Yale University (American Studies)
As a child growing up and progressing through elementary and high school, I always enjoyed the learning process. And ever since graduating from college, I have continued to be fascinated at how much there is to learn, and how thrilling it can be to learn and grow on a daily basis.
As a student, I was what you might call a generalist. I was interested in everything, and hence I was able to pursue a major (American Studies) that combined literature, social studies, along with some science, foreign language, economics - and a little math for good measure. I graduated with a GPA of 3.4 from Yale University, and embarked on a career in broadcast journalism. As a television newsman, and then as a writer and producer of audiovisual communications projects, I have delved into literally thousands of different subject areas, and have honed my skills of reading, prioritizing, summarizing and writing for a variety of audiences. For students in grades K-12, I have written more than a thousand educational videos (and audio CDs) on topics in the sciences, languages, history, social studies, economics, psychology, mathematics - and more. I have demonstrated a unique ability to break down complex material and deliver it in an engaging, informative, and highly digestible fashion for students of any grade level and proficiency level. The educational materials I have produced over the past 25 years have been used in schools throughout the United States and Canada...and are even the basis for the standardized tests given to students in the nation of Qatar.
While Language Arts (reading, writing, composition, grammar, vocabulary) is my particular forte, I am highly educated and well-versed in nearly all of the social sciences (US History, World History, Geography, Social Studies) as well as many of the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology).
As a tutor, I understand that each student comes with a unique and highly individualized set of circumstances, challenges and needs. And consequently I approach each student with a specially-designed program for success that is built around that child's needs. Also, as someone who has garnered decades of learning outside the confines of the educational system, I have a keener understanding of how a student's academic success can translate beyond school and impact all areas of his or her life. Scholastic improvement is the primary goal of course...but creating a context for applying that success toward a career (and as the essence of a well-rounded, fulfilling life) is the ultimate objective.
Throughout my professional career, I have been a communicator, using my research, organization, writing and speaking skills on a daily basis. As the father of three wonderful children (who are now experience tremendous academic success in high school and college), I have had the opportunity to assist them in developing a love of learning.
As a former coach, Sunday school teacher, and mentor I have a profound interest in helping young people improve their skills, develop greater self-confidence and succeed in any endeavor they attempt. I am patient but firm when necessary, and will provide guidance and encouragement while helping your child build their academic proficiency.
I look forward to hearing from you, and to helping you and your child. As a child growing up and progressing through elementary and high school, I always enjoyed the learning process. And ever since graduating from college, I have continued to be fascinated at how much there is to learn, and how thrilling it can be to learn and grow on a daily basis.
As a student, I was what you might call a generalist. I
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