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For over 20 years, I have been teaching, training & tutoring in many different forms. Working in small groups and one-on-one, I love interacting with students, asking them questions & getting them to ask questions of their own. That give-and-take is where true learning really happens, but the great payoff comes when the student gets it — when the bulb clicks on and the light flashes in their eyes.
I also employ a modified EDGE method (Explain-Demonstrate-Guide-Enable), particularly with grammar, math & test prep. It is important to understand how students are thinking before trying to correct any errors; that way, they are not just repeating by rote what they are told.
My education includes a degree in English (emphasis in writing) and an MBA, so I like to apply the skills in practical ways. I have worked extensively in educational & business environments with students ranging from junior high school through post-graduate studies. I have studied English, literature, mathematics & finance, and I have applied them in the real world. I can help students in all of these areas.
My goal always is to teach for a mastery of the subject because that has much longer-term benefit to the student.
Marketing, sales & business development are the most significant roles on my resume, which is summarized below. Public speaking is key to success in these areas and others, and I have done a considerable amount, including:
Conference Presentations, Roundtables & Keynotes
Local Government Presentations (e.g., County & City Councils)
Customer & Market Presentations (inc. in-person & on-line)
I have an MBA (St Mary's College, 1997) and 25+ years in business experience. Briefly, my resume includes management roles such as:
Principal / Founder at PATENT SAVANT (start-up software)
Principal / Founder at Keychain Logic (consulting)
VP Sales at PAIX.net / Switch & Data (internet services)
Director Business Development at PAIX.net (internet services)
Sr Manager Business Development at MCI / WorldCom (telecom)
Manager Cost Studies at ALLTEL (telecom)
General Manager at RD Chemical (manufacturing)
I have taught classes & led seminars addressing evolving ideas and methods for sales, marketing, business development & entrepreneurship.
Very qualified tutor — My son's tutor is very qualified to teach the subject and proved to extremely motivating. It is great to find a tutor in our town that is conveniently located and accommodating in regards to meeting place and times. ...
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