I am not here to teach you - I am here to help you learn. This philosophy creates the road to independence. No matter what the subject is, there are basic buiding blocks. We must master those concepts. Then we can learn how to build upon them in an orderly fashion. As we achieve success, the dependence on tutoring will diminish. For some subjects, the light bulb will go on quickly. For others, it takes longer. For me, the bulb was always dimmer for languages than for math and science. That just increases the challenge to find the right circuit to make it happen. Patience is a virtue - not to keep repeating the same teaching methodology but to find the one turns on the light.
My background is quite diverse. I spent many years in the business world. My first career was in computers where I achieved the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) for The Options Clearing Corporation. Then, I founded and directed SCM Consulting, a supply chain management consulting company. We provided services to Fortune 1000 companies. After moving to Wilmington, I taught at UNCW for seven years as Executive in Residence for Operations Management in the Cameron School of Business. While at UNCW, I got involved with the Cameron Executive Network (CEN). CEN is a volunteer organization made up of active and retired business executives. We match up with students, usually in their junior year, and mentor them one-on-one to prepare them for their careers. I am still active in CEN.
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