I envision a world lit by the knowledge of the mind, guided equally by rationality and intuition, where understanding, respect, and mindfulness give direction to the progress of society. Knowledge is power, and it is shared.
Civilization is built upon the pillars of scholarship, leadership, and service. With a shared understanding of the world, we may each develop in ways that are best for all life.
As a tutor I will assist in learning by the most effective and efficient means possible, namely experience, for it is the best teacher.
First we’ll target the problem areas. The darkness of ignorance doesn’t allow you to see what’s hiding in the recesses of your intellectual development. If you’re missing a piece of knowledge from a greater body of knowledge, how would you know? It’s in the shadows.
So let’s light it up. We’ll typically start with a diagnostic test of my own creation. Then we’ll target problem areas with the best learning technique available—direct experience. This is where tutoring gets fun! If it’s literature, we will live the text. If it’s cooking, we’ll dine like kings. If you need help in grammar, vocabulary, writing or any other subject, I’ll do my best to make the content real and tangible for all my students so that they retain long-term knowledge.
Efficient learning develops from efficient study.
Efficient study forms new habits.
New habits arise from new practices.
Experiential learning is personal for the student and commits lessons to long-term memory.
By building new ways to practice, you will develop new and beneficial study habits that result in efficient learning techniques that ultimately result in a greater understanding of the subject area. When efficiency combines with interdisciplinary study, you’ll likely see an improvement in other subject areas as well.
I am a college graduate with a Bachelor of the Arts in English and minors in Philosophy and Italian. I am also a savant of the arts, having specialized in drawing and sculpture in high school.
I have spent many hours tutoring as an undergrad. I was hired as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for the University of North Texas, meaning that I attended literature and history courses with high drop-out and failure rates, and was assigned to lead group study and one-on-one study sessions to raise the average Grade Point Average and retention rates of the course.
I was also a Volunteer Tutor in English for the Learning Center at UNT. I graduated with a 3.676 GPA, cum laude, and received the Honors Certificate from the Honors College. In addition to these achievements, I was also a member of the Philosophy Club and Italian Club at UNT.
I am currently a graduate student in Secondary Education. I have taken courses in Profession of Teaching, Teaching Theory, Literacy, Reading Materials, and Multicultural Curriculum. I hope to finish and receive my Texas Teaching Certificate near the middle of 2013.
Recreational activities include cooking, yoga, tai chi, and hiking and camping.
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