I have a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Master of Science in Systems Management (MBA for technical organizations), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Modeling and Simulation. I've taught at the community college level.
In addition to my teaching experience and fun-loving nature, we will have a unique resource to help us "work smart." Other tutors and students must use intuition to make instructional and learning decisions. However, because of bias, lack of knowledge, or unwillingness to adapt, these intuitive decisions may or may not be optimal for the learning situation you are in. We, on the other hand, will have the benefit of possibly the world's first online, quantitative, scientifically-based instructional and learning design decision support system which I have developed over many years of research. Although the technology may well be commonplace in tomorrow's classrooms, it is revolutionary today. It has the ability to zero in on powerful strategies which have proven to work and recommend optimal instructional strategies for the teacher and optimal learning strategies for the student, in real time. As the situation changes, the recommendations change, resulting in much more productive student-teacher interactions - more bang for your buck. An experiment using this tool's core technology resulted in a 21 percent improvement in instructional effectiveness and a 50 percent improvement in efficiency. Furthermore, the more it is used, the smarter it will get. More importantly, the more of the recommended learning strategies you learn and use, the better learner you will become - a very important lifelong skill in a constantly changing competitive world. For the moment this tool will be available only to my students, and if you become my student you will receive a free one-year subscription to the decision support tool once the product is offered to the public.
As we grow together, I will have four goals for you: (1) you will become a better learner; (2) you will learn the subject matter well; (3) you will test well, and; (4) you will have fun doing 1-3. Result: you will become a better, more competent, more complex human being, ready to grow individually and make great contributions to society.
Bottom line: I was ranked the #1 tutor from more than 800 WyzAnt tutors in the Central Florida area for 2012 as well as 2013, and have been ranked as high as #2 nationally, for very rational reasons. I very much look forward to meeting you, developing a positive long-term relationship, and helping you become more successful.
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