Why I tutor/mentor: I derive great pleasure in helping others develop their skills and talents, overcome obstacles and achieve goals. I have traveled in Europe, Southeast Asia and, of course, America. I lived and studied in Florence, Italy, for a semester while in college. Afterwards I traveled throughout Europe and the calmer, safer parts of the Mideast (Israel and Egypt). In between careers, at the ripe old age of 30, I took a 6-month sabbatical and traveled throughout Southeast Asia. I am married to a lovely woman from Sweden. I am curious about the world, about different cultures and I very much enjoy meeting and helping people.
What makes me an effective tutor/mentor: I am 53 years old. I have a lot of life experience. I grew up in Dallas, Texas, went to college in Los Angeles and began my career in New York City. I have been a banker, an acquisitions guy for a film
company, started my own business
and been involved with commercial real estate. The common thread in all of these experiences is my interaction with people in a client service capacity. This requires active listening and providing solutions to problems and obstacles. Much like a tutoring relationship. I have enjoyed exposure to many different people and ideas. So, while I have specific job-related skills to bring to your table (or your child’s), these are accompanied by many “soft” skills (see below).
What makes me an effective service provider: I am focused on living a life of accountability, authenticity, compassion and generosity. This sounds good, and I am not perfect. But I am aware. Aware of the many layers of a person’s life, and how they might interact with and support (or inhibit) one another. This is especially true for children. My own upbringing has taught me the impact of a child's sphere of influence in their personal development. If I can provide a positive force then I have served my clients well. My understanding of sensitivity to a person's sphere of influence is an integral
part of my toolkit and success.
24 hours notice required
Special pricing available for group, special circumstances, multiple hour or recurring assignments.
Travels within 10 miles of Evanston, IL 60202