If you are looking for a totally positive, forever smiling face, baby talking, let's always-make-it-fun-because-they're-kids kinda guy then.... look for another tutor. ( Although I am a positive person, who smiles a lot and believes every player should have fun because they are learning and making progress). I am a critical coach, who gets my players out of their comfort zone. Sometimes it is the parent who is out of their comfort zone and the player is craving more. As a veteran coach of 45 years of instructing young players, I have seen it all. From instructing players from the number one Prep team in the country (Notre Dame Prep, Fitchburg, MA) to coaching groups of Kindergarteners, my experience covers a wide range of abilities. If I don't have an answer to your question, I will find the answer. If I am not clicking with my student I will recommend someone who can.
Starting out as a 15 year old coach at a local YMCA, I soon realized that teaching was what I wanted to do as a profession. I continued coaching through high school, college, and as a teacher-coach. As a Special Needs teacher I had unique training in observing students at the earliest of developmental levels. As a basketball coach these observation techniques combined with my knowledge of the game have brought me to a level that allows me to instruct other coaches as well as players. Right now, I am a retired teacher, basketball director for an urban organization and the director of an AAU club. Besides instructing, I can evaluate players in game situations.
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