I am available for tutoring in a relatively wide range of subjects, which include English, psychology, writing, history, computers (Mac emphasis), and photography. While I hold a Master’s degree in psychology, I am highly qualified in the other listed subjects either through formal training or as a result of many years of hands-on experience. My knowledge of Macintosh computers and operating systems extends from legacy environments as early as OS 9 right up through the most current version of OS X. Although I consider myself a very serious hobbyist in the field of photography, I have worked as a freelance photographer and have striven to maintain a decent sized professional quality portfolio.
My tutoring philosophy, regardless of what subject I am tutoring, is simply to make learning fun and effective. The exact methods of implementing this philosophy varies from one individual to another, as I believe that individual differences in learning styles are among the most important factors to consider when sitting down with a student and deciding how to carry out a tutoring session. In order for a student to get the most out of tutoring, a positive relationship with his or her tutor is imperative. Academic expertise is certainly an important part of the equation, but as a tutor I must also foster a trusting environment and provide the student with techniques to address challenging material; the key is to reveal not what to think, but how to think creatively and solve problems.
My goal is, ultimately, to impart a comprehensive approach to learning that does not overemphasize deficits but, instead, seeks to teach transferable skills.
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