GENERAL EXPERIENCE: As a teacher, I loved school so much so that I went on to get a graduate degree in management.Accounting and Finance have been huge parts of my professional career (non-tutoring) and I have worked with several companies from non profit organization, trading company, manufacturing company, now with a non-profit that focuses on public education and outreach. I had always had an interest in teaching though. I started tutoring kids, elementary school, junior high, senior high and college with needs that weren't being met at school. At this point I started researching how to help students that were struggling with math and accounting in school. Once families became comfortable with me, I started getting requests to tutor in many other subjects as well. My specialties are two-fold: 1) I have an extensive accounting,finance, math and japanese background and the ability to share this in an effective way with students; accounting is my favorite course in college and I love to revisit it; 2) I have personal and professional experience working with students of all ages that are having difficulty getting what they need out of the classroom.
My approach to tutoring is that all students want to learn, even if they act otherwise. It is my job to make the subject more relevant, interesting and understandable for them. I assume everyone is capable of learning the material and try different ways of introducing and reinforcing information until it sinks in. I believe parents have a hard enough job, and it is sometimes best for someone else to tackle school subjects where the students are not thriving. Students often benefit from a fresh perspective and if their self-esteem is at all suffering from difficulties at school, having a new person involved in their lives can help them feel more confident again.
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