I have worked in corporate America with a Fortune 300 Company for over 30 years, providing me a wide range of experiences in accounting, finance, economics, and marketing.
I have learned the best way to learn is to teach. In my approach, I provide an environment where the student turns into the teacher by the end of the sessions.
To highlight this, I am an adjunct instructor at the University of Phoenix teaching Corporate Accounting, Corporate Finance and Personal Finance.
As a manager in the work force, and as an instructor, I have learned each employee/student is different and you have to find what turns the button on to motivate the student/employee. Each person learns differently; therefore, I try as many different ways to see what connects. There are 4 learning styles (Visual-Verbal, Visual-non verbal, Tactile-Kinesthetic, Auditory-Verbal). Which of your 5 senses do you use to learn?
This is why I like the tutoring arrangement. It offers the opportunity for 1:1 focused learning. There are times when a group is good, but this allows your student to get the added lift he/she needs to enable his/her success.
My approach is to be persistent and find the learning style, and make learning fun. A student, like an employee, learns best when self-motivated. If all I am doing is getting them to check the box, there is little long term value in that for the instructor and student.
As a father of 4, I have seen the road each of my own children have gone in their learning process. Each of them is different. I don't have the answers to everything, but I know that with persistence and unconditional love, it is very cool and rewarding to see the light bulb go off and watch their maturation.
I think I can do the same for my students.
I look forward to helping you/your student achieve their learning goals, and provide not only a "check the box/pass the test" experience, but a life skill around the passion for learning.
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