I'm a licensed teacher (CT) with a wide variety of passions and skills. I call myself The Practical Tutor because my focus emphaizes real-life application of academic and theoretical skills. My educational background is in English Secondary Education (B.A., Metro State, 2004) and Business Management (M.S., Minot State, 2010). I teach all High School Diploma subjects to online learners at the Hartford Job Corps Academy and practice my arts and avocations, including songwriting and performance, photography, entrepreneurial business, fitness and nutrition, and ornithology.
Academics, especially in the traditional sense, can sometimes become quite frustrating. Have you ever thought of math as a foreign language? Have you ever felt as if there was no connection between speaking and writing? Have you ever wondered what a test-maker was thinking? Have you ever felt as if the subject matter or the method was simply not fit for real world use? Then you feel like I once felt. With the help of some great authors and teachers--and a little bit of hard work--I came to "speak Math," to "write what I could say," "get inside a test's head," and much more. If these or other similar academic questions have plagued you in the past, let me be the practical key that opens the impractical lock.
Sometimes the trouble isn't in academics. Have you ever wondered why one song sticks in your head while another one won't? Have you struggled with finding your stance or swing at the plate, or with maximizing your arm or your defense? Have you ever wondered why someone else's physical training regimen seems to do so much for them but yours doesn't seem to do the same for you--even though you're spending more time with your system than the other person does with his/hers? Do you have trouble getting and staying healthy and effective on the job or on the team? Have you ever wondered why you didn't get the job or didn't make the sale, but felt like you could have or should have? I provide available, research-based, time-tested, and--naturally--practical solutions that are as intellectually engaging and fun as they are effective. You are probably much closer to writing that great song, finding your swing, hitting a new level of fitness, getting the job, and making the sale than you believe. Let my experience become your primer today!
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