The American University
London School of Economics & Political Science (Master's)
I am a former college professor with a master's degree in economics and political science. I've taught both traditional college students (18-24) as well as adults in the workplace. Currently, I am a tutor at Johnson County Community College, working with students who are challenged in writing, English, economics, and business law.
I have two daughters (ages 15 and 13) whom I have "tutored" for many years at our kitchen table. I also have been a volunteer tutor with Youth Friends. So yes, I am comfortable working with teens and preteens.
Much of my career has involved communicating technical or somewhat complicated topics to non-experts. I pride myself on being able to explain and clarify material in a way that is most understandable to my audience. In addition to economics, I feel comfortable tutoring in general business curriculum. The only exception is accounting.
I began my career as a journalist and have written guest columns for trade magazines and newspapers. Assisting individuals to improve their writing skills would also be of interest.
I'm most effective as a tutor when distractions are minimal, so I don't want to compete with an iPod, a TV, or a Big Mac while working with a client. I am a former college professor with a master's degree in economics and political science. I've taught both traditional college students (18-24) as well as adults in the workplace. Currently, I am a tutor at Johnson County Community College, working with students who are challenged in writing, English, economics, and business law.
I believe Scott was very helpful. I am still not done with class, but the subject is much easier to understand with Scott's help.
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I have seven years' experience teaching introductory economics at the college level. I have been invited as a guest speaker for high school classes and have edited a textbook used in high schools. I have served as a keynote speaker for several corporate educational conferences related to economic trends affecting businesses.
I am a professional tutor at Johnson County Community College assisting students in economics (particularly the math dimension), English, and writing.
Through "Youth Friends," I have tutored elementary school students in English and math.
My approach to tutoring youngsters involves discovering an approach that most closely fits their learning style. We always spend time reviewing their last session, so students retain and build on information.
Received a bachelor's and masters degree in political science. Strong background in the Constitution, state and local government, policy theory, and international relations.
Throughout my career, a major responsibility as well as pleasure is communicating ideas and findings through the written word. Articles of mine related to economic policy are published regularly in national trade journals. Closer to home, a city paper asked me to serve on its Midwest Voices panel, providing regular op-ed pieces throughout the year.
I currently tutor students in writing and composition at a Community College. Additionally, I have written and edited textbooks for the national Junior Achievement office.