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Andrew F.

College instructor happy to help students accomplish learning goals!

College instructor happy to help students accomplish learning goals!

$35/hour

  • 2 hours tutoring

  • San Antonio, TX 78201

About Andrew


Bio

I have experience working with people individually and in groups, as an undergrad Psychology intern, a cognitive skills trainer, a counseling student, an adjunct instructor and an academic coach. As an undergrad intern, I worked with elementary school children as a tutor and a mentor. As a counseling student, I have worked with various populations, from grade school students (grades 4-8; making healthier choices) to adults (stress, anxiety, career decisions, bereavement, etc.) to older adults...

I have experience working with people individually and in groups, as an undergrad Psychology intern, a cognitive skills trainer, a counseling student, an adjunct instructor and an academic coach. As an undergrad intern, I worked with elementary school children as a tutor and a mentor. As a counseling student, I have worked with various populations, from grade school students (grades 4-8; making healthier choices) to adults (stress, anxiety, career decisions, bereavement, etc.) to older adults in hospice care. I have facilitated psycho-educational groups with individuals suffering from a mental illness as well. Lastly, I worked with college students at a local university as an academic coach. In this role, I helped students process concerns and create goals regarding developing time management skills, coping strategies for anxiety, study skills, information processing and motivation. These experiences have helped me gain a continually growing understanding of facilitating the learning process with individuals and with groups.

As a counseling student, I have worked with various populations, from grade school students (grades 4-8; making healthier choices) to adults (stress, anxiety, career decisions, bereavement, etc.) to older adults in hospice care. I have facilitated psycho-educational groups with individuals suffering from a mental illness as well. Lastly, I worked with college students at a local university as an academic coach. In this role, I helped students process concerns and create goals regarding developing time management skills, coping strategies for anxiety, study skills, information processing and motivation. These experiences have helped me gain a continually growing understanding of facilitating the learning process with individuals and with groups.

Presently, I teach student development classes (critical thinking, motivation theory, study strategies, time management, stress management, etc.) at a local community college, I teach a learning and development class (views of learning, motivation, the memory process, memory strategies, critical issues in education, etc.) at a local university, and I work as an academic coach at another local university.

I present concepts with the idea that the combination of experience, discourse, and meaning-making is the key to learning. This aside from my teaching tools based on the views of learning. With an aversion towards cookie-cutter approaches, I maintain an open mind to my invariably evolving approach of sharing knowledge and insight with others. This comes with my continual seeking of growth in the art of teaching with consideration of the process of learning. Further, I strive to create a warm, positive atmosphere that allows one to feel comfortable with making mistakes, with making progress and with being themselves. Fundamentally, this is my approach to working with people.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COACHING: Using my insight gained as a counseling student, I am happy to offer my personal development coaching service. In this role, I help individuals develop their path of change, making sure motivation and focus is well-maintained. I provide a judgment-free and understanding atmosphere for one to reflect and process concerns as well as work towards making personal changes (e.g. self-actualization, career, anxiety management, lifestyle, life changes) from an existential perspective. I believe that such a space should be available for everyone, so I am especially happy to provide it.

My approach to personal development coaching is based on my therapeutic orientation called Gestalt Therapy (GT). The underlying idea of GT is that awareness is the key initiator of change. Awareness allows one to discern where such things as anxiety, unhappiness, ambivalence, etc. stem from. I believe that it is important for every human being to go through such a process so that peace and awareness within brings peace and awareness to the outer world. I am inspired by and influenced by the ideas of Carl Jung (Analytical Psychology- particularly the Psychological Types) and Carl Rogers (Client-Centered Therapy). I help facilitate the process in a genuinely humane, empathic and professional manner. If interested, please, see the details I have provided under Life Coaching. I work with grade school students and adults. I am absolutely loyal to the idea of confidentiality; therefore, I ensure that information of anybody I work with is not at risk of being shared with a third party.

