2 YEAR PGCC (DRUMS PERCUSSION)
TBI College (Enrolled)
Paralegal Studies PGCC (Graduate Coursework)
I am originally from Washington D.C. My mother introduced me to the art of teaching when I was eighteen years old. My mother retired as a Maryland public school teacher after 30 years. From the art of teaching, my mother taught me successful techniques in how to ensure the student is learning and accomplishes the confidence to retain the lesson learned from the course of study. I remember when I was a young child growing up, former students that my mother taught in school would visit our home to thank my mother for teaching them discipline and providing the compassion one must have to be a proficient instructor.
I taught and performed instructions as a substitute teacher in the public school system in Uppermarlboro Maryland. I taught to grades K - 10th. I served in the military and served as a drill instructor, I also taught private lessons as a martial arts instructor for many years, and was an assistant martial arts instructor to over 50 students at one time in one class. I also have experience as a teacher's aide in the classroom. I studied paralegal studies and music at PGCC in Largo Maryland. I am also a professional drummer.
Presently, I am ongoing my education studies in theology and psychology, attending college in Triangle, Va. I am willing to tutor students who may be children ,adults young and older . Besides my area code in Maryland I am willing to tutor in Waldorf Maryland.. Alexandria Va and Woodbridge Va. I enjoy helping others.
I prefer to tutor instruction basic grammar. If the student doesn't speak English fluently and the parents desire tutoring in the courses that I provide (elementary English, martial arts and drum lessons), I request a friend or relative of the student who is bilingual in English and the language the student speaks, to be present in the classes I tutor with the student. The friend or relative has to be fluent in understanding and speaking English. The purpose of this is for translation of the course related instructions to the student only.
I engage techniques that make learning FUN!! I am originally from Washington D.C. My mother introduced me to the art of teaching when I was eighteen years old. My mother retired as a Maryland public school teacher after 30 years. From the art of teaching, my mother taught me successful techniques in how to ensure the student is learning and accomplishes the confidence to retain the lesson
Stephon is a great tutor. He is also very professional, supportive, and inspirational. I am a Senior Training and Development Specialist for a very large company. During the past year, I experienced some life changing events that caused me to lose my confidence and ability to perform my duties effectively. Working with Stephon gave me the tools and support that I needed to regain my self-esteem and enhance my performance at work. I am so glad that I found someone like Stephon to help me.
As a tutor to Gwen , I have learned about myself in areas that has enhanced my technique as an instructor. Gwen asked questions, which challenged my intellect to produce the best structure of information to complement and secure her vision in the areas she desired to build a solid base of growth to establish leadership qualities. I admired Gwen's positive outlook to achieve the goals, she presented.
My experience helping Gwen was pleasurable.
I hope Gwen receives continued success and favor in her life.
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I am a professional drummer, I have over 30 years experience playing drums, I studied drum sticking patterns and drum set hand and foot applications at Prince Georges Community College. I also played drums in drum marching and horns corps as a child and throughout out my early teens where I was taught marching formations. I learned various types of drum rolls and rudiments and participated in drum competitions. I have instructed the art of drumming to over 25 students. I have taught children, teenagers and young adults, some of my younger students have excelled on to college and study music. I toured internationally three times as the drummer for a major recording artist.
I also performed in concerts with many recording artists to include Najee (an international saxophone jazz recording artist). I am the former tour drummer for Stacy Lattisaw and Johnny Gill. I also freelance with musical groups when called to play weddings, performances, studio recordings, concert and private instruction. I teach all facets of the drum set, cymbals, sticks to use, drum heads, types of drum sets, brand names, cymbal and drum stands, advance drumming techniques, basic rudiments and reading. I teach how to play the drums, beginner, or advanced. I instruct lessons and teach all styles of drumming. I play drums for my church and other church events for other groups.
Learning to play a musical instrument can instill confidence and discipline to apply in other areas in life. Learning to play a drum set is a complex art form, however it can increase strength in all levels of coordination with the eyes, hands, feet and your mind. I welcome interested students and parents to attend events where I participate and demonstrate the art of drumming.
I have studied Martial Arts over 20 years, I have a black belt in MOO Duk Quan, and I studied Chinese Boxing Gung-Fu for 10 years. My instructor is Chinese, his name Si-Fu Wong (Si-Fu means teacher in English). I participated in fighting tournaments and in competitions. I teach men and women. Classes for children are from age 6. Group rates can apply, I also teach private lessons. Techniques involve exercises and instruction in self defense in situations when alone, in a parking lot or street, etc, including how to defend yourself against an attack in many scenarios. I teach women how to defeat an attack from a man, regardless of his height or his body size. I also instruct how to use different items we carry in the car or on ourselves as a weapon. Example "how to use your set of keys in self defense". Martial Arts is also a discipline to stay in shape, and produces humility and a strong positive attitude in your life.