Dear Students and Colleagues,
My approach to teaching and learning is based on the idea that education is neither momentary, nor a series of simple academic exercises. It’s fully connected to all the attributes of successful living.
Besides my In-home tutoring, I am also the coordinator for Colorado Springs Foreign Exchange Student Program.
Previously, during my career directing several educational publishing design firms, I helped develop several of the most prominent K-12 textbook series in the nation, working hand in hand with many senior vice presidents of major publishing houses and my own in-house staff of 30, while coordinating dozens of outside vendors, including large editorial, marketing, and design teams. Our customer's over the years have included:
National Geographic Learning, Sterling Drug Company (Bayer), Scholastic Marketing Division, Houghton Mifflin Companies, Harcourt Brace Publishers, Altria Group (Marlboro), Macmillan Educational Publishers, McGraw-Hill Companies, William H. Sadlier Catholic Publishers &
Holt Rinehart Winston Academic Publishers
I have trained dozens of colleagues and almost as many students and I have learned unequivocally that I can teach someone the solution to a problem or to many problems, but it's imperative to teach the importance of learning itself, and in so doing, my colleagues and students will continue the joy of both practical and academic success and discovery for a lifetime.
When it come to teaching pre-career ready students, I want to make them feel as if they could fly if they put their mind to it. I want to show them the beauty, power and courage inside them, even if they don’t always see it in themselves. I want my tutoring skills to be an exciting adventure land, but also a safe haven all at once.
I want students to leave me with more confidence, compassion, and enthusiasm for life and learning than when they entered it. Perhaps I will only plant seeds that I may never personally see flower, but the challenge in doing so is it's own reward and the smiles and confidence I see when they leave me have no equal.
Above all, I want them to make the connection between the importance of a proficient grasp of the essentials of education and the professional challenges they will all eventually face.
Finally, I would like to add, there are many, many highly useful skills and attributes seldom acknowledged during one's formal education. I would like to include character, resolution, competitiveness, self-esteem, determination, persistence, ambition, personal responsibility, restraint, perceptiveness, integrity, resilience, innovation, creativity, commitment, reliability, and honesty.
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