Students and Parents,
It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, and I am elated that you have found interest in my profile.
I am the recipient of a Master of Science: Physics and Master of Arts: Applied Mathematics with a focus in computation and theory. I am also a "Master Gold Certified" Professional Academic Coach by the American Tutoring Association verifying my education, background, teaching expertise, and 1200+ hours of coaching (in addition to my hours through WyzAnt).
Whereas "tutors" merely teach, a Professional Academic Coach is part teacher, manager, mentor, organizer, counselor, resource expert, educational consultant, and motivational speaker. Professional Academic Coaches generally have greater expertise and better training in their specialties, possess superior communication skills, have more private teaching experience, and are devoted, full-time private educators who have chosen academic coaching as their professional careers. While tutors focus on the "little picture", work on short-term issues, and offer simple fixes, Professional Academic Coaches focus on the "big picture," address both short-term and long-term problems and solutions, and utilize comprehensive, multidimensional approaches to provide extensive, long-lasting benefits to catalyze maximum success for their students.
I have worked as a Professional Academic Coach for over twelve years: four years part-time and over eight years full-time; I have dedicated my professional life to teaching and mentoring. Therefore, I have substantial experience working with students one-on-one and in small groups.
I am qualified to teach high school, college, and university physics and mathematics courses including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Emerging Scholars (ESP) curricula. I am also qualified to coach several standardized examinations including, but not limited to, HSPT/COOP, ISEE/SSAT, GED, ASVAB, PLAN/ACT, PSAT-NMSQT/SAT, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Physics B/C, TEAS, GRE, and GMAT; I have scored in the 99th percentile on every examination I have taken (please see my subject descriptions for more detailed information). Princeton Review, Kaplan, and Manhattan have also expressed their interest in my abilities as an instructor for the GRE and GMAT.
However, I have chosen to work on my own as a Professional Academic Coach for a few reasons. This choice allows me to provide additional availability and scheduling options, to combine information and coaching techniques from multiple avenues simultaneously, and to relate to the thoughts and feelings of students as individuals; I am better able to help students to bridge the separation between where they are and where they want to be.
Above all, I help students to relax and to realize their full potential. Students often tell me they are thankful for my open, honest, and supportive demeanor, which allows them to more easily share their thoughts and feelings. They are also inspired to share positive feedback with their classmates, parents, and educators. Parents often tell me they admire the influence I have on their children and are thankful for the thorough communication I provide throughout the experience. I believe these are the reasons for receiving so many referrals by word of mouth; my students increase their performance, optimism, self-esteem, and confidence; they are eager to share their experiences with others; and their parents develop a meaningful appreciation for the well-being that ensues.
Over 80% of students hire a "tutor", during their academic careers, for supplemental instruction and/or standardized examination preparation. Instead, you should be proud to hire a Professional Academic Coach for guidance, because you care about your education, desire lasting improvements, and are willing to do what is necessary to succeed in highly competitive environments. There is absolutely no substitution for dedicated support, and the results I create for my students and their parents attest to this fact.
If you believe you will be successful by receiving support from a caring and qualified professional, this is the opportunity for you. Sessions are fun, engaging, and productive. I create the most meaningful experiences in my life by assisting students to realize their full potentials. I encourage you to form your own opinion about this opportunity by contacting me now! I look forward to speaking with you and to establishing a mutually beneficial arrangement in the near future!
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