Before I take on any new student, I personally interview them. I use NLP, energy testing, sports psychology, personal observation of the student's responses to ascertain both their learning style and what barriers, psychological or otherwise, that impede their learning. For example, in taking on a certain math student, I observed that he could not get the answer until he writhed, wiggled, and fell on the floor. I taught him kinesthetically afterwards. Among the students who benefit most from this approach are athletes, those who work with their hands, mechanically inclined persons, and so forth. I have taught students, male and female, who were being recruited for professional, if minor league, opportunities. They went from failing math to A's in algebra.
Next to my over nine years of college and university teaching, I have over fifteen years of experience in teaching math, writing, reading, social sciences, and have even supervised laboratory experiments for homeschoolers and substituted for math, writing and science teachers. I have 48 graduate credits in Special Education and have taught two adult students with TBI, students with EBD, who have dyslexia, or have fetal alcohol syndrome. I have taught a student with multiple LD's. I use this same approach with "normal" students as well, to give them an enhanced learning experience. Whether it’s remediation, enrichment, or just some extra help, I am qualified for K-12, adult learners, and high school and college students.
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