WHAT I AM:
College-educated with a Master's degree in Education and Communications Technology (commonly referred to as "Instructional Design") and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minor in Math. While earning my Master's, the department faculty selected me for induction to Phi Kappa Phi National Academic Honor Society. I have worked professionally in the technology and instructional technology fields for both Fortune 500 companies and startups. I consider myself to be a scholar-for-life and lover of sharing knowledge and improving skills. I especially enjoy sharing what I know and helping others who want to improve their knowledge or performance.
WHAT I AM NOT:
A "certified teacher" in any subject or capacity. My education is in technology and its related sciences. But I also love writing, music, and film, and enjoy those pursuits with a scholarly approach. As a tutor, I cannot be your motivator to learning. You have to WANT to improve. Otherwise, we would just be wasting our time. That may seem a little harsh, but it's true, and an important point for us to agree upon. I also don't believe in collaborative homework. Sometimes parents and/or students feel like tutoring is the only way to get the student to do her or his homework. I don't subscribe to that belief. Tutoring is for learning the concepts, information, and/or procedures that are needed to perform the subject matter. So I will explain things in different ways as needed to clarify the topic(s), ask you questions to ensure you achieved an understanding of it, and go over examples to help reinforce the content. But homework is vital for YOU to express or practice applying what you learned, and demonstrate that to your teacher.
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