Total Tutoring: Your Academic Guide is a personal tutoring service provided by myself, James M. Lee, with a very pointed and directed, focus on the specific, personal, educational and academic needs of the individual.
"Total Tutoring" Strenghts and Goals:
1. Listen to the student's opportunity areas and mutually assess our start point. Validate the student's needs.
2. Make a plan for incorporating a specific study skills
set that caters to the individual; Immediately begin its implementation.
3. Set Goals: Short term and long term
4. Strategy: Develop a study plan to encourage positive habits for achieving the short and long term goals of the student
5. Study Habits: Literally create and develop new study skills with the purpose of creating study HABITS.
6. Results: Together we achieve positive results that both the student and I the Tutor will be proud of!
7. Dynamic Performance Improvement!
8. Residual Benefits: Promoting and building self confidence, individual initiative, and a dynamically improved capacity for overall learning and retention.
9. Encouragement and Positive Reinforcement
10. Tutoring, Teaching, Mentoring; Academic Advocacy
11. Teaching Tenacity and Gumption; Never Give Up!
My name is James and am currently a senior student at CSU Global Campus working on my Bachelor of Science
Degree in Applied Social Sciences with a Specialization in Strategic Communication. I have most recently completed an Associate of Arts Degree from Front Range Community College during the 2011 academic year. While attending Front Range I made the Dean's List Honor Roll and received several letters of recommendation from my professors regarding my academic performance, participation, and contribution to class discussions.
I have always been pleased to help or be of assistance in any and all ways to help people who come to me with questions, or seeking guidance for direction in achieving goals they wish to accomplish. Whatever the issue or task they may be particularly challenged by, I try to listen to exactly what it is the individual needs. I think one of the first and most important aspects of teaching, tutoring, and helping people in general, is to be a good listener, really listen to what issue is posing the largest or most difficult challenge, and then together with the student, mutually work on addressing the issue. I have a unique proficiency for problem solving and guiding the path towards solutions for individual students according to their individual needs. While encouraging the cooperative efforts of students, we work together to build up, promote, and reinforce their level of self confidence through exercising their own abilities and discovering their own new found capabilities. Achieving successful results through their own participation and accomplishments provides the foundation for developing effective study skills, and the power of realizing self potential.
Besides genuine enjoyment and sense of fulfillment I obtain through helping others with their academic goals, I also enjoy sharing my habitual study techniques, which are not complex, but are extremely efficient and effective. My specialties are in overall performance improvement, study techniques for long term retention, especially for exams, and I have extensive experience with the special needs
population. I have worked with both children and adults with varying degrees of needs.
I have worked with the developmentally disabled population for the last decade. Much of my experience has been in group home settings with clients grouped according to similarities in their individual needs but I also have extensive "one on one" experience with DD clients as well. Working for families as a counselor, companion, direct care, direct support, and all around "relief" type of employee, and working and or volunteering for companies like Mosaic, Martin Luther Homes, and Wings Center, all make up my official experience and career profession with the developmentally disabled population. I have experienced some of my most fulfilling experiences with this population and feel proud to have a special connection and a unique confidence that has been reinforced by an ability to influence immediate, positive results. Through leading individuals to find their own personal niches, we set the stage for the recognition of their own capacity for learning, and the resulting self confidence the student gains allows for a much more thorough development of academic skills. The variety of unique challenges presented through working with the developmentally disabled population have helped my personal development for the capacity to be an asset, and exceptionally intuitive in my abilities to help others.
Increasingly students realize that their own gumption, perseverance, and will to understand their own capacity for learning, has already given them an extra edge and put them on the fast track for success. These abilities were there all along but simply had not been properly directed, always existing as a valuable, untapped resource. Building on continuous, consistent and consecutive, positive affirmations, problem solving, and finding solutions, soon will become regular habits. Implementing or simply restoring the necessary "practice that makes perfect", reinforcing self confidence, the work ethic and personal commitment of the "Tutor & Student Team" will accelerate the learning process having far reaching, beneficial results for a successful future.
Please do not hesitate to request my assistance. It is truly my pleasure to help anyone succeed in attaining any and all academic or scholastic goals. Thank you for your consideration.