ACADEMIC COACHING/STUDY SKILLS: Using my passion for education and my insight gained in my few years (so far) immersed in the world of education, I help students (grade school and college) develop areas of their academic life needing improvement. As suggested above, I help students develop time management, learning strategies, coping strategies for anxiety, and motivation (i.e. help them to see the value of learning). Though it is a valuable tool, it is presently not a service that is offered at most schools in the area.

WRITING: As a lover of reading and writing, I understand the value of expressing thoughts, feelings and ideas. As a writer, my focus is on creative writing (mostly short stories presently) and essays. Given my undergraduate and postgraduate experiences, I have written many academic papers, in APA format and in MLA format. I edit and revise papers as well as help individuals develop their writing voice, develop their ideas, develop an approach to structuring writing, maintain consistency with writing and provide genuine feedback. Beyond that, my help with writing is limited to the goals of the the individual.

I mentioned everything that is above so that it may be known and understood. Feel free to send me a message if you have questions about any of the services I provide, my approach or anything!


Education

University of the Incarnate Word
Psychology, with a minor in Music
University of Texas at San Antonio
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Rate details: 30 min: $25 45 min: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of San Antonio, TX 78201
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/8/2014

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

As a counseling student, I have worked with individuals wanting to set career goals. It is never too late to begin a new career. An example of an approach I would use with you deals with the Meyers Briggs Types Indicator (MBTI), a psychological assessment that is based on the theories of Carl Jung, an individual admired by me. I have realized the applications of the MBTI in daily life that deem it valid by me. After discerning your type upon interviewing you, I would let you know what kind of occupations your discerned type would be inclined to find fulfilling. Once you decide on a career, we would talk about steps to take to reach your career goal(s). Throughout the process, I play the role of a coach, a motivator, an aide, with the desired (by you) amount of check-ins in between meetings and my positive, genuine energy. Please, let me know if you have any questions!
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have much experience speaking in front of an audience and speaking in front of a class throughout my undergrad and grad education. I go over such things as speech/presentation preparation, calming oneself before a speech/presentation, posture, how to use the body when emphasizing words or phrases, where to look during the speech/presentation, etc., as well as anything the individual wishes to work on. My main goal with the individual is to build confidence and awareness about themselves when giving a speech/presentation that will help them long after meeting with me.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

As a counseling student, I have worked with individuals wanting to set career goals. It is never too late to begin a new career. An example of an approach I would use with you deals with the Meyers Briggs Types Indicator (MBTI), a psychological assessment that is based on the theories of Carl Jung, an individual admired by me. I have realized the applications of the MBTI in daily life that deem it valid by me. After discerning your type upon interviewing you, I would let you know what kind of occupations your discerned type would be inclined to find fulfilling. Once you decide on a career, we would talk about steps to take to reach your career goal(s). Throughout the process, I play the role of a coach, a motivator, an aide, with the desired (by you) amount of check-ins in between meetings and my positive, genuine energy. Please, let me know if you have any questions!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Writing is a passion of mine. I have much experience with it throughout my college career (undergrad and grad), including academic writing and personal writing (creative writing). After understanding what your goal(s) is/are, I assess whether your paper is conveying those thoughts or ideas. The paper does not have to be completed or even started. I can help you develop or further develop ideas! Please, let me know if you have any questions!
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have much experience speaking in front of an audience and speaking in front of a class throughout my undergrad and grad education. I go over such things as speech/presentation preparation, calming oneself before a speech/presentation, posture, how to use the body when emphasizing words or phrases, where to look during the speech/presentation, etc., as well as anything the individual wishes to work on. My main goal with the individual is to build confidence and awareness about themselves when giving a speech/presentation that will help them long after meeting with me.

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a counseling student, I have interned as an academic coach at a local university. I helped students develop such things as time management skills, study skills, motivation and anxiety management. I helped students develop specific strategies to their approach to learning, considering such things as memory, attention span and information processing. After gaining an understanding of a student's strengths and weaknesses, I help guide them towards a self-paced quest towards becoming a better student. I strive to help students see the importance of studying well so that he/she may feel continually motivated to be engaged in the learning process.

