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Southern Wesleyan University (BS Business Administ)
Southern Wesleyan University (Master's)
My name is Mr. Joe and I am a well-rounded and educated individual. I'm 38 and own my own business. I work as a substitute teacher for Greenville County Schools when business is slow. I usually pick assignment topics that are math, science, business education, or special education related. So far I have exclusively taught at the middle school and high school levels for the county. Further, I volunteer as a science and math tutor and instructor for GED students at The Greenville Literacy Association. I have also volunteered for an organization called Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. For almost 100 years, JA has contributed to the business and economics education of young people throughout the world.
Additionally, I am an interscholastic referee for two sports so there is instruction involved on the soccer fields and wrestling mats (and unfortunately with the spectators occasionally). I also have 8, 14, and 15 year old daughters and a six year old son, so I help them with homework when they need it of course. The last teaching related credential I have is a personal training certificate from the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine. I mostly develop training plans and nutritional advice for peers.
My educational path started at Western Illinois University at the ripe old age of 17, where I changed majors twice. The following year I attended Southern Illinois University for the next 2 ½ years, where I changed my majors at least 3 times (I might as well have majored in flying aircrafts and wrestling). Armed with the knowledge that I would not graduate in four years, I enrolled in a technical college and finished a program in Aviation Maintenance Technology and became an aircraft mechanic and occasionally a test pilot. I traveled around the country as a contract mechanic and took classes at colleges when I had long term work. Eventually, in 2000, I moved to Greenville to work for a large defense contractor. They paid for two night school degrees from Southern Wesleyan University (B.S. in Business Administration and an MBA). I then worked as a financial analyst, pricing and proposal analyst, and contracts manager before I started my own business.
I have a lot of experience tutoring and instructing these math subjects. Because all text books teach subjects slightly different I generally can show the student different ways to look at problems - which in my experience can help make these learning building blocks "click" faster. And not much else feels better than when a student has a stunned look on their face and they turn to you and say, "That's all there is to it?" It is very common to overthink math problems and make them more difficult than they are, and I strive to break the problems down enough to avoid that whenever possible - as well as provide useful study tips and strategies. Another discriminator that I have over my competitors is that I have empathy and a sense of humor. In my experience many of my professors and teachers lacked both.
I'm looking forward to hearing from parents or students to learn what you need help with. Whether it's getting ahead, catching up, or getting your GPA higher, I'm confident I can help. Contact me to learn more and schedule lessons if that's what you decide to do. I can't wait to communicate with you. Have a great week! My name is Mr. Joe and I am a well-rounded and educated individual. I'm 38 and own my own business. I work as a substitute teacher for Greenville County Schools when business is slow. I usually pick assignment topics that are math, … Read more
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