I am a graduate of Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton) with honors. I also attended Cornell University in Ithaca to receive my certification in Human Ecology. I also have an extensive background in psychology, counseling individuals with mental health issues.
My educational background includes studies: early childhood development, nursing home administration, management, and advocacy for mental health consumers. I have several hours of professional training in organizational skills, management, mental health, and have been doing public speaking for at least twenty years
I am currently a semi-retired professional with past work experience in the field of human services. Worked with children ages 6 to 8 years old at Head Start, 6 years to 17 years at a large local children residential facility. Administrator of a 360 bed Adult Care Facility CEO of mental health advocacy and facilitating therapy groups for mental health consumers.
I have skills in the area of teaching business English at a local college, a proctor for Prometric Testing Center monitoring test for candidates taking exams for GRE, TOEFL, CPA, USMLE, Medical Doctors, Veterinarians and many other fields. I spend a lot of time writing short stories, poetry (I have over 50 poems on digitalverse), and drawing: landscapes, animals and cartoons.
My methods of tutoring include a technique called "concept mapping." It is a system that saves a student time while studying, by using circles and lines connecting them to form a concept of a subject. This method I learned at Cornell University. In addition, I use my expertise in memorization of information to help enhance a students base of acquired knowledge. I have been working on a book titled "How To Create a Magnificent Memory."
I am proud of the fact that over the last year of teaching English, every student in my class achieved grades above 85 or a B.
My teaching as well as tutoring methods, show students how to get the most from the subject matter. I instruct them on how to be aware of all of the variables involved in learning. Acquiring new knowledge is no accident. It is a skill that in itself can be learned through on going practice. Whether it be concept mapping, subject association of current knowledge or an easy to learn form of memorization I teach, in a nutshell, learning, understanding and retaining the information is a skill.
Due to the fact that I am semi-retired and only will be teaching part time in the fall semester, I have the time to give a student quality time as a tutor.
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