University of Houston (PHARMACY)
Amberton University (Master's)
Amberton University (Enrolled)
I am a retired Pharmacist with 20+ years experience. I have a Masters in Professional Counseling and I am currently working on another 2 Masters degrees: M.A. in Christian Counseling and M.S. in Family Studies (my current GPA is 3.88), then after that (God Willing) a Ph.D. in either Counseling or Clinical Psychology. I have a vast repertoire of knowledge upon which to draw not only from academic studies but from my own personal study in different areas that interest me including history, philosophy, and psychology. I have written college essays (I earned an A in Freshman English) and Graduate papers in APA format, (I have earned an A on every graduate paper) so I can assist (not in writing papers of course that is up to the student), but in instructing the student in how to do research, and how to write an outline and rough draft and then how to proof read the assignment before turning it.
I have a strong desire to help students achieve their full potential and instill confidence in the tutoring/learning experience. I do have some experience in teaching. In my 3 counseling Practicums I have taught life skills as well as anger management using cognitive behavioral therapy. Counseling in this regard is very similar to tutoring in its individualized instructive format, and in receiving feedback from the client in order to assess progress, and completion of goals. I have a natural empathy towards people who want to learn and improve themselves. When I have a student who is willing to learn I will go above and beyond in order to help him/her meet his/her goals. This includes between meeting with the student that I will refresh and improve my knowledge in the needed area so as to maximize the time spent with the student to focus on learning and comprehension. I have the skills and the education and above all I have learned what the goal of college is: NOT memorizing and regurgitation but the ABILITY TO THINK and analyze the information for oneself! I am a real and down to earth person and I am all about the joy of learning/tutoring.
I have taken many math courses as and undergraduate working on my B.S. in Pharmacy which included metric and apothecary calculations as well as well as a BioPharm class which included calculations of drug distribution. I have taken algebra I and II as well as calculus for Scientists and Engineers at U.T.S.A. during my pre-Pharmacy courses. Therefore, I have more than the required math skills to tutor the Math for the SAT or the ACT.
I have taken undergraduate courses in Philosophy and ethics and I have done my own reading in these areas to increase my knowledge and understanding. I have taken an undergraduate Psychology course and many Graduate level Psychology courses in my Professional Counseling Masters so I am quite familiar with the theories of Freud, Yung, Adler, Glasser, Yalom, Perls, Frankl, ect. While in Pharmacy School I studied Pharmacology I and II and have kept up with and still understand the basics of Pharmacology.
In this society we are all about credentials. I realize the necessity for this, however don't feel intimidated. I am a real person (and I am still a student myself!) and I am sincere in my desire in helping the students I tutor (if they are willing to do the work) to achieve their fullest potential. Please contact me for our first tutoring session and I will do my best to accommodate your learning needs! And if you are a concerned parent I will do my best to meet the learning needs of your student/child. I am a retired Pharmacist with 20+ years experience. I have a Masters in Professional Counseling and I am currently working on another 2 Masters degrees: M.A. in Christian Counseling and M.S. in Family Studies (my current GPA is 3.88), then after that (God Willing) a Ph.D. in either Counseling or Clinical Psychology. I have a vast repertoire of