West Harpeth Christian Tutorial Welcome to WHCT

Gabrielle Jones

Why I teach at WHCT:
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
From my earliest memory, my response was always the same: “A teacher!”

I have always enjoyed teaching. I have a passion for learning and my goal is to make the learning process more engaging than the traditional week after week approach of lecture, reading, and testing. I am eager to share my passion for learning with your children in a way
that will make the material more tangible and attractive. I look forward to continuing in WHCT’s tradition of providing a strong Christ-centered education for your children.

Educational Philosophy:
I believe a passion for learning will help build a foundation for a lifetime of learning and development. My goal is to kindle a passion for learning by engaging students with an exciting and experiential learning process.  This will make students more likely to participate in the class and remember the important points discussed.

Why I teach these specific courses:
I am excited to give parents the opportunity to expose students to six great classes: Speech, TN History, Middle School American History, World Geography, Economics, and Fashion Design & Sewing.

Well-developed speaking skills will be a valuable asset for your children throughout their lives. Going beyond simply developing the skills to prepare a speech and persuade an audience, I will work to instill comfort in speaking in front of the class and larger groups of peers.

World Geography will provide your student with an understanding of the world’s countries and its people – this background is increasingly valuable in today’s rapidly changing cultural landscape. The students will learn through PowerPoint presentations, student presentations, as well as food samplings from various countries to help the students experience life from other countries.

TN History and Middle School History are geared toward learning the values, beliefs, and experiences that helped form both our state and our country today.  We explore a variety of teaching techniques such as food sampling from specific time periods, PowerPoint presentations, as well as student presentations to enrich our class and better understand the material being discussed.

The word economics consists of many more components than just money. We will spend a couple of weeks learning about these components, as well as discussing the importance of stewardship and the importance of budgeting and investing.
After teaching this class for a few years, I am so impressed with the students and their attitudes in class, as well as their experience with the service projects.

I have been sewing for over 25 years. My sewing experience began when a neighbor invited me over to sew with her. It was a beginning of a lifelong hobby. It's so fun to see the excitement the students have over
their finished projects!