I began tutoring clinical biology for nursing students while I was in undergraduate school and this began my joy of learning and newly acquired joy of teaching. I tutored privately while in graduate school furthering my experience. I coached football from my days in the United States Marine Corps through undergraduate, graduate and educational certification securing my place among "kids" as my career path.
All this was an incredibly satisfying, rewarding, and meaningful path to my combined years of high school and college teaching in a variety of subjects including English and a Second Language, history, philosophy, psychology, economics, biology, and social sciences.
I have several years of work in the Governor's Office of Pennsylvania, 4 years of honorable service in the United States Marine Corps and time spent in private industry.
I have two daughters, one a young but accomplished physician and a younger daughter still in her public school years. Education has been in my family for over 6 generations and I am thankful for the opportunities it has given me.
Tutoring becomes a meaningful educational experience when the student is able to learn effectively. Learning should not be a painful experience but an experience of challenge, effort, discovery, and accomplishment. Each student's experience learning is always a small part of a larger whole.
Discovering a new talent for reading, studying, learning, and organization can be a life altering experience for any student confronted with the sometimes overwhelming process of "learning." Learning is a life long process so gaining skills early will provide satisfying rewards for many years ahead.
I enjoy teaching and learning: this is what I do and I love it.
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