Kalamazoo College (math)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D.)
Excellent communication between the tutor and student is essential to a successful tutoring relationship. I've been involved with that type of communication all my adult life. I communicated as a junior high teacher to my students way back in the 1970s. I communicated with students as a teaching tennis professional. I communicated with my clients, with judges, and with juries as a practicing attorney for twenty-some years between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s. Since 2007, I've been back in the classroom once again communicating with students. Since returning to teaching, I've worked successfully with students in an alternative high school, students in a high school completion program, students striving for their GED, and most recently, 7th and 8th grade students.
Within the past two years, I enjoyed an approximately one year relationship tutoring a young man in both mathematics and language arts to help him pass the COMPASS tests required for entry to a degree program at a nearby community college. He worked hard, both with me and in his classes. He not only passed the COMPASS tests, but earned his degree in the minimum time permitted.
If you want someone to tutor you in AP calc, I'm not your guy. On the other hand, if you want anything short of calculus, I've already done it and am eager to help you learn.
Be warned though: tutoring is not a one-way street. You can work with the world's greatest tutor, but if you don't put in your time, it is unlikely you will achieve complete success. I can teach; I can encourage; I can cajole. I can't however, do your learning for you.
Work with me and together we can find the success you seek! Hello!
Excellent communication between the tutor and student is essential to a successful tutoring relationship. I've been involved with that type of communication all my adult life. I communicated as a junior high teacher to my students way back in the 1970s. I communicated with students as a teaching tennis professional. I
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