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Learning Styles

What Makes a Good Math Teacher?

Math Book

Math can be hard. Students will complain about it. People long out of school will sometimes seem to have a shiver run up their spines thinking back to their last brush with it. So, how does a person teach it well?

Above all, math is cumulative. If you cannot remember the basics, it is very hard to move on to the complex. And according to About.com, if students eked out a C in their last class, they are really moving on to the next class having only “absorbed and understood about half of what they should.”

Loving to Help Others

Writing Center Tutor Sean Tingle

It can be easy to feel intimidated by the idea of seeking out tutoring, but students should not feel that way. Sean Tingle is a tutor at the Writing Center in Estrella Hall at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC). Tingle has a lot of patience with his students.

Help Along the Way

Student Success Center at EMCC

“Help,” according to dictionary.com is defined as “to provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need.”  It is good to ask for help. At school, tutors are there to help you make your life that much easier.

At Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), tutoring comes in various forms and many subjects. There is tutoring for math, biology, writing, as well as chemistry and other subjects. For students Samantha Sunderland, Lacey Holstein, and Elaina Pettit, tutoring is an effective tool that they use whenever they need help.

Hands On Learning

Journalism 201 students interviewing event organizers.

Part of growing up comes from your education. You learn from your mistakes.  You also further your knowledge by attending school and learning from your parents or mentors. Teachers have been known to present boring dialog while thinking it will be automatically tattooed to the student's brain.

At Estrella Mountain Community College, professors are encouraged to focus on teaching from various modes, including auditory, kinesthetic, and visually to help students to learn.

Powerful Learning Experiences Through Active Learning

Students Engaged in Active Learning

More than ever before, the world of information sharing is changing. Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) meets the challenge with active and collaborative learning to better students’ educational experiences.  

Where learning was once a one-way street between the student and instructor, many educators are now engaging learners by connecting lessons to everyday experiences as a tool for learning, and using real-world problems and hands-on activities to stimulate critical thinking.

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