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Hi,let me introduce myself,
I went to school in Illinois at one of the best public schools in the state. After, I decided to take a break from school. However, I found out the hard way that without an education, it is really tough to make it. I went to MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL where I achieved my B.A. in General Business with honors. My core of study was business related with pre-law classes mixed in. I also loved government and history so I took a number of credits in that area also. I was in advanced math courses dating back to grade school and I'm quite proficient in geography. I am an avid sports fan so to the sports fan I would probably use sports analogies in tutoring. If not a fan, I would avoid them and concentrate on other areas of interest to get the lesson across.
I went directly into the business world where I learned not only the ins and outs of the business world (economics, HR, sales, marketing, advertising, customer relations,etc.)but how the real world interacts. It's a little different than a chapter in a book. I excelled as a manager and went on to own my own successful business for 7 years (90% of all small business' fail in their first 5 years).
After a while I looked deep inside myself and asked myself what I really wanted to do with the rest of my life. My answer to myself was teach, that was my management style and it's the one thing I loved the most about management (that might be why I never had an asst. mgr. who wasn't promoted to manager at some point. I taught well). I loved helping people to better themselves and education is the best way. So, I sold my business and I plan on going back for my masters degree in education. I would like to help others achieve their goals in my quest to do it.
I believe in interactive tutoring/teaching and that there is no such thing as a stupid question. Certain people have certain talents and they just need a mentor in others to better prepare them and help them not to allow failure to creep into the picture. I am the person who will do this in a creative, honest, and lasting way.
I believe my real life experience can bring to the table those things that aren't just by reading a textbook and merely memorizing enough to pass the test and forget the day after. I believe that hands on is the best teacher and that would be the approach I will take. Bring any lesson taught alive and into real world scenarios. That way the student will not only understand the lesson but it will be instilled so that when a life situation arises, the lesson can actually be applied.
Great Tutor — Robert is working with my son on math and vocab skills to get ready for the ASVAB test. We are very glad we found him on WyzAnt, and my son is gaining more confidence with each session. ...
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