English

Proofreading,

Proofreading

Writing is a passion of mine. I have much experience with it throughout my college career (undergrad and grad), including academic writing and personal writing (creative writing). After understanding what your goal(s) is/are, I assess whether your paper is conveying those thoughts or ideas. The paper does not have to be completed or even started. I can help you develop or further develop ideas! Please, let me know if you have any questions!
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have much experience speaking in front of an audience and speaking in front of a class throughout my undergrad and grad education. I go over such things as speech/presentation preparation, calming oneself before a speech/presentation, posture, how to use the body when emphasizing words or phrases, where to look during the speech/presentation, etc., as well as anything the individual wishes to work on. My main goal with the individual is to build confidence and awareness about themselves when giving a speech/presentation that will help them long after meeting with me.
Writing,

Writing

Writing is one of my favorite pastimes. For the past 6.5 years, I have had much experience with academic writing (APA style) and personal writing (creative writing). I help those interested in pursuing fiction or non-fiction writing as a hobby or career or those needing help with working ideas for a class. Also, I help individuals with editing and revising as well as with developing ideas from scratch or further developing ones an individual already has in mind. I do not look to contribute anything directly to one's work. Instead, I help with processing ideas and with creating an outline to help structure the writing. Further, I help individuals with creating and developing their 'writing voice.' Throughout the process, I gently provide objective feedback and discuss where improvements should be made. I understand that inspiration is a precious thing that must be incessantly nurtured; therefore, I also help with maintaining good momentum.
English, Literature

History

Music History,

Music History

Part of the requirements to obtaining a minor in Music included studying music history. If you do not already have one, I have two music history books I can use to help you go over certain material. I can help the you with studying whatever parts of music history desired, including specific composers and specific periods.
American History

Homeschool

Piano,

Piano

During undergrad, I took private lessons for four semesters as well as a piano course. It has helped me develop fundamental piano skills (e.g. body and hand posture) and has given me insight about piano pedagogue. After understanding what a student's skill level is and what their interests with piano are, we pick a song or a piece to use for lessons. After a student gains a good understanding of playing a song or a piece, I go over ways to change up the music to explore other kinds of expression through the piano. With this approach, my students may learn to bring logic (technique, scales, etc.) and feelings (how they play songs, etc.) together. If a student is interested, I can teach piano improvisation. Lastly, if desired, I can include singing in the lessons.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a counseling student, I have interned as an academic coach at a local university. I helped students develop such things as time management skills, study skills, motivation and anxiety management. I helped students develop specific strategies to their approach to learning, considering such things as memory, attention span and information processing. After gaining an understanding of a student's strengths and weaknesses, I help guide them towards a self-paced quest towards becoming a better student. I strive to help students see the importance of studying well so that he/she may feel continually motivated to be engaged in the learning process.
Writing,

Writing

Writing is one of my favorite pastimes. For the past 6.5 years, I have had much experience with academic writing (APA style) and personal writing (creative writing). I help those interested in pursuing fiction or non-fiction writing as a hobby or career or those needing help with working ideas for a class. Also, I help individuals with editing and revising as well as with developing ideas from scratch or further developing ones an individual already has in mind. I do not look to contribute anything directly to one's work. Instead, I help with processing ideas and with creating an outline to help structure the writing. Further, I help individuals with creating and developing their 'writing voice.' Throughout the process, I gently provide objective feedback and discuss where improvements should be made. I understand that inspiration is a precious thing that must be incessantly nurtured; therefore, I also help with maintaining good momentum.
English

Most Popular

Piano,

Piano

During undergrad, I took private lessons for four semesters as well as a piano course. It has helped me develop fundamental piano skills (e.g. body and hand posture) and has given me insight about piano pedagogue. After understanding what a student's skill level is and what their interests with piano are, we pick a song or a piece to use for lessons. After a student gains a good understanding of playing a song or a piece, I go over ways to change up the music to explore other kinds of expression through the piano. With this approach, my students may learn to bring logic (technique, scales, etc.) and feelings (how they play songs, etc.) together. If a student is interested, I can teach piano improvisation. Lastly, if desired, I can include singing in the lessons.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a counseling student, I have interned as an academic coach at a local university. I helped students develop such things as time management skills, study skills, motivation and anxiety management. I helped students develop specific strategies to their approach to learning, considering such things as memory, attention span and information processing. After gaining an understanding of a student's strengths and weaknesses, I help guide them towards a self-paced quest towards becoming a better student. I strive to help students see the importance of studying well so that he/she may feel continually motivated to be engaged in the learning process.
Writing,

