I am working as the Planetarium Coordinator for Western Kentucky University. I am a 65-year old man who over the years has taught every subject at every grade level as an artist in the schools. I have specialized in teaching curriculum through the arts and have had to demonstrate knowledge of every subject at every grade level over time. I have been in the classrooms of public schools every day for about 60% of my adult life. I hold a Bachelor's Degree from Oberlin College with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Math.
I have tutored a lot over the years, and whereas I am comfortable handling any subject, my particular strong point is Math. I am able to find the way that students can understand the principles being learned (and this way is different for each student).
I believe that each student can learn and that it is my responsibility to find the way that each student learns best. So much of it revolves around instilling the confidence in the student that he or she is intelligent and capable of mastering the subject. I have been very successful at this and have usually had very short tutoring assignments, because once we discover what is impeding a student from understanding the subject matter, fixing it becomes easy and then the student can usually proceed on their own with or without the help of a parent or other adult. The younger the student, the more I appreciate having the parent involved in understanding what I am doing, and the results we are achieving, so they can actively participate with their child, especially once I am no longer needed.
Having said that my specialty is Math, my major and minor in college was in the sciences, I am also an accomplished actor and director, have written eight books for teachers and over 45 plays, and have a passion for history and social sciences, so I can tutor all the sciences, arts and humanities, and am good at teaching English, and English as a Second language. I have worked with special education students of all kinds as well.
I worked for a number of years in the largest financial institutions in NYC as a freelance editor, computer text and graphics designer, and can explain Microsoft Word and PowerPoint proficiently.
I am an avid Chess and Bridge player in my spare time.
I look forward to meeting and working with new students and enjoy discovering the unique individuality and creativity of all my tutees. I look forward to working with you.
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