I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Tyler with my Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Human Resource Development (HRD). Not sure what HRD is? That's okay, it's a fairly new field of study. Most people immediately hear "Human Resources" and their mind creates a mental image of their HR department at work, but that department is more appropriately known as the Human Resource Management (HRM) department. HRD is very different from HRM! HRM focuses more on employee management with money, hiring/firing, benefits, and other related things. Alternately, HRD is the "process of developing and/or unleashing human expertise through organization
development and personnel training and development for the purpose of improving performance at the organizational, process, and individual/group levels." - Richard Swanson
It is my passion and mission to unleash your highest potential. I execute this during tutoring by attending to your personal learning style. This tutoring approach consists of altering curriculum, tests, and activities to enrich and inspire your learning process. Do you know your learning style? Not only will I focus directly on your style, I will teach you how to use your style’s advantages in multiple areas such as taking notes, taking tests, completing large assignments, and studying. While our time to learn successfully may be short, you will leave not only knowing the subject matter, but also how to continue producing that success in future endeavors.
Why do I enjoy tutoring/teaching/training so much? Personally, there is no greater feeling for me than when viewing an individual's point of absorption. Basically, their "Ah ha!" moment is what I like to call it. It's when they have successfully integrated new information or processes into their personal connections. To explain: everyone has a bundle of connections making up their life experiences, thought patterns, habits, etc. and to learn new material or skills, the student must attribute the new information to an already present connection. A great example is discovering a short cut within a familiar piece of software. You may use that software on a daily basis and upon learning that short cut, you can effectively understand and integrate its utilization into your daily routine with that program. If you are not familiar with that program very well, the shortcut would not make much sense to you because you have no need to use it. Therefore, your brain would have more difficulty trying to attach that information to your present connections. How you connect new ideas and skills is through your individual learning style; thus, it is a prime focus to discover the most efficient and enjoyable way for you to learn. The "Ah ha!" moment has kept me captivated through tutoring and teaching during high school and all the way up through college.
While this tutoring was previously held on campus in a student-to-student environment or as a group tutoring resource, I am now ready to offer my services to others in a professional manner. While most of my previous experience has been with high school and college age individuals, I am excited to assist younger students in the areas of writing
, and other integral
subjects. It is great to start developing successful learning habits early!
Above all else, I am a mentor, a motivator, a coach, and an educator. Through instruction with me, you will not only learn the subject material, but you will grow personally as well. Together, we can both explore your personal strengths and weaknesses to facilitate ongoing learning success.
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Absolutely! Also keep in mind that you don't necessarily always use a comma when using "which", so keep your sentence structures in mind!
Yes, you should absolutely read Ender’s Game and not just because the movie is coming out this year. This book has been such a foundational piece of literature for me; I read it every single year. It is in my collection of “I will never let it go”
novels. There is a reason that it won awards...
To echo all of the previous answers, YES! you should read The Hunger Games. In fact, I was mesmerized by the entire trilogy.