I love to help people understand areas of the world that I understand. In high school, I graduated in the top 12% of my class and was a member of the National Honor Society. While in college, I participated in the Honors program and while I haven't graduated yet, I plan to do so with high rankings. During grade school, I received 3 Academic Achievement awards, the Poetry award my senior year, a Spelling award, and a Musical Achievement award. I have played alto saxophone since I was 12, and I have held the title of section leader multiple times in an award-winning band. Cooking is a passion of mine, and while I don't know technicalities, I sure make some good food.
I have a standard in which if the student doesn't want to learn, I won't teach. In my psychology degree training, I've learned that forcing a concept upon someone is next to impossible. With that said, I accept all students under the impression that they wish to learn. I will not charge for services if the student and/or parent(s) are dissatisfied. Regardless of whether or not I receive respect, I will always give it and maintain a professional relationship with all parties involved.
I understand everyone has a life outside of academics, which is why I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Emergent situations are different, so all I ask for is communication in a timely manner. I will do make-up sessions because as much as I'd like to, I can't control the world and its many curve-balls.
I'm not above traveling to better convenience the student, however I do like utilizing libraries and parks as study zones. They provide neutral areas under which the student may be less distracted and ones that are generally public to better ease a parent's heart. Because studying does tend to require privacy, it's my wish to hold on to cell phones during sessions but keep them within reach in case a parent needs to contact his or her child. We don't need social media compromising a child's learning.
So! With everything that is said, I personally like to improve so feedback is more than welcomed, it's encouraged! I look forward to hearing from potential students!
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