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Robert S.

Leawood, KS

$50/hr

I teach how to learn.

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I am a teacher.

I believe in life long learning.

I believe that all students can learn most any subject with the right teaching approach. Unfortunately, most school systems are unable to creatively adapt to each student's unique learning style. For example, I was an average student in my undergraduate college days. The classes were large and I could not ask a question. In graduate school, the average class size was eight students. As a result, I performed exceptionally well earning significant graduate fellowships. I have gifted grandchildren and grandchildren that need special help. The school system does not adequately help either child. As a teacher, I try to plug this gap.

I am a successful teacher, entrepreneur and author. I have founded three technology companies in California, written nine business books and three fiction novels and have returned with my wife and family to my roots in Kansas. I am semi-retired, an active tennis player and genuinely believe that education sets a person free. What better way to live than as a teacher? I have taught hundreds of people in graduate schools and at seminars. I have learned that teachers must be adaptable to the learning styles of the student.

My specialties are business subjects from finance to marketing and most any computer software. I purchased my first computer in 1982 and have always been an early adopter of computer technology. I testify in court as an expert on software and business issues.

People, that know me or have worked for me, all tell me I am an effective teacher.

I do not have a single tutoring method, as I tailor and adapt my approach to the learning style of the student.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
Public Speaking,
Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Accounting, Business,
Economics, Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Economics, Geometry, Prealgebra, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GRE
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business,
Economics, Finance, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Business

Robert S. is an author, professor, national seminar leader and a successful entrepreneur. He hosted a radio program, which was dedicated to educating consumers on the use of the Internet. Mr. S. provides individuals, institutions and businesses with specialized management consulting services and litigation support activities. He is an experienced expert witness and is engaged by prominent law firms to testify on Internet related disputes.

From 1991-1997, he was president of the Center for Business Innovation, an organization that provided business services and capital for early stage high technology entrepreneurial companies. From 1993-1997, he was also president and founder of Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc., a venture capital firm financed by the Kauffman Foundation.

He is an Entrepreneur of the Year winner, an award sponsored by Ernst & Young and Inc. Magazine. He was also an Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Distinguished Lecturer, University of Kansas, where he taught courses in New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship.

Early in his career, he joined an early stage company in California, which grew from 30 employees to more than 5,000 employees in less than five years highlighted by a public stock offering by Morgan Stanley. He was an executive with RasterOps Corporation a high technology computer products company. RasterOps grew from a start-up to annual sales of $50 million in three years and made a successful public offering.

Mr. S. was also founder and president of an environmental equipment company, which was chronicled in Business Week and Fortune magazine as one of the ten most innovative companies in California. He lived in Paris, France and worked in Europe, South Africa and the Middle East. He is an active hiker-explorer. He and his wife, Helen, are both avid tennis players and have five sons.

He earned a Master's Degree in Engineering from the University of Kansas and a Master of Business Administration from California State University.





Public Speaking

I have authored a 100 page self-help book, A Basic Guide to Public Speaking, that is available on Amazon, iBookstore and Barnes and Noble. I wrote this guide based on my 30 years of teaching public speaking in small and large venues to a broad spectrum of audiences around the world.

I taught public speaking to a graduate intern program for more than five years sponsored by the University of MIssouri at Kansas City. The interns received three hours of college credit for the program.

I was engaged by the American Management Association to be the lead seminar speaker for more than 50 seminars, to more than 50 different companies attended by more than 2,500 people. As a part of this program, I was engaged by Padgett-Thompson, a leading training organization, to assist other seminar leaders in mastering the tools of effective public speaking.

I have taught graduate programs in effective public speaking with a wide variety of tools including, video, PowerPoint and Keynote software.

In my capacity as president of The Center for Business Innovation, I critiqued and trained more than 50 executives and managers of companies on effective public speaking for fund raising. I developed a series of training materials for effective speaking ranging from ten minute to sixty minutes speaking presentations.

I also published a series of 5-10 minute podcasts as audio training guides to public speaking that focused on inflection variation, body movement, tone, emphatic pause and repetition.



University of Kansas
University of Kansas
Master's
California State University
MBA

Education

University of Kansas

University of Kansas (Master's)

California State University (MBA)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 10 miles of Leawood, KS 66209.


About Robert

I am a teacher.

I believe in life long learning.

I believe that all students can learn most any subject with the right teaching approach. Unfortunately, most school systems are unable to creatively adapt to each student's unique learning style. For example, I was an average student in my undergraduate college days. The classes were large and I could not ask a question. In graduate school, the average class size was eight students. As a result, I performed exceptionally well earning significant graduate fellowships. I have gifted grandchildren and grandchildren that need special help. The school system does not adequately help either child. As a teacher, I try to plug this gap.

I am a successful teacher, entrepreneur and author. I have founded three technology companies in California, written nine business books and three fiction novels and have returned with my wife and family to my roots in Kansas. I am semi-retired, an active tennis player and genuinely believe that education sets a person free. What better way to live than as a teacher? I have taught hundreds of people in graduate schools and at seminars. I have learned that teachers must be adaptable to the learning styles of the student.

My specialties are business subjects from finance to marketing and most any computer software. I purchased my first computer in 1982 and have always been an early adopter of computer technology. I testify in court as an expert on software and business issues.

People, that know me or have worked for me, all tell me I am an effective teacher.

I do not have a single tutoring method, as I tailor and adapt my approach to the learning style of the student.

Education

University of Kansas
University of Kansas
Master's
California State University
MBA

Education

University of Kansas

University of Kansas (Master's)

California State University (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Leawood, KS 66209

Robert’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
Public Speaking,
Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Accounting, Business,
Economics, Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Economics, Geometry, Prealgebra, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GRE
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business,
Economics, Finance, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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