I have been tutoring over twenty years and have a passion for helping students succeed. Teaching in a regular classroom is great but one-on-one tutoring is much more effective. I love learning but have not always been a teacher. I worked in industry over twenty years, earned a lucrative salary, and had a promising career. However, I was not fulfilled. As a community service project, I began volunteering at the local high school, tutoring Math
. I found my calling and gained an excellent track record helping students, who had previously failed, pass exit exams. In return, these same students encouraged me to seek a career in teaching. I earned an alternative teacher's certification and taught Chemistry
and IPC in the public school system over ten years.
The main reason I am so successful at tutoring is because of my diverse background. Since I worked in the real world, I use real-life examples as teaching tools. This enables me to clarify otherwise complex concepts. My love for education and concern for the success of my students led me to return to school myself after some twenty years. As a result, I now have three degrees - one technical, one business
, and the last one, spiritual. This makes me a more well-rounded educator who will use any accessible skill in my toolbox to help a student understand. I evaluate a student's strengths and weaknesses, then put an individualize teaching plan into action. Because of my age and life experiences, parents tend to feel more comfortable with me teaching their student or being in their home. Additionally, my belief is that when a student sees how much effort is put into personalizing a lesson plan, he or she feels valued and is more apt to rise to expectation. In either case, everybody wins - the student, the parent, and the tutor.
4 hours notice required
Travels within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77089