University of Cincinnati (Sociology)
Northern Kentucky University (Graduate Coursework)
Hello, my name is Brian. I have worked in the field of education for roughly 12 years now, occupying a rather diverse spectrum of roles. I have plied my trade in both the public and private sectors, with students ranging in age from 6 to 22. In addition to my active licensure as an Intervention Specialist in the state of Ohio, I have also worked tirelessly over the years to acquire HQT (Highly Qualified Teacher) status in each of the four major academic content areas, at the high school level (English, math, science, social studies). In my current "day job," I work as a full-time tutor at a private, college-preparatory high school in the greater Cincinnati area; and I am now working with WyzAnt to locate supplementary afternoon/evening/weekend tutelage opportunities.
Despite my tangible credentials in the field of education, I can say confidently that any successes that I have enjoyed to this point in my career are the direct result of my ability to build meaningful rapport with students (and colleagues, alike) in a relatively short amount of time. The fondest memories I have from my own days of schooling revolve around those instructors that treated their students with inherent respect; respect that ALL human beings deserve, regardless of age. I truly believe that everyone (regardless of age, race, beliefs, or abilities) brings the same potential value to the earth, and we are all just in different stages of personal development during any given snapshot of time. As a tutor, I see my primary role (of course) being centered around the dissemination of academic knowledge and processes; but, perhaps more importantly in the 'big picture,' I pride myself on being able to engage students and highlight to them the importance of becoming (and remaining) lifelong learners. Yes, school can be a proverbial roller coaster, full of challenges, near-misses, and potential adolescent angst. But I try to teach my students to accept that we ALL (child, adult, or otherwise) have different strengths and weaknesses; so we should embrace and be proud of who we are, hold our collective heads high, and then confidently seek to better ourselves...each and every day. My personal mantra is "No days off," because I believe we (as human beings) should never waste an opportunity to have fun, help others, and learn a few things along the way! Hello, my name is Brian. I have worked in the field of education for roughly 12 years now, occupying a rather diverse spectrum of roles. I have plied my trade in both the public and private sectors, with students ranging in age from 6 to 22. In addition to my active licensure as an Intervention Specialist in the state of Ohio, I have also worked
I am a licensed Intervention Specialist in the state of Ohio. I have been working with students with special needs for well over a decade now, in a variety of educational settings (self-contained classroom, resource room, remediation/tutelage, recreation therapy, etc. etc.). I believe all students are capable of learning; it is the individual style and pace that makes us unique (and it is MY job, as a tutor, to discern the best instructional approach to utilize, and engage the student in such a way that learning is both enjoyable and enriching).