I have been a teacher, trainer, consultant and tutor. I have been an educator for the last twenty years. I adamantly believe that if there is not a strong foundation an individual has little chance of being successful in educational endeavors and is also hampered in life skills.
The basics in education of reading, writing, and arithmetic seem lacking for some. This may be do to lack of the ability of the system to explore a variety of ways to address the learning experience and therefore not being able to engage all students to the best of their abilities. In an attempt to cover much more information we seem to have become very rigid in how that can be accomplished. There are actually a number of ways to create understanding of the same information and for each person the way they best learn may differ.
The concept that there are different ways to approach the same problem and still arrive at the right answer does not often seem to be explored. I choose to try to assist in looking at the same information from several points of view to see that the rigidity is not necessary to achieve success.
My background is one of jack of many trades and not pigeonholed to one. I have taught all levels from teaching in a preschool to teaching high school and even at the college level. I have spent time in all areas of the work force from the academic, healthcare, industrial, non profit, and consulting.
I have taught science at the 7th, 8th and 9th grade level. I have been a substitute teacher for everything from kindergarten to senior level. In individual tutoring I have ranged from kindergarten to 12th grade, and many of the years in between, primarily working with math and language arts areas since they are the building blocks for success.
I would be available both after school and in the early evening.
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