Medellin University (Economics)
Although I have never been a full time teacher, I have taken every opportunity to teach part time since I left college, just because I love to do it. In my country of origin you are given the opportunity to teach subjects you have a major on, and for several years I taught an introductory course in economics for undergraduates in the electronic engineering school. After finishing my day of work in an insurance company, I was always excited to get to my class room and have engaging discussions with my students about economic topics, and answer their questions.
After coming to the US I had to work in several jobs but always kept on giving private Spanish lessons, besides tutoring my young children in every subject until they went to college, where they finished very successfully. Then I worked for several years with Prudential Insurance as a Registered Representative of securities, after passing the series 6, 7, and 63 tests. Now I am semi- retired, but continue giving tutoring for series 7 candidates as a free-lancer, after being an instructor for two financial companies.
My approach to tutoring candidates expecting to obtain the general securities license is simple: you need to follow the 20 lessons of theory about the financial markets and regulations, but more importantly, you need to pass the 20 sets of practice tests with a percentage between 75 and 80. I provide the tests with the answers. Every candidate comes with a different background you need to evaluate and discuss with that person, always an adult who can take decisions by herself, before starting your work. My background in Economics and my practice with Prudential (one of the biggest financial companies in the world) are credentials that very few have. Additionally , for those with limited proficiency in English, I can provide the help of clarifying the concepts in Spanish, even if the answers to the test have to be given in English.
Although I have never been a full time teacher, I have taken every opportunity to teach part time since I left college, just because I love to do it. In my country of origin you are given the opportunity to teach subjects you have a major on, and for several years I taught an introductory course in economics for undergraduates in the electronic
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