In my experience, the best type of tutoring is relational and by engagement. It is important for me to understand the interests values and learning style of any student whether a young child, teen or an adult learner. From there we build the subject mastery or acquisition of skills from touch points of value and interest to the student. When something makes sense, or is related to your world the learning sticks faster and also more deeply. I have an AS in Engineering Science, BS in applied math with a minor in chemical engineering, a second BS in Medical Lab Sclence CL/Biotechnology and an MBA in Global Business Leadership with a concentration in organizational development.
Since I have multiple degrees in math, science, engineering and business as well as prior training and leadership as a former military officer, I have developed a wide array of approaches to learning from being on the student side of the desk along with my time as a leader. I have some musical and athletic inclinations and I have worked with civil air patrol cadets and can relate to teens. I have worked with kids action league and do very well from preschool-8 group. I have been given the feedback often that kids "take to me" and my unique way of inspiring them to think on their feet.
Adult learners are different and I find my tutoring relationship is brought out best by connecting life experiences, values, a slower pace and insight to the learners own context and life goals. As for the the special needs demographic my best area of expertise is with ASD people of any age. Autism Spectrum Disorder is something I am intimately familiar with and the special gifts and challenges of this neurological disorder make tutoring these lovable quirky citizens a treat and a class unto itself.
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