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I'm a long time resident of the East Bay Area and a product of the public school system through undergraduate education. My sons are college students, and I know first hand the challenges of helping young people with their educational process. I was very fortunate - my sons had amazing tutors and education coaches. Now, I have an opportunity to return a gift to the universe by inspiring students and helping them reach their educational goals.
Having sons who are tactile learners, I know it is critical to understand and pay particular attention to how students learn. I cater to students learning style and make material relevant to who they are as individuals. My approach entails first getting to know the student to determine if there is good chemistry. I have great people skills and emotional intelligence that enable me to easily establish strong working relationships. I approach all subject matter with an appropriate sense of humor to help students maintain a healthy perspective.
The majority of my instruction is tailored to educating policy makers, program directors, youth groups, and the general public. I am very adept at translating complex scientific and mathematical concepts into simple understandable terms and equally good with teaching elementary subjects. I do my homework on the people I teach - I understand what they know, what they need to learn, and the best method of helping them learn it. There are so many new and wonderful mediums for learning (video, the internet) but the tried and true methods sometimes prove just as valuable. Again, I cater to whatever approaches generate the best outcome.
I will work with students of any age. I enjoy teaching so it only matters that the student is present in mind and body. The subjects I help with are English, science, math, history, and economics.
Academic achievement is attainable! A little inspiration, some humor, and a lot of patience go a long way.
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