Students and Parents,
It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, and I am elated that you have found interest in my profile.
I am the recipient of a Master of Science: Physics and Master of Arts: Applied Mathematics with a focus in computation and theory. I am also a "Master Gold Certified" Professional Academic Coach by the American Tutoring Association verifying my education, background, teaching expertise, and 1200+ hours of coaching (in addition to my hours through WyzAnt).
I have worked as a professional academic coach for over twelve years: four years part-time and over eight years full-time; I have dedicated my professional life to teaching and mentoring. Therefore, I have substantial experience working with students one-on-one and in small groups.
Whereas "tutors" merely teach, a professional academic coach is part teacher, manager, mentor, organizer, counselor, resource expert, educational consultant, and motivational speaker! Professional academic coaches generally have greater expertise and better training in their specialties, possess superior communication skills, have more private teaching experience, and are devoted, full-time private educators who have chosen academic coaching as their professional careers. While tutors focus on the "little picture", work on short-term issues, and offer simple fixes, professional academic coaches focus on the "big picture," address both short-term and long-term problems and solutions, and utilize comprehensive, multidimensional approaches to provide extensive, long-lasting benefits to catalyze maximum success for their students.
I am qualified to teach high school, college, and university physics and mathematics courses, as well as preparatory courses for several standardized examinations, but have instead chosen to work as a professional academic coach. This allows me to relate to my students as individuals, and my understanding of their thoughts and feelings allows me to help them to bridge the separation between where they are and where they want to be.
I not only improve academic performance but also establish meaningful connections with students, parents, and educators. By effectively communicating with all parties, I am able to provide accurate evaluations and to promote lasting change. A combined effort of support in the classroom, during our sessions, and at home will create the results you desire.
Above all, I help students to relax and to realize their full potential. Students often tell me they are thankful for my open, honest, and supportive demeanor, which allows them to more easily share their thoughts and feelings. They are also inspired to share positive feedback with their classmates, parents, and educators. Parents often tell me they admire the influence I have on their children and are thankful for the thorough communication I provide throughout the experience. I believe these are the reasons for receiving so many referrals by word of mouth; my students increase their performance, optimism, self-esteem, and confidence; they are eager to share their experiences with others; and their parents develop a meaningful appreciation for the well-being that ensues.
I am highly proficient at providing professional academic coaching for high school, college, and university students enrolled in physics and mathematics courses including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Emerging Scholars (ESP) curricula.
I am also highly proficient at providing professional academic coaching for standardized examinations including, but not limited to, the ISEE/SSAT, PLAN/ACT, PSAT/SAT, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Physics B/C, and GRE/GMAT. I have scored in the 99th percentile on every examination I support (please see my subject descriptions for more information).
These disciplines and examinations are a pleasure for me to coach, and I am confident you and/or your loved ones will feel similarly about your learning experience.
Over 80% of students hire a "tutor" for supplemental instruction, standardized examination preparation, and/or project and admissions assistance at some point during their academic careers. Instead, you should be proud to hire a professional academic coach to assist you and/or your loved ones, because you care about education, desire lasting improvements, and are willing to do what is necessary to succeed in a highly competitive environment. There is absolutely no substitution for dedicated support, and the results I create for my students and their parents attest to this fact.
If you are a student who believes you will be successful with dedicated assistance from a caring and qualified professional, this is the opportunity for you. If you are a parent who believes your son/daughter will find success by working with a professional academic coach who is well-versed with academics and cares about his/her thoughts and feelings, this is also the opportunity for you.
Sessions are fun, engaging, and productive. I create the most meaningful experiences in my life by assisting students to realize their full potential. It is my honor to "Provide the Education You Deserve to Feel Good". I encourage you to form your own opinion about this opportunity by contacting me now! I look forward to speaking with you and to establishing a mutually beneficial arrangement in the near future!
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