I have 20+ years of tutoring and teaching experience with children and adults. My first training as a teacher began at the elementary school level following the Maria Montessori training methods. More recently, I have worked as the Site Director for a K-5th grade academic improvement program, providing remedial support to children in language arts, math, reading, and science.
My academic background is in the social sciences. Whilst my graduate training focused on social anthropological theory, as an undergraduate I succeeded across all of the core subject requirements and graduated with honors - magna cum laude. Therefore, I possess a good basic understanding of the life and physical sciences and would be happy to tutor students in these areas as well.
In addition to English, I am fluent in German and a rare African language - Dinka - and have previously tutored and provided translations in both languages. I have over six years of experience teaching German on a private, one-on-one basis and 11 years as a resident of Germany living and working on the Germany economy in a largely Germany-only language context. I also possess a working knowledge of French and Italian, and have a solid, up-to-date understanding of European and world history and politics.
I enjoy helping and encouraging students to succeed and reap the benefits of their desire to do well in school and in specific subjects whether for a requirement or as a hobby. I have mentored and tutored youth and adults of different ages. In particular, I have been an effective tutor for students completing their HS Diploma and GED test for whom English is not their first language. I have successfully mentored students through the college system, and have also taught and lectured at the undergraduate and graduate levels internationally. Several of my former students have gone on to be teachers, scientists, and engineers.
I am patient, understanding, and have a sense of humor, and prefer to make the learning process fun as well as productive. My teaching style is clear and accessible enabling motivation and achievement in the shortest time possible. My schedule is flexible.
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