My name is Marty and tutoring, coaching and mentoring is my true 'calling' and passion. I am an American but I've had a very diverse upbringing and education, including completing my primary and secondary (high school) education in London, UK (in the British school system), completing a Polish High School at the same time (through the Consulate school in London), studying for a year at a private Business School in Warsaw and finally obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with minors in Management and Marketing from Campbell University, North Carolina, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2002.
I can bring the diversity and effectiveness of the European educational system and standards to you and/or your children.
Growing up in England, I developed a passion for English and excelled in essay composition, international literature, writing, reading, spelling, proper grammar and oral presentations (communication/public speaking). Writing effective, informative and passionate essays/papers on any subject (but especially literature) has been the most exhilarating, easy and fulfilling activity for me ever since high school.
Obviously I had an appreciation for language arts and literature to begin with, but I perfected my essay/paper writing skills with the inspiration and help from a few amazing professors I was fortunate to encounter on my educational journey.
So, you see, I strongly believe that with the right, individualized, fun approach, the unique inspiration and step by step, logical-progression instruction, one can become an amazing writer!
I intend to bring that same INSPIRATION and CONFIDENCE to my students and show them how to develop their OWN interesting style of writing and insert their thoughts, convictions and passion into the subject at hand.
I also bring a very simple and fun approach to basic math and algebra skills. I intend to make these two subjects SUPER EASY for you. I know what it feels like when you're in a classroom environment and you do not understand a certain concept due to only one-time or one-way explanation. Everyone processes information differently and learns differently. I find that being able to explain concepts or techniques in different ways, from different angles or perspectives, sometimes rephrasing or using different imagery, allows a more effective, immediate understanding.
Being a very creative and communication-oriented person, I will take away the fear or hesitation you may feel towards math and algebra and will make those subjects fun and easy for you!
I have coached both middle school children (assisting at a school) and adults in math.
I bring patience, passion for learning and mentoring, respect, inspiration and ... my own fun, unique WAY.
I can teach you OUTSTANDING organizational skills, study skills, testing skills and time management skills.
Attending and graduating TWO high schools simultaneously in London required a lot of personal commitment, discipline and high organization and time management skills.
I also bring experience in working with children ages 6+, teenagers and young adults.
Participating in the international organization, Camp America program, I served as a Camp Counselor and then as a Sports Director at a girl scout summer camp in North Carolina for 2 consecutive summers. I bring a lot of energy and creativity in designing different activities and programs for children and teenagers.
In my personal life, I am an interior designer by passion and I am currently raising and training our amazing and beautiful border collie, Remy. I also organized and enjoy running the local Ahwatukee Active Dogs meetup group.
Looking forward to meeting you and working together in achieving your set goals!
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