My name is Jordan and I am from Gulfport, MS. I am 27 years old, and am a very easygoing person. 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 with ESL students, the physically handicapped, the mentally handicapped, and students of all levels and backgrounds in an academic setting. I have over 6 years of formal tutoring experience, a BA in English, 12 hours of graduate work in creative writing, 36 hours of graduate work in counseling psychology, and 150 hours of counseling experience. I have also undergone finger-printing and passed a background check.
I have 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 am currently under peer-review by the Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse to publish an article. I have experience working as a vocational counselor and a student adviser, and I have also attended numerous seminars regarding psychological issues and challenges within the field of mental health.
While working as a grant-writer, I was able to accrue over $50,000 in funding for my non-profit to build a tutoring center in my hometown. 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 graduated college with a 3.7 GPA.
I am also a self-taught pianist who dabbles in guitar, music theory, composition, and songwriting.
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