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Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME) (Economics)
Dartmouth College, Northwestern University (MBA)
Reach your near term goals with lifetime learning techniques
I had the privilege of a private school education on scholarship to Phillips Academy, Bowdoin College and Northwestern University where I received my master’s degree. The outstanding instructors and professors provided me outstanding models of professionalism. After a career in the business of corporate technology, I have been teaching and tutoring since 2006.
Along my paths, I have done well academically and demonstrated leadership. I attained Dean’s list in college and university. I earned a GPA of 3.9 during my certification as an elementary school teacher. I played football, basketball and baseball in college where I was the captain of the baseball team. I received a direct commission of lieutenant in the Army’s Military Intelligence branch where I served a tour in Vietnam earning a Bronze Star for valor. I attained positions of Director and Vice President during my business career. I had my own consulting company with major clients Eastman Kodak and AT&T.
The 17th century phrase Reading, 'Riting, "Rithmetic" defines the scope subject areas I enjoy and am effective teaching. The ages of 6-14 are the span where these core abilities can affect the child’s lifetime learning techniques. It is the focus of my elementary school certification. They are the areas where I was a substitute teacher and tutor. Favorite books I still read, re-read and apply are A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos and The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan. These help to understand the scope and tragedies of war, the presidential election, and world health concerns. Education must be relevant to be effective. I apply this perspective in my teaching methods.
My tutoring sessions last about 60 minutes. They almost always are structured in a conventional manner:
•Warm up. (10 minutes) Discussion of what is going on in child’s life with special focus on school successes and challenges. Review of homework. Complete one exercise, like homework, as a transition to this session’s objectives and relationship to past and future work.
•Presentation. (15 minutes) In this stage I present new material in a meaningful context. I do more talking and less listening in this stage.
•Practice (20 minutes) She/He does most of the talking explaining his/her progress and questions regarding activities are fairly controlled at this stage as the student has only just met the new material. The student’s books and workbooks have exercises and activities which can be used at this stage.
•Production (10 Minutes) The student works through a question on his/her own. I monitor and make a note of any errors that student should correct as they complete the homework assignment I pass out at this point.
oQuestions (5 Minutes)
oAssessment of whether this session’s objectives were achieved. Responsible adult joins this phase whenever possible. Reach your near term goals with lifetime learning techniques
I had the privilege of a private school education on scholarship to Phillips Academy, Bowdoin College and Northwestern University where I received my master’s degree. The outstanding instructors and professors provided me outstanding models of professionalism. After a career
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