As a father of four, I have helped my children with most of their school subjects. I did not do their homework, but guided them to find the answers, regardless of subject.
Aside from a degree in Public Health, I am a student of American and European history, basic philosophy & religions, and math.
While a student at Stockton College, I worked as a teaching assistant in Biology and Microbiology labs. My responsibilities included working one on one to explain the lab work, demonstrating the correct use of lab equipment, supervise experiments, review lab reports, and proctor exams.
My approach towards teaching is that it is more than memorizing facts. My students should be able to look at a problem or an issue and be able to interpret it in their own words. In effect, it is not just about memorizing the times tables, but understanding how multiplication works. I do not tutor to a test (except in certain cases) but instead, I tutor to the knowledge behind the test.
As a veteran of the U.S. Navy, I also feel qualified to tutor for the ASVAB exam.
I am a patient but firm tutor. I do not allow students to sidetrack me during the lesson time, and always insist on excellence. I am not harsh, I do not yell or ridicule, but believe in the effectiveness of positive reinforcement.
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