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Hello! To those reading, you have likely shown interest in lessons with me, reached out to me, or otherwise gotten in contact with me. Or, you're being proactive and have looked into me and my profile further, which I highly appreciate! Whichever way you've ended up at this post, welcome, and I aim to try and answer the question of whether or not I would make an effective tutor for you, or whoever you are reaching out to me on the behalf of. NOTE: In these times of quarantine and the threat of the COVID-19 virus, I am currently ONLY doing online lessons. I leave the at-home/in-person options available to signal that, hopefully sooner rather than later, this is an option that will eventually be available again, but for the time being, I am not doing in-person lessons at all. It is a service that, under normal circumstances, I would make available, but for everyone's safety, I work exclusively online, from home. And, as a result of having to work from... read more

Hello!   To those reading, you have likely shown interest in lessons with me, reached out to me, or otherwise gotten in contact with me. Or, you're being proactive and have looked into me and my profile further, which I highly appreciate!   Whichever way you've ended up at this post, welcome, and I aim to try and answer the question of whether or not I would make an effective tutor for you, or whoever you are reaching out to me on the behalf of.   NOTE: In these times of quarantine and the threat of the COVID-19 virus, I am currently ONLY doing online lessons. I leave the at-home/in-person options available to signal that, hopefully sooner rather than later, this is an option that will eventually be available again, but for the time being, I am not doing in-person lessons at all. It is a service that, under normal circumstances, I would make available, but for everyone's safety, I work exclusively online, from home.   And, as a... read more

Any time I learned to do something new, I fall flat on my face for many of the first tries. I went snowboarding, and I fell down for 80% of the day, waking up sore the next morning. I never wanted to go back out on the mountain, but my mom encouraged me to do so, and now I love snowboarding! I can remember learning to ride my bike and scraping my legs up every time I fell, but now I ride my bike all around the city, and I can't imagine what it would be like if I could not.   The learning process results in bumps and bruises, and I think we too often glamorize it as something that just happens- no sweat, no frustration, just learning! This is simply unrealistic. Now, I do not contend that learning should be a miserable process, on the contrary I think it is a wonderful process, but it's like a great workout: there are intense moments, and times when we might feel like giving up, but by sticking with it and overcoming the obstacles at the end that sense of accomplishment... read more

Greetings,   Students can benefit exponentially from a mentor.  A mentor is far more than a tutor.  A tutor will work through the coursework an try to make sure that the student grasps the material and is ready for upcoming quizzes and exam.  A mentor has real world experience and can lend guidance to the student as an individual who will ultimately need to go out into the world and make something of themselves.  The education or the diploma that he or she earns will not translate into a job or career automatically.  The hard work and real world experience that accompanies an education is where a mentor defines how they are much much more than a tutor.  I hope that every student has someone like this in their life.  For they will do their best to not let you stray from the proper path.   Joseph A., MD

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