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Sauk Valley Community College (Philosophy)
Greetings. I am new to mentoring and tutoring, but have a passion for sharing knowledge and education - as I feel these are quite important in this day and age. I am eager to offer whatever assistance at my disposal to aid the younger generations in their pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and critical thinking. While I began my college years studying philosophy, psychology, and anthropology - I chose to continue my education through independent studies and research alongside my studies of Buddhist teachings. I have recently undertaken the precepts to become and live as a monk, as this has been my goal for many years.
The arts of reading and writing are precious to me in that they allow the individual great access to knowledge and afford the ability to communicate in writing one's own acquired knowledge, thoughts, and ideas. In addition to reading and writing, I am also well versed in English grammar. After developing a stutter at the age of three, it was necessary for me to devote much of my time to relearning the mechanics of speaking and the effective articulation of my thoughts in a way that was proper and coherent. I am also knowledgeable in the fields of world history, philosophical thought, and sociology - and can, to a lesser degree, offer assistance in anthropology, comparative religion, and some political theory.
Being that I am new to this endeavor, I cannot present a solid format of my methods as of yet. I can say that I believe a true teacher never ceases to be a student - as there is always opportunity to learn from others. I see my mission simply as helping others to understand what it is they are hoping to learn and achieve from their studies. Perhaps it will be something - perhaps nothing. I always remember - if the student does not surpass the teacher, the teacher has failed. Greetings. I am new to mentoring and tutoring, but have a passion for sharing knowledge and education - as I feel these are quite important in this day and age. I am eager to offer whatever assistance at my disposal to aid the younger generations in their pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and critical thinking. While I began my college years
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At the age of three years I was discovered to have a stutter - through much of my childhood I struggled with speaking the English language fluently.
My determination to speak clearly drove me to study the English language very carefully. Throughout my years my thoughts found voice in the skill of language, and created a passion to understand and utilize my language effectively.
Encouraging the interest in effective language in younger generations is important to me. I believe my years of practicing language skills could benefit those who struggle with the use of language as an outlet for their thoughts.
Because of my passion for studying the English language, grammar is of paramount importance to me. Having to struggle to speak fluently my entire life, the added benefit of proper grammar usage was also necessary to my studies.
So often I witness writing that loses its value with lack of proper grammar. I believe words, spoken and written, lose all credibility when bad grammar is used.
The written word is our tool for expressing our thoughts clearly and effectively. The English language can be either vague or precise - as stated before, proper grammar can lend credibility, and even validation, to our thoughts.
Vocabulary skills are most important in a language such as English in that it has within it the capacity to be quite technical and precise. As I learned how to use language to defeat the limitations of my stutter, vocabulary was an integral part of my ability to articulate the meaning of what I wished to convey.
Providing young people with strong vocabulary skills allows them to widen the expression of themselves and their sense of the world around them.
The written word is precious to me in that it allows me to construct my thoughts in a precise manner. I have stated my struggle with a stutter for most of my life - and effective writing skills have helped me in my spoken word as well.
I have used my language skills to write on many topics, construct speeches, and even journal entries for myself.
I enjoy teaching the art of effective writing to those who wish to convey with written word that which is most on their minds. My studies over the years have afforded me many occasions to put into writing what I have learned - even if only for myself to read and reflect upon.