University of North Carolina @ Greensboro
Having trouble with algebra, geometry, trigonometry, story problems, the ASVAB? And, how about Shakespeare or Hawthorne? I once did too, but I've learned to understand the workings of both subjects by using new angles to think about them. I believe learning a subject can be made easier by considering different and sometimes unusual angles to understand it. I can't offer a certificate in tutoring, but I can say I have a special advantage for tutoring from the hours I have spent trying to figure it out. I developed ways which help me re-think the approach I learned in the classroom which didn't work for me. With so many ways to learn and learn in greater depth from a different approach why rely on a single approach to learning?
I offer tutoring in reading, writing, and math for K-12 plus up to college pre-calculus. I recently separated from the Air Force after a tour of 3 1/2 years as a Korean linguist. I speak Korean fluently and have earned congressional recognition for my level of performance in the language on duty. Currently, I'm attending UNCA in the mechatronics engineering program. In the meantime I'm helping other students excel faster than I did at their stage in school. To help a student improve, I first engage them in the problem--"What are we looking for?" and "How can we relate to an everyday example." For instance, math as we all know exists all around us. How can the concept of fractions or volume be described with everyday plain, simple problems? Instead of just focusing on the immediate problem I work on seeing the big or general picture before the parts or specific idea. This approach can be used in Reading and Writing. After all do we don't always think about using imagery or certain sentence patterns to suggest what we mean; we suggest what we mean based on what we've experienced in conversation or television. So, I say to myself when trying to see the meaning of an author's point "How did he describe it to me to make me realize a meaning?" The meaning or the theme can be proven by pointing out striking or the least obvious descriptions in the writing. Teachers love an unexpected answer Having trouble with algebra, geometry, trigonometry, story problems, the ASVAB? And, how about Shakespeare or Hawthorne? I once did too, but I've learned to understand the workings of both subjects by using new angles to think about them. I believe learning a subject can be made easier by considering different and sometimes unusual angles to
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I have experience as a Korean Cryptological Linguist in the Air Force where I served for 3 1/2 years in the US and Korea (2011-2014). I've received congressional recognition for my performance and proficiency level close to that expected of a heritage speaker. I graduated from the globally recognized US Department of Defense's Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA where I graduated with an Associated Degree in Korean Studies. As a student there, I was selected to participate in a language immersion program at one of Korea's premier universities, Korea University, where I study in a 2 month program covering Korean politics and culture entirely in Korean. Every year that I served as a Korean Cryptological Linguist, I was required to pass a Congress mandated exam called the Defense Language Proficiency Test on which I've scored high marks every time. The highest possible is 3/3/3 listening, reading, and speaking respectively. I've scored a 2+/3/2+ in my last year.