A 2010 Federal Background Check was completed when I was approved as a foster grandparent tutor assisting in a public middle school. Naturally a teacher since I was a very young teen, I enjoyed telling stories and exploring games and academics with young children while I babysat. Later I directed child care centers and became a college adjunct professor at Mary Baldwin College, specializing in psychology and sociology. I belong to Virginia Professional Educators which recognizes qualified teachers.
To teach is to assist another to learn, which includes inspiring motivation by inculcating the reasons that learning is beneficial: (1) learning reveals answers to questions; (2) learning provides means to acquire skills needed by society; and thus (3) learning leads to a reasonable control of one's personal environment.
The teacher tailors this basic three-step method to the interests and aptitude of the individual student for optimal results.
All of my students begin with a perfect score, then work to keep that score, as I assist them. Learning is based upon ABC: A = Action, B = Believing in oneself, and C = Consequences.
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