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Jimmy

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I am a lifelong avid learner. I enjoy sharing what I know with others. The ability to enthusiastically, passionately, and descriptively share knowledge with one another will only make us stronger as a community, and as a society. As I share with others, I also increase and deepen my knowledge.

My quest for learning has led me to earn a Computer Science degree and two master degrees respectively in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration. I am also a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) and a certified Information Technology Infrastructure Library Practitioner (ITIL). I am currently learning about Information System Security and Big Data Analytics. Learning never ends.

Sharing has been a building block in my personal, academia, and professional life. I have taught project management classes as well as classes about the benefits of my current employers to new employees at all levels. I have mentored many in my professional life. Yet, I believe teaching the young is as rewarding as mentoring my professional colleagues. It is my way of giving back and investing in the upcoming leaders of our society.

My favorite subjects to tutor are Mathematics, Statistics, Project Management, and French (I am a native French speaker). I am very passionate about these topics. They are still relevant in my professional life. What better way to adhere to the basics other than teaching them to others?

When I am not actively learning, I coach 3 outdoor soccer teams from 2nd grade to 6th grade. I like running, camping, playing soccer, basketball, reading great books on personal development and leadership, and watching great TV shows like , Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, and Madame Secretary.

The quest of learning, training, teaching, and mentoring has been my life long journey. I adhere strongly to the Chinese Proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Jimmy’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Saint Thomas University - Bachelors, Computer Science

Graduate Degree: Marylhurst University - Masters, Master Business Administration

Hobbies

software development, coaching/play soccer

Tutoring Subjects

Arithmetic

BASIC

Conversational French

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

French

French 1

French 2

French 3

French 4

Languages

Math

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra

Technology and Computer Science


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I am a lifelong avid learner. I enjoy sharing what I know with others. The ability to enthusiastically, passionately, and descriptively share knowledge with one another will only make us stronger as a community, and as a society. As I share with others, I also increase and deepen my knowledge.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In a first session with a client, I will ask probing questions, with effective listening skills to have an idea of where the student is struggling.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

My primary goal is to assist students, encourage them