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University of Missouri, Columbia (Journalism)
The most important thing in life is to have a plan. My plan is to retire as a captain in the United States Navy after 20 or so years of service. I am currently serving in the Naval Reserve as the Leading Petty Officer of Expeditionary Combat Camera's Training Department. I specialize in training Sailors, like myself, in the job of public relations and journalism. I have been in the Navy for a little more than seven years as of September of 2013. My primary job in the civilian sector is being a full time student at the University of Missouri, Columbia. I am currently a junior in the Journalism School at MU and have been on the MU Dean's List every semester of college to date. If you have any questions about my current military service or about the MU Journalism School, or general questions about MU, please ask.
I enjoy teaching, which is why I wanted the job of being the lead training petty officer. I feel like I have been given a gift in the art of learning and see it as a personal mission of mine to pass what I learned on.
I specialize in most English subjects, specifically those directly related to journalism. English is not an easy subject for most students, like myself, so I had to take extra time to master it. That being said, I have learned quite a few ways of making English easier to grasp. Mathematics was never a favorite subject for me, but because of my ability to mechanically reason, it was by far one of the easiest subjects for me to master. I can bring that same way of thinking to the table and make mathematics an easy subject for students.
Music is one of my favorite subjects to teach. I specialize in guitar and music theory. I have been playing guitar for over 13 years, and studied music theory for 4 years. If a student wants to become a better guitarist, or to better understand how music "works" then I would be a great instructor.
I have held myself to the highest standard possible, and I will do the same with my students. This does not mean that I intend to overwhelm. I would assign only what I believe is manageable, taking both of our current workloads into consideration. What is assigned should be completed with maximum effort though. With that understanding, what is most important to me is feedback. Good or bad, I want to know how I am doing so that I can adjust course as needed. Education is a "two way street" in my opinion.
For instrumental music lessons, I would recommend my house as it is fully equipped with just about every instrument a person can think of. However, if that were impossible, or just wouldn't work, and for any other lesson, I am willing to travel to wherever is convenient for you. The most important thing is that the student is in a place where he or she is comfortable and distraction free.
I look forward to hearing from you and getting the chance to pass on what I have learned over the years! The most important thing in life is to have a plan. My plan is to retire as a captain in the United States Navy after 20 or so years of service. I am currently serving in the Naval Reserve as the Leading Petty Officer of Expeditionary Combat Camera's Training Department. I specialize in training Sailors, like myself, in the job of public relations
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