I have taken over 80 university courses (250 semester credits) and have received more A's than any other grades combined. I spent my high school playing 4 sports, and although I was awarded the MVP of my football team and still hold the record in the Sprint Medley for the track team, I did not apply myself fully, but, I did excel in high school English (Honors English Program)and Latin. Because of this I had to learn how to become an A student in order to be admitted into Indiana University. To prove my ability, my first year was spent at University of Cincinnati, where I received a 3.0 my first quarter, a 3.5 my second, and a 4.0 my third. To the delight of myself, friends, and family, I was admitted to Indiana University for my sophomore year. Thus, I know exactly what it takes to get a C, B, and an A class grade. Presently, I am but one course and student teaching practicum away from receiving my MAT (Masters in Teaching)in Broadfield Social Studies, so I feel qualified in breadth and depth to tutor most subjects, with over 20 hours of coursework in Latin, Special Education, Native American Studies, History, Political Science, English Literature and Composition, Sociology and Anthropology.
I believe in fully immersing oneself in her or his studies by scanning material, reading through it quickly, taking notes, turning notes into recognizable subject phrases, and finally turning phrases into key one word identifiers. The end result to study for a test is a list of several hundred qualifying words that prompt the memory back to the actual text material but paraphrased so the student OWNS the coursework. This process is not tedious because I make it fun. Also, once the work is pared down to key words, it is impossible to receive any other grade on a test but a high B or an A, impossible. This is extremely gratifying and a well-deserved confidence builder. Fairly soon this process becomes rote and the student an independent study and A-making machine. A positive academic future is then fully self-accessible as well as success in any domain of life that requires discipline and confidence. As to my background, I am presently a behavior specialist at North Providence Schools. Before that I was a stay-at-home dad and a treatment service specialist for the May Institute in Fall River. I have worked for the Department of Mental Health and as the Program Manager of Group Homes for 7 years for AWARE INC. in Bozeman, Montana. Because I work in the schools, I am available mid-afternoon through the evening as well as weekends. I sincerely look forward to helping you or the student in your charge to achieve real and lasting success!
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