University of Phoenix (Communications)
University of Phoenix (Master's)
I am patient, hard-working, open-minded, and fair, but I am also tough with high expectations of myself as an instructor, and high expectations of my students. Education is not a spectator sport, but a collaborative effort, and I do treat it as such. I am very understanding about the challenges of life and family and the pressure and stress young people feel to do well in educational arenas, and I will work diligently with them to travel the path they are on, because I know it is worth every ounce of effort in the end. Why am I an excellent tutor? I am a true believer.
I have a wide variety of interests that I am constantly pursuing, and I will never stop learning! I hold degrees in Information Technology and Communications and have a Master's degree in Education. I excelled as a student in research and study skills, as well as composition of both individual and team papers. As an instructor, I have taught information and media literacy as part of an Intro to Computers and Applications course at the collegiate level.
I understand not everyone feels as comfortable with writing as I do, and I want to help students get to a point where they at least feel confident with their skills. I acknowledge that they may not ever be comfortable with any English skills and that these may continue to be a struggle. My focus is to equip a student with the skills and tools to make these tasks less daunting and encourage academic independence.
I have a graduate degree, and I understand the environment that a student is preparing themselves to enter. They will need to have certain skills and abilities, and the GRE tests them on those. I have those abilities and excelled in graduate student skills.
I am a learner and have been a student for a good part of my life. I am familiar with the struggles and triumphs. I want to help build you up and show you all the skills you need to triumph in education. As I mentioned, I am a true believer. What I mean by that is that I am a believer in education: there is always something to be learned at every stage of your life, in every situation, in every setting. I have a goal in every teaching opportunity: teaching a student how to learn, not just what to learn. Let's get learning! I am patient, hard-working, open-minded, and fair, but I am also tough with high expectations of myself as an instructor, and high expectations of my students. Education is not a spectator sport, but a collaborative effort, and I do treat it as such. I am very understanding about the challenges of life and family and the pressure and stress young
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I am currently teaching a Student Success course which includes discussions on career choice, personal development, time- and self-management, as well as more esoteric topics such as self-confidence and self-worth, which do obviously play a role in career development as they are considered a part of vital of soft skills. We also delve into management and leadership skills, build resumes and cover letters, and go through an interview process from application to post-interview follow-up.
I spent approximately 16 months as an admissions representative at a private college, so I am familiar with the process of enrollment, program selection, and financial aid. I know how important it is to ensure life and career goals align with program objectives in order for the student to get what he or she wants out of the educational experience.