Indiana University (French)
My tutoring career started in the sixth grade. I completed all the color-coded reading program materials before the rest of my classmates got through one level, so the teacher had me help the other students with their assignments. After three years of high school French, in my senior year I was asked to be a student-teacher for the first-year French class. The skills I developed then helped make me an effective tutor both to fellow students during my college years and to co-workers when I entered the workforce.
While I worked as a computer programmer, I moonlighted by teaching computer classes for adult learners at a vocational school for two years. For six years I taught classes in Microsoft Office applications for Louisville's Center for Non-Profit Excellence. I wrote all the training materials and was one of their highest-rated instructors. I've worked as a stand-up comedian, and my teaching style includes a healthy dose of humor.
My communication style is high-energy and positive. My approach to tutoring is to start with the concepts of the subject matter and then focus on the details. I love teaching, and with 40+ years of experience working with students of all ages, I've become pretty good at it! My tutoring career started in the sixth grade. I completed all the color-coded reading program materials before the rest of my classmates got through one level, so the teacher had me help the other students with their
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