Writing

Writing is one of my favorite pastimes. For the past 6.5 years, I have had much experience with academic writing (APA style) and personal writing (creative writing). I help those interested in pursuing fiction or non-fiction writing as a hobby or career or those needing help with working ideas for a class. Also, I help individuals with editing and revising as well as with developing ideas from scratch or further developing ones an individual already has in mind. I do not look to contribute anything directly to one's work. Instead, I help with processing ideas and with creating an outline to help structure the writing. Further, I help individuals with creating and developing their 'writing voice.' Throughout the process, I gently provide objective feedback and discuss where improvements should be made. I understand that inspiration is a precious thing that must be incessantly nurtured; therefore, I also help with maintaining good momentum.
English

Music

General Music,

General Music

With my minor in music, I studied various aspects of music including music theory, aural skills, music history, and music lessons. I use my learned ways of teaching music as well as approaches I see fit for the individual. I have a good music theory textbook that I use to aid me in my going over General Music material as well as a keyboard, since it greatly helps to have one when going over such things as sharps and flats, chord progressions, rhythm, etc.
Guitar,

Guitar

During undergrad, I received private lessons from two instructors and took a guitar course. This has provided me with insight about approaches to teaching guitar. After gaining an understanding of a student's interests with guitar, we pick out appropriate music to work with during lessons. Further, I go over scales. Once I feel a student is ready, we explore beginning lead guitar. If desired, I can include playing and singing in the lessons.
Music History,

Music History

Part of the requirements to obtaining a minor in Music included studying music history. If you do not already have one, I have two music history books I can use to help you go over certain material. I can help the you with studying whatever parts of music history desired, including specific composers and specific periods.
Piano,

Piano

During undergrad, I took private lessons for four semesters as well as a piano course. It has helped me develop fundamental piano skills (e.g. body and hand posture) and has given me insight about piano pedagogue. After understanding what a student's skill level is and what their interests with piano are, we pick a song or a piece to use for lessons. After a student gains a good understanding of playing a song or a piece, I go over ways to change up the music to explore other kinds of expression through the piano. With this approach, my students may learn to bring logic (technique, scales, etc.) and feelings (how they play songs, etc.) together. If a student is interested, I can teach piano improvisation. Lastly, if desired, I can include singing in the lessons.
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

Included in my minor in music, I took courses on aural skills (ear training), which included going over intervals with the use of the voice. Also, I was in choir for five semesters and used sight singing invariably. I use a sight singing book that starts really basic and goes to advanced levels. My service goes beyond my meetings with you: if desired, I can record the melodies I have you work on, as well as scan and send you copies of the melodies!
Music Theory

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

During my experience as a counseling student, I have worked with individuals looking to process future pursuits. Through reflection interviewing, motivational interviewing, and other approaches I have learned in the counseling program, I can help you with such things as decision-making, provide my personal insight of the college experience (e.g. financial aid, location, college life, etc.), and the application process. With my positive energy, I can help you feel confident in pursuing a degree and insight that could help you along the way. Please, let me know if you have any questions!
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a counseling student, I have interned as an academic coach at a local university. I helped students develop such things as time management skills, study skills, motivation and anxiety management. I helped students develop specific strategies to their approach to learning, considering such things as memory, attention span and information processing. After gaining an understanding of a student's strengths and weaknesses, I help guide them towards a self-paced quest towards becoming a better student. I strive to help students see the importance of studying well so that he/she may feel continually motivated to be engaged in the learning process.

