Did you notice the misspelling in my title?
It was a way for me to catch your attention and an example of human behavior at work. The fact is, there are many tutors to choose from and it is a safe bet to assume that most of them are probably good teachers. Why choose me?
To me, MOTIVATION is the most important factor to learning. If we think about it, everything we have ever learned was because we wanted to learn it, whether it was because we directly wanted to (e.g., an interesting fact, hobby, etc.) or because we desired something that was contingent on it (e.g., getting good grades, impressing a date, etc.). In other words, learning is an ACTIVE PROCESS.
1.DYNAMIC COMMUNICATION - transmitting information through a variety of mediums. People learn best when taught through multi-sensory approaches. In addition, many respond better to one particular form of communication (e.g., textual, verbal, musical, visual, tactile, etc.) than another. Effective educators, such as myself, will be able to sense and accommodate those nuances.
2.FLEXIBLE - constantly adapting to the situation. Not everybody is the same. Things are always changing and to teach well one needs to change with them. I try to not be caught in old paradigms, while searching for new, best practices to expand my repertoire.
3.RECIPROCITY – relationships, especially student/teacher relationships, are most potent when there is some give and take. Motivation is always strengthened through engagement. When students contribute to the process, he or she gains confidence, trust, and more understanding. That reciprocity forms the bedrock of a solid relationship.
My grasp of the subject is a result of my personal love for learning. While attending University of California, Irvine, where I earned a B.A. in cognitive psychology, I pursued many off-major course series. Any spare time I had was allotted to those courses. I have completed extensive coursework in art history, cosmology & astronomy, and biology (specifically evolution and zoology). During school, I worked in Information Technology, stemming from a lifelong love of computers. After graduating, I spent the next 6 years as a behavioral therapist working with young children with autism. In this role, I acquired the tools of learning theory. I was able to draw on my education in behavioral science, developmental psychology, and cognitive science, as well as my background in technology to provide a unique teaching perspective.
I am well versed in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and have thousands of hours of experience with DTT, NET and Floor Time, in addition to more traditional teaching methods. Although my students were typically young children, I have also worked with teenagers and adults. I have received praised not just for my work with the student, but for helping clarify concepts to their parents as well. I was known for my creativity in addressing learning issues, going so far as to illustrate picture books, write songs, and create animations to help reach my students in every way I could. My expertise in ABA allowed me to advance to a training position, which was another opportunity to expand my teaching repertoire. My time as a behaviorist also gave me a significant understanding of schools and IEPs.
If you are interested in my services, or just have a question, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be more than happy to provide references upon request.
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