University of Kentucky (Computer Science)
Georgia State University (MBA)
From since I can remember, I've been a tutor in some shape or form. One of my earliest memories is from when I was 8, and I helped my classmate understand long division. I really enjoy helping people to understand topics that may not come as easily to them. Many of my peers would even say that I'm a natural teacher. There were times in college (both graduate and undergraduate) that I would freely help my peers come up to speed in subjects that they were struggling with. I recall this one instance in undergrad where I taught some of my friends about the Civil War in preparation for an exam. Months into the following semester, one of my friends stated that she still vividly remembered the topics we covered from the energy I displayed in telling the story.
During my undergraduate studies, I formally tutored Spanish and various levels of Mathematics such as Pre-Calculus and Calculus. I found it a great way to reach back and help others. Some of the methods I utilized were reviewing a student's past exam or upcoming curriculum and getting a sense of where they were at the moment. I would give small exercises that they could complete in real time, and when they had challenges, I would coach them through the method to arrive at the correct solution. Repetition was also key to mastering topics. Even after a student has "mastered" a topic, I would sprinkle in some of the mastered topics along with the new ones to help reinforce past lessons learned. And the most important gift I could give to my students is encouragement. So many times I've seen people want to give up or they feel that they'll never learn the topic in time. Personally, I like to reinforce a person's strengths - never deceiving them - in order to compel them to push themselves to that next level.
In my current profession, I have become certified as a Project Management Professional and a Certified Business Analyst Professional, and I have taken the role of being a lead coach in these subjects to my peers. From since I can remember, I've been a tutor in some shape or form. One of my earliest memories is from when I was 8, and I helped my classmate understand long division. I really enjoy helping people to understand topics that may not come as easily to them. Many of my peers would even say that I'm a natural teacher. There were times in college
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