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

The field of Astronomy is a great fascination of mine. I enjoy learning about all aspects of it (e.g., formation of stars, planets; gravitational influence of various celestial objects; sky watching; etc.). Materials I have are hardback books that discuss such things as various 'extremes' of the cosmos (e.g., fastest-moving objects), the stardust revolution (the study of our origin from the stars), our connection with other parts of the universe (e.g., neutrinos), etc. Also, I have a softcover astronomy textbook that I can use to go over various concepts of astronomy. Please, let me know if you have any questions!
Psychology

Psychology

I have been immersed in the human condition for the past 5.5 years. As my profile suggests, I received my undergrad degree in Psychology and I am presently completing my master's in Community Counseling. I can help you with many concepts of psychology. Examples of concepts include: APA style, biopsychology, social psychology, community psychology, abnormal psychology, etc. Please, let me know if you have any questions!

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a counseling student, I have interned as an academic coach at a local university. I helped students develop such things as time management skills, study skills, motivation and anxiety management. I helped students develop specific strategies to their approach to learning, considering such things as memory, attention span and information processing. After gaining an understanding of a student's strengths and weaknesses, I help guide them towards a self-paced quest towards becoming a better student. I strive to help students see the importance of studying well so that he/she may feel continually motivated to be engaged in the learning process.

Summer

Piano,

Piano

During undergrad, I took private lessons for four semesters as well as a piano course. It has helped me develop fundamental piano skills (e.g. body and hand posture) and has given me insight about piano pedagogue. After understanding what a student's skill level is and what their interests with piano are, we pick a song or a piece to use for lessons. After a student gains a good understanding of playing a song or a piece, I go over ways to change up the music to explore other kinds of expression through the piano. With this approach, my students may learn to bring logic (technique, scales, etc.) and feelings (how they play songs, etc.) together. If a student is interested, I can teach piano improvisation. Lastly, if desired, I can include singing in the lessons.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a counseling student, I have interned as an academic coach at a local university. I helped students develop such things as time management skills, study skills, motivation and anxiety management. I helped students develop specific strategies to their approach to learning, considering such things as memory, attention span and information processing. After gaining an understanding of a student's strengths and weaknesses, I help guide them towards a self-paced quest towards becoming a better student. I strive to help students see the importance of studying well so that he/she may feel continually motivated to be engaged in the learning process.
Writing

Writing

Writing is one of my favorite pastimes. For the past 6.5 years, I have had much experience with academic writing (APA style) and personal writing (creative writing). I help those interested in pursuing fiction or non-fiction writing as a hobby or career or those needing help with working ideas for a class. Also, I help individuals with editing and revising as well as with developing ideas from scratch or further developing ones an individual already has in mind. I do not look to contribute anything directly to one's work. Instead, I help with processing ideas and with creating an outline to help structure the writing. Further, I help individuals with creating and developing their 'writing voice.' Throughout the process, I gently provide objective feedback and discuss where improvements should be made. I understand that inspiration is a precious thing that must be incessantly nurtured; therefore, I also help with maintaining good momentum.

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

As a counseling student, I have worked with individuals wanting to set career goals. It is never too late to begin a new career. An example of an approach I would use with you deals with the Meyers Briggs Types Indicator (MBTI), a psychological assessment that is based on the theories of Carl Jung, an individual admired by me. I have realized the applications of the MBTI in daily life that deem it valid by me. After discerning your type upon interviewing you, I would let you know what kind of occupations your discerned type would be inclined to find fulfilling. Once you decide on a career, we would talk about steps to take to reach your career goal(s). Throughout the process, I play the role of a coach, a motivator, an aide, with the desired (by you) amount of check-ins in between meetings and my positive, genuine energy. Please, let me know if you have any questions!
College Counseling

College Counseling

During my experience as a counseling student, I have worked with individuals looking to process future pursuits. Through reflection interviewing, motivational interviewing, and other approaches I have learned in the counseling program, I can help you with such things as decision-making, provide my personal insight of the college experience (e.g. financial aid, location, college life, etc.), and the application process. With my positive energy, I can help you feel confident in pursuing a degree and insight that could help you along the way. Please, let me know if you have any questions!

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