Michigan State University (History)
Saginaw Valley State University (Graduate Coursework)
The University of Toledo (Other)
To me, I think education is the most important thing in life. There are so many ways in which we are judged based on what we've accomplished. It also opens so many doors to grow and further enhance who we are both as people and as life long learners. Though my own educational goals and aspirations have had to be put on hold right now, I still see and look for ways to better prepare myself and to keep learning as I keep pushing forward toward that day when I'm able to say I have a classroom of my own.
Recently life has led me to the path of tutoring. Though this would be a new endeavor for me, it carries with it a great excitement and enthusiasm. I am excited about the prospect of working one on one with students who want to learn and grow in their education, as well as be able to have that socialization and personal connection, which is the thing I've enjoyed most about the last three years in my work as a substitute teacher, getting to know a student on a personal level, learning what they want out of life, and then watching them grow and accomplish those goals.
If someone were to ask my when I developed a love of reading, my answer would be "I didn't, reading was just something that always was" and I think that's the most important thing about reading is having, or finding, a passion for it. Being able to unlock the words on the page to be able to be a part of the story, to have it come alive, or to have the material make sense in such a way that it creates that connection in your brain where you go, "AHA! I get it!"
Math has never come easily to me. It's never been my strongest subject. I always had to work really hard to be good at and get the hang of it. I think its that determination and perseverance that would suit me well as a tutor. I could pass that on to the student and tell them that just because you don't get something the first time, or the second...or the fifth, that it's okay. As long as you keep trying and don't give up, then you will eventually get the hang of it and everything will make sense.
This is by far my strongest area. I have a degree in History from Michigan State University, another Bachelor's from the University of Toledo in Political Science, I minored in Geography at both schools, and my post graduate while pursuing my teaching credentials has been in the focus area of Social Studies and History. It is my biggest academic passion and my biggest knowledge base.
I have a passion for learning, a never give up attitude, and a strong desire to take what I know and have learned over the years and pass it on to someone else. I'm likable, down to earth, easy to get along with, and I'm willing to work with any student. I'm anxious to get started as soon as possible so please get a hold of me today. To me, I think education is the most important thing in life. There are so many ways in which we are judged based on what we've accomplished. It also opens so many doors to grow and further enhance who we are both as people and as life long learners. Though my own educational goals and aspirations have had to be put on hold right now, I still see
Tom very patient and help you understand things that my son didn't understand about history, my son says his a cool person too.
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