The University of Mississippi (Political Science)
The University of Mississippi (Master's)
To me, tutoring takes a step above just mere teaching because it concentrates attention to one student's needs. This individual attention approach does not just address academic needs, but learning needs as well. I have been tutored as a child and I have gained much of my own academic success and achievement directly thanks to tutoring. I have always believed that education is the root of all culture. As a tutor, I will promote education and help students retain knowledge that is beneficial to their success and good citizenship.
My regular full-time job is that of a law enforcement officer. In my line of work, I see plenty of consequences of bad education and the bad choices it tends to create. With this in mind, I want to contribute to positive growth and good skill/knowledge building in students, so they can gain and master the tools they need to make successful and productive choices in their future careers. I would have gotten nowhere in life without my education. Having learned the value of learning throughout my lifetime, I consider myself duty-bound to spread that knowledge to others and help them achieve their goals in life.
As a former stage actor, I am big on learning through creative and illustrative methods, and I use a lot of humor and metaphor when presenting a subject. To me, a healthy level of levity (and sometimes outright comedy) is necessary to convey, absorb, and retain knowledge. I very much enjoy seeing students successfully grasp a topic and make it a part of their awareness.
First of all, English is my second language. By having to have been taught English, I developed an understanding of what it takes to learn a language as opposed to just pick it up. As such, I tend to be very respectful and mindful of a student's potential difficulty in mastering a topic, and I work hard to help them get beyond that barrier.
In my educational path, I have had to do a lot of writing. With a Master's degree in Journalism, I gained command of the English language in not just effective written form, but also in spoken form. I have also worked as a writing editor/coach for ESL students while I was in graduate school, so I have experience in direct application of these teaching areas.
As I mentioned before, I have done stage performance, mostly Shakespeare and some modern drama. This has enabled me to speak/present material publicly, as well as to interpret meaning in what many would find difficult to understand.
My regular job has an entire volume of fairly detailed and complex policies, so I try to make my own much simpler. I have a preferable 24-hour cancellation window, but I will accept a 3-hour notice if an emergency arises. I prefer conducting my sessions in educational venues (such as a library), or venues conducive to good work (like a quiet coffee shop or similar). If I am tutoring minor children, I can conduct sessions at their home, but I require that parents are present on premises.
I highly encourage prospective students (and their parents) to contact me if they are interested in academic advancement. I have a rotating schedule that allows me two days off (Wed, Thu) on every odd week, and five days off (Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun) on every even week, so there are plenty of days during which to schedule sessions.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you beat a path to success! To me, tutoring takes a step above just mere teaching because it concentrates attention to one student's needs. This individual attention approach does not just address academic needs, but learning needs as well. I have been tutored as a child and I have gained much of my own academic success and achievement directly thanks to tutoring. I have
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