Social studies and English are important. Too often, we see young people entering the work place with and without college degrees who know little about the world in which they live. Social studies teach the importance of knowing our world and being up to date on events and developments. This is done through an understanding of "where we've been and how we got there." The same can be said for the ability to use our language as an advantage. Too often we see skilled individuals who are held back by an inability to read, write and comprehend.
Learning can be fun. Most of my experience has been in the college arena where I taught social studies as an adjunct professor. The typical student was motivated but needed a boost after a long day at work. Tutoring can be fun and need not be a chore for the student. The tutor/student experience is made easier by the fact that someone cares enough to push to get ahead. My job is to help push and get the student to the point where no push or pull is needed. My measure of success with each student is working my way out of a job.
As for background, I'm a retired active duty colonel and a lawyer. Tutoring helps continue my efforts to brighten the future of others by assisting in their educational pursuits.
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