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I've spent three years in the Army Reserves learning to be a top instructor in the field of 4-Wheel Vehicle Instructor. Taught by a group of instructors with over 100 years of experience, I learned the most important aspect of teaching is to gauge the level of the student, then explain details at that level. The most important aspect of teaching any subject is to teach the relationship of the subject and how it applies to other aspects of life. I tutored in a small private school in Milwaukee for about 3 years.
I've also worked as an engineer for over twenty years. I designed Industrial Finishing Systems for 15 years. Basically designing and installing entire factories. My strengths are in the practical application of mathematics, explaining systems, and how each component is related to that system. Much of my work in engineering was related to computer design and the development of early computer programs, and the development of time saving programs. Classes included computer design and drafting, mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic engineering.
The fact my dad was in charge of the Army Reserve company of Instructors meant, the other instructors were determined to make me the best Instructor no matter what. Learning skills to become an Instructor in that fashion impressed me to always expect feedback, and always strive for perfection. An attitude I am able to pass pass along to students.
I've Studied with Dr. Less Gugliotto, author of Handbook for Bible Study, for a number of years. After learning a number of rules of context, I set out on a course to write a number of books about Bible Study. Some are based on the use of a variety of stories to teach lessons in a way, the student learns study methods strictly by example from scripture. Other books are designed to study stories in scripture, look at the spiritual lessons involved, then point out how the Biblical author followed specific laws of context to record the spiritual lesson. I teach by using entire stories in scripture, which is the way the Bible is recorded. Once the student learns the context of stories, they normally advance to seeing, and understanding relationships between those stories on their own. The method of Bible Study I teach evolves into a self learning style of education restricted only by the amount of time and attention to detail the student puts into each lesson.
My teaching style and method may not be established and authorized by committees, but it is personal. Lessons are better taught through the revelation of a personal experience. Mathematics is a fact of life. Once students realize gauging distance and speed of a car before crossing the street is a mathematical calculation God gave them, they can see they have the ability to perform calculations in their head. They had that ability before anyone told them what the steps are, or the names someone gave to those steps. Then they have the confidence to sit down, put the figures they already have in their heads into the order required to pass tests on paper and advance to the next level. I've spent three years in the Army Reserves learning to be a top instructor in the field of 4-Wheel Vehicle Instructor. Taught by a group of instructors with over 100 years of experience, I learned the most important aspect of teaching is to gauge the level of the student, then explain details at that level. The most important aspect of teaching
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