Throughout my life my friends have told me I should have been a teacher. I've spent the majority of my career in entrepreneurial start-ups but alternating around computer related jobs for large businesses. After starting a chess club and agreeing to tutor a student in the programming language Java, I've realized that teaching is a way for me to pass on the wealth of knowledge gained over a lifetime--my friends were right all along.
I am a patient teacher and can generally inspire the student to find the same enthusiasm for a topic as I have. Most difficulties in learning are due to a lack of proper preparation or poor explanations. What prompted my friends to comment on my teaching skills is that I have an ability to explain complex topics in terms the student can understand.
I read technical and scientific news and articles because of the enthusiasm I have in understanding as much about the universe as possible. I would count my tutoring as a success if my student became my teacher.
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