Why wouldn't you choose a retired administrator/educator with a over 25 years of experience in graduate education as a tutor?
Over the past few years, following retirement, I have found a great deal of a fulfillment as a teacher and tutor for younger students. I have worked as a substitute at the K through 12 level in several area communities. My experiences have included whole classroom instruction as well as small group tutorial sessions. The rewards at this level for me have been quite apparent as skill development and advancement for these students is much more immediate and measurable, especially with appropriate and explicit instruction.
I have found that my career experiences including the design and production of courses and self directed/distance learning products at a medical school are applicable to my current educational experiences. In particular, the tutorial setting is a place where the skills I have developed for adult education are equally applicable.
For an educational intervention at any level to be successful, the basic tenets of educational design of content, methodology, and measurement must be met. This holds true for the 6th grader who is being challenged by math concepts, the high school junior concerned about the upcoming SATs, or the physician seeking an update on the latest advances in his/her specialty.
I am offering my services as a tutor for specific content area subjects and organizational/study skills at the upper elementary, middle, and secondary levels. I find it gratifying to work with individual students to both develop the framework for immediate improvement and to build the strong foundation needed to become the life-long learners we all need to be in the 21st century.
I bring to the job personal dedication and a great sense of humor as well as years of experiences as an administrator, an educator, a father, and a grandfather.
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