Hey everyone, my name is Jordan, and I am from Gulfport, MS. I have eight years of experience as a tutor and have truly enjoyed teaching the hundreds of students I have worked with thus far in my career. Six years of my tutoring experience was gained as a tutor in my college's Writing and Speaking Center, where I spent two years teaching public speaking and six years as a writing tutor, teaching basic English and writing skills. I have also worked as a grant writer in the non-profit sector, during which I acquired $50,000 in funding and land to construct a free, after-school education center in my hometown. Additionally, non-profit work has given me the opportunity to mentor and tutor students who might otherwise lack the resources to obtain extra help outside of the classroom. I began teaching others at the age of 13, serving as Crucifer in my church, which required me to teach and lead other youths from the congregation in conducting services. Additionally, I have worked in a mentoring and teaching capacity in a mental health setting, where I helped teach individuals with differing disabilities to learn basic life and socialization skills. Part of me has always been a teacher, and I am very grateful for the many ways I have been able to teach others over the course of my life. I am comfortable tutoring anyone in any topic in which I am competent to do so. I ensure a positive, relaxed experience and am confident that students will benefit academically from our work together. I believe that everyone is smart, teachable, likable, and talented in their own ways. I always make an effort to work with peoples' strengths as much as possible while also brushing-up on their weaknesses. I am not intimidated by challenges and enjoy helping others. I have worked teaching ESL students, the physically handicapped, the mentally handicapped, and students of all levels and backgrounds in academic, non-profit, mental health, and church settings. I have a BA in English, 12 hours of graduate work in creative writing, and 36 hours of graduate work in counseling psychology. I made a 30 on the ACT, graduated college with a 3.7 GPA, and made a 1210 on the GRE.
I have additionally spoken formally at a regional psychological conference, to a teenage youth group, and on various subjects to groups of students/colleagues. I have published two posters for regional psychological conferences and have supervised experience working as a vocational counselor, student adviser, and mental health counselor. I have also attended numerous seminars regarding psychological issues and challenges within the field of mental health.
I have won an award for best nonfiction piece in a university writing contest and am a member of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. My grades have always been good; I have appeared on the Chancellor's Honor Roll, Dean's Honor Roll, Dean's List, President's List, and am a member of two honor societies. I am also a self-taught pianist who dabbles in guitar, music theory, composition, and songwriting.
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