amazed how quickly I could form a relationship with the students and staff. During the weeks of that course I become convinced of my desire to be a teacher, and help students reach their full potential. I was excited to learn that my PSI semester would also be in a grade 1 classroom.
- Addition and Subtraction
- Smartboard Games
- Reading stories
- Building Things Unit
I started tutoring near the end of my first year of Physics during the summer. Because the university funded tutoring we were encouraged to host group tutoring classes. At first it was a challenge to manage 8-17 physics students with different skill levels, but soon enough I found ways to leverage the skills of each student to create a great leaning atmosphere. After graduation I started tutoring for my own company and tutored a few students after my day job. All of my students reported a great to significant improvement and many students used me for their other math or science classes the following semesters.
All students surveyed recommended me either very good or excellent (the highest possible ratting).
“Michael was an excellent physics tutor at BYU-Idaho. He is a responsible, organized individual who related well with peer tutors, students and faculty. Of the thirty-three students who evaluated him, almost all rated him as an “excellent” tutor. It pleases me to be able to recommend Michael Kocher. Based on my experience as his supervisor, I feel he will be a great asset to any organization.” –D.J. Teichert