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My baseball experience begins in high school where I made the starting roster out of 200 young men trying out. I worked at becoming the fastest runner on the team, which I had to work very hard in doing. I ran around the bases in 18.2 seconds and from home to first base in 4.9 seconds. Currently, I play 12" softball in an ASA league and continue to use baseball fundamentals.
Career planning is a process of understanding oneself, exploring career options, making wise decisions and moving forward. What complicates it is that people, careers and organizations are constantly changing. I would be able to assist with career planning for students who are contemplating choosing a career path. This can be done through several online surveys that I have used and recommend and also share through my personal experience through research.
I've been a private chef specializing in Mediterranean cuisine with an added emphasis in heart-healthy cooking. I can meal plan based on dietary needs and preferences. I have experience using delicate phyllo dough in the preparation of pastries and hor dourves for parties. I can help train anyone who would like to add this expertise in their foreign repertoire.
Being born of immigrant parents, I understand the challenges of foreign speakers learning English. As a native English speaker, I've often coached and corrected broken English in the home at a very early age. After college, I've tutored Japanese businessmen in conversational English until the 2011 earthquake hit off the port of Oarai,Ibaraki where I lost all contact with my students. I would like to continue tutoring in ESL/ESOL privately, especially one-on-one with particularly shy or introverted students who rather avoid the sometimes embarrassing classroom setting or would like to supplement their learning with a tutor. I have excellent material that I use from full-time ESL/ESOL teachers. I can assist with idioms, urban vernacular, as well, as corporate jargon.
I've formally studied classical guitar using the Aaron Shearer instructional book series. This method instructs students how to sight-read music. I can teach beginners simple chord progressions, major/minor scales, arpeggios, legato. I have also studied flamenco guitar at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago under Tom O'Callahan. My recordings can be heard on mp3 by request.
Learning depends on the cognitive processes that drive organization, planning and rule acquisition. When students struggle with organization and study skills, they are often disorganized, have difficulty planning ahead, don’t follow through on expected tasks, and/or give up on tasks easily. I have my own methods that work and allowed me to manage my time, and maintain a 4.0 GPA in graduate school while working full-time.
I was a captain of the varsity swim team and also a manager of the women's varsity swim team. I have placed in the top ten city-wide championships in Chicago. I have received my life-saving certification and have been a professional lifeguard at the University summer program. The swim strokes I can teach are free-style, butterfly, back stroke, and breast stroke. I can teach swimming fundamentals for anyone who would like to learn to swim.
I'm a formally trained, highly experienced, award-winning tennis champion ready to work as a tennis instructor for adults and children. I can communicate well with students at all levels, and I'm able to teach basic skills, supervise, and organize summer tournaments.