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John S.

Exeter, NH

$40/hour

John S: Career Development, Fitness, Bodybuilding, Reading/Writing

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell
Psychology
Rivier College
MEd
University of New Hampshire
Other

Education

University of Massachusetts - Lowell (Psychology)

Rivier College (MEd)

University of New Hampshire (Other)

About John

Hello! I have spent the bulk of my career helping people establish and reach goals as a Professional Counselor in both the areas of career development and fitness. As a Career Counselor, I have focused on assessment for career choice, helping individuals to choose and change careers. I have worked in community colleges and 4-year colleges, helping students to choose majors and programs of study that will interest and motivate them toward success, and I have worked in business and industry and my own private practice helping clients to choose rewarding careers. I belong to the National Career Development Association, and will be teaching the career development course in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling Program this coming semester at New England College. I have helped thousands of people to choose satisfying careers and programs of study. I truly love helping people to elevate themselves and maximize their career potential, and look forward to helping you do the same!

I am also a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Counselor. Fitness has been a lifelong passion – I began strength training at the age of 13, and have trained consistently my entire life. In high school I was a member of the President’s Physical Fitness Team, and later in life achieved a 3rd Degree Brown Belt in Kenpo Karate. I spent 4 years at the YMCA Day Camp as Sports Director and introduced a fitness and self-defense component to the program there. More recently, I have turned my passion for fitness into a part-time career as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Counselor. My training philosophy is anchored in the idea of total fitness through strength training. That means I use strength training in all of its different forms as the primary means of helping my clients to achieve fitness. I can help you achieve your fitness goals for sports performance, bodybuilding, and/or overall fitness.

Holding a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study and a Master's Degree in Education allows me to excel at helping people learn. One of the areas I'm passionate about is reading, writing, and vocabulary knowledge. Being able to read well and understand what you're reading is truly one of the most important skills in life, as is the ability to write clearly. Both are skills that employers expect from those they hire. I am an avid reader, with an extensive vocabulary and excellent writing skills, and would enjoy helping you to develop these skills for yourself.

Having a knowledge of personality type and the learning styles associated with different types allows me to tailor my teaching toward the student's individual style. I believe that rushing a student towards a goal only creates frustration, so I tend to be patient and take my time with students, giving them the chance to absorb what they need to learn. At the same time, I like to challenge my students - growth doesn't take place without a challenge! So, you won't find me to be the easiest tutor, trainer, or counselor you'll work with, but you will find I have great patience in helping you to grow your knowledge.

My standards are high for my students, and I expect them to hold me to high standards also. Toward that end, I will ask for feedback from you on how you think things are progressing. This helps me to make sure that we are accomplishing what you'd like to accomplish.

I have a 24 hour notice policy for cancellations, but will be flexible for situations that cannot be anticipated.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your career, fitness, and reading/writing ability!
Hello! I have spent the bulk of my career helping people establish and reach goals as a Professional Counselor in both the areas of career development and fitness. As a Career Counselor, I have focused on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Exeter, NH 03833
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Psychology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Career Development

I have over 25 years experience as a Career Counselor in higher education, private practice and business and industry. I have a C.A.G.S. in Education with a focus on career counseling and M.Ed. in Counseling with a focus on career. I am a member of the National Career Development Association.

I have created and taught classes in career choice, career development, and job search techniques, in many locations including the University of New Hampshire, Rivier College, Merrimack College, and Northern Essex Community College. I am slated to teach a Graduate School Career Development Course for New England College in Spring of 2014, and was a guest presenter for the Graduate School Career Development Course at Rivier College for several years.

I created and conducted corporate training seminars at AT&T for five years and was largely responsible for creating the career assessment and career development programs at the AT&T Alliance Learning Center.

Fitness

I am a National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer. I Gained Certification in 2009 and renewed in 2012. I was originally certified by AAFA in 1994 as a Personal Trainer with a special certification in Strength Training.

I created and taught weight training courses at Northern Essex Community College. I am the owner of my own part-time personal training business. I possess a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study and Master’s Degree in Education from the University of New Hampshire and Rivier College, respectively.
I have created and taught classes in fitness, relaxation/stress management techniques, and career development in many locations including the University of New Hampshire, Rivier College, Merrimack College, and Northern Essex Community College.

I have strength trained consistently since the age of 13. Fitness, and staying on top of the latest fitness research, has been a lifelong interest.

University of Massachusetts - Lowell
Psychology
Rivier College
MEd
University of New Hampshire
Other

Education

University of Massachusetts - Lowell (Psychology)

Rivier College (MEd)

University of New Hampshire (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 20 miles of Exeter, NH 03833.