Iowa State University (BS AcctgandBusiness)
University of Minnesota Law School (J.D.)
I have enjoyed tutoring (and am still tutoring) many Iowa Central Community College students (including many foreign and nontraditional students) over the past three years. Although tutoring certain math subjects has been my primary demand, interest, and focus, I have also tutored other college level courses, primarily accounting and business related subjects, English composition, speech, government, business, and law.
I try to work with the student to first assess the student's (1) goals for the particular session, (2) skills and weaknesses and interest level in the session's subject matter, (3) and preferred way to learn a concept (for example: verbal, written, or analogous or useful to something with which they are familiar). Then, for example, in math subjects, I try to lead the student logically through their assignments, with plenty of confidence-building praise when the student begins to grasp the new concepts. The same procedure also has worked well with non-math subjects, since so often, and for many reasons, students lack confidence in their ability to learn certain new concepts. Therefore, In general, I prefer to give the student positive praise versus negative criticism, although, in some subjects, for example law and government, use of the Socratic method (a lively debate/discussion) with the student provokes thought and learning.
I was a math minor (I was told, one course away from being a math major) at Iowa State University. I had the top grade in several of those college courses, including Algebra and Trigonometry, Statistics, Calculus, and Actuarial Math, and, at Drake University, logic. In my free time, I voluntarily tutored other students, sometimes referred by the instructors, in those courses.
The best rewards that I received from my tax and business, law, and accounting clients were their "thanks" and understanding of and appreciation for the work done and results accomplished. Similarly, some of the most fulfilling rewards that I have received from my students have been their "thanks" and smiles, and their reports of great (or, often, just adequate grades) in courses or tests they needed to pass to further their college or professional careers. Naturally, it's especially nice when these compliments occur several years later! Therefore, please feel free to contact me, at no charge, to determine whether and how we can work well together with your subject matter and where we can meet to introduce ourselves and perhaps review your subject's materials and assignments. I prefer to meet with you in your home or in a public place (for example, a school, library, church, coffee shop, or restaurant). I have enjoyed tutoring (and am still tutoring) many Iowa Central Community College students (including many foreign and nontraditional students) over the past three years. Although tutoring certain math subjects has been my primary demand, interest, and focus, I have also tutored other college level courses, primarily accounting and business
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