Teaching is a calling not a career!
In 19 years I have taught various maths to students pre-K through adult. Presently, I teach at an alternative high school in Alvin, Texas, where we help students make more positive choices for their futures in order to become productive citizens. This year my main classes are Geometry, Social Skills and AFP-academic future preparation. Also, as a Kumon Instructor, I taught pre-schoolers through adults math and reading.
By way of basketball scholarship, I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a BA in Communication/Business. There, under the tutelage of National Championship coach Gary Blair, the Ladyjacks and I revived the Program from the second worst team in the Nation (Sports Illustrated 1984) to our peak rank of 11 in most Nation polls (1988). From '86-'88, I led the Southland Conference in points and rebounds, with high stats in charges per game, steals, and field goal and free throw percentages. During my junior year I played with Athletes in Action's European tour team. During the summer we toured Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Yugoslavia.
After graduation, I played professionally throughout Europe, South America and the Middle East. A career ending knee injury forced my retirement. I earned my Secondary Mathematics Teaching Certification from the University of Houston Clear Lake (2002) and a Masters in Mathematics from Western Governors University (2010). Lastly, I am a 7-year cancer "Thriver!"
Learning HOW you learn best is key to how you study. Are you an auditory, kinesthetic, tactile, or verbal learner? Are you a global or analytical thinker? How do you process information? Knowing the answers to these questions (and a few others) will make a HUGE impact on your success. Why? Because it is the way you are wired. And when we are usually more successful in life when we pursue our natural wiring. Maybe Algebra, Geometry, EOC, Basketball and any other subject has been hard because you have not been using your strengths to help you learn it. Good news...we can fix this! Let's try it shall we?!
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