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As a 25-year Navy veteran, I'm very familiar with US Military entrance requirements and the ASVAB, which I have taken and passed myself. In December 2012, I took two official ASVAB practice exams and aced them both. Currently I teach Algebra, Geometry, Science, and Language Arts in Round Rock.
I have an MBA (University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, December 1992), and was a director-level and senior management business leader in several high-tech firms (Electronic Data Systems-EDS-2002-2004; Nextel Communications 2001-2002; MicroAge 1998-2001; Entex Information Services (now part of Siemens) 1996-1998).
I am a fully qualified and active substitute teacher and tutor of all subjects, all grades, all schools, in the Round Rock Independent School District near Austin, TX. In a former life I was a US Navy instructor and career counselor for 6 years.
I have enjoyed several long and successful careers, and helped guide many others in their own careers. As a 25-year U.S. Navy veteran, I served as a Career Counselor for 3 of those years. As a regional director of IT technical services with four different firms, I help at least 10 people on my teams to advance in their careers. Currently as a teacher, tutor, and parent, I continue to advise and guide others toward rewarding lives and see opportunities.
I am a fully qualified and active substitute teacher and tutor of all subjects, all grades, all schools, in the Round Rock Independent School District near Austin, TX. I have taught many classes in 10 elementary schools and tutored many individuals and small groups of students in all elementary school subjects, including Math, Reading, Writing and Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, Music, Character building, and Physical Education (I am a runner myself).
I hold a Bachelor of Science dual degree in Sociology and Political Science (State University of New York, Albany, June 1990). I also have practical, on-the-ground experience, having traveled over most of the world, and studied peoples and cultures on all continents. As a director-level and senior management business leader in several high-tech firms, I often employed technicians from all walks of life and cultures. My own family is dual-culture (Chinese and North American).
With two teens of my own in public school, I understand the necessity of sound study skills as only a parent can. As a 20+ year educator, I have been helping both child and adult students to study for most of my adult life. Usually the best way to learn is to build on what you already know: trying to learn too much new information too fast can lead to frustration, while too slow a learning curve can lead to boredom - and both too fast of too slow can lead to abandoning that subject. Successful study includes planning, preparation, and organization, including a suitable study environment, healthy sleeping and eating patterns, making and using a schedule, and a mental willingness to engage the subject(s) you are studying. Relatively brief (less than 60 minute) learning periods, soon followed by practice (with practical application or lab when possible) will build knowledge and skill, and reinforce learning. Knowing when, how, and where to obtain help is also key.