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I am a business major with a background in information management and e-business. I have a double bachelors in business. I have owned several small businesses over the past twelve years so I am more than capable of helping others to understand business concepts.
My degrees are in the business aspects of computers. However, I have a strong understanding of computers in general and have taken numerous classes in various computer topics, from programming to building computers. While I would not call myself a complete expert on computers as the field is constantly changing, I would say that I am well versed in computer concepts and able to help with most computer related issues or topics.
My cooking experiences are mainly in the area of Italian, Mexican, and American cuisines. I have been cooking for 12 years. The basic concepts of cooking are fairly easy to explain and demonstrate. I am not a gourmet cook who creates new dishes all the time, but I am capable of creating flavorful, delicious, popular dishes which most homes enjoy. I learned the way most of my family learned; we weer in the kitchen with our mother growing up. This tradition has been disappearing steadily, but I enjoy being able to help others create delicious meals without the restaurant gourmet quality.
I have worked with art for almost 25 years. While I can paint and work with clay, my favorite art forms are in the drawing arena. I work with a lot of chalk pastels, pencil, and charcoal. My main passion is pastels though. I mainly work with equine art forms, but I am also talented with other wildlife, landscapes, and human subjects. I can help others with learning form and shape, as well as shading techniques and depth and color.
I have a very strong background in Microsoft Access. I worked towards a degree in information management and e-business, gearing my study towards database design and usage as well as programming. I began with the Access program 12 years ago, and have progressed through it to SQL databases utilizing SQL server and Oracle. I have a fairly good understanding of the Access program and am more than capable of helping others to fully understand the possibilities of this program. My past small businesses have included the use of Microsoft access not only for my own business purposes but for that of clients. I have had to implement databases in access for small companies a few times. While I personally do not think access is the best tool for the job, I know that it is necessary to understand it in order to move ahead in database design.
I have been networking computers and devices for almost 11 years. I have taken courses in networking and network design as well as systems design for companies. I a fully capable of working with networking, both with the physical installation of a network and with the computerized aspects of the subject. While I will not claim I am an expert in this area, I do have more than basic knowledge of the concepts. I can help students through their courses and answer questions which they might have.
I have a background education in Oracle SQL database. I have worked with Oracle SQL over the past 7 years. I have also worked with Oracle's enterprise resource systems briefly and am able to help others with their coursework in this area. While I admit I am no expert, I do have an understanding of these systems from my courses.
Prealgebra is a necessary learning block to understanding algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. It is a necessary skill required for your student to succeed academically. I believe that the skills learned in prealgebra are important to future success and I approach the teaching of this subject with that in mind. I will try everything possible to ensure your student learns the basics as well as the more complex skills built off these basics. I genuinely enjoy working out problems with math, whether it is addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or unknown variables. I will do my best to ensure your student learns this subject.
I have been in numerous courses for public speaking over the years. I was not always the best public speaker. I was generally terrified of crowds, but after having taken several courses, I have learned a great deal about speaking in public and am more than capable of helping others to become so. Public speaking is not just about speaking in front of others, it is the ability to make eye contact, enunciate your words, speak loudly enough for the room to hear, projection, and even your confidence or manner you portray. There are many factors involved in public speaking and to become a good speaker you must learn all of them. I am more than able to help others learn these factors and use them in their every day speaking.
I have played softball for 11 years of my life on a league team. I grew up with the game and have loved it ever since. While I am unable to play any longer, I can still teach the basics of the game, including rules, batting, catching, and fielding. I have a great amount of experience in this game and would love the opportunity to pass on this knowledge to others.
I have helped several students with their study skills. Not only through teaching scheduling, but through helping them to create and follow through with tasks. Most of what is learned in study skills is scheduling and setting goals which can be completed easily. These objectives are seen in daily life and can be utilized in studying as well. I have helped several classmates to set up better studying skills including note taking, transfer and interpretation of notes, setting up study sheets, and studying for exams.
Track & Field
I trained in track and field for almost 8 years. I was a distance and relay runner for several years and a high jumper. I was also in long jump for a while, as well as discus and shot put. I did a little in hurdles, but my main interests were in distance running and high jump. I am more than adequately prepared to help someone in training or understanding track and field even though I am no longer able to perform the activities.
I began my college career in animal science with a pre-vet option. I have a background in zoology through this degree. I also have animal science, plant pathology, and several biology courses included in my knowledge base which only help to increase my capabilities in zoology and other science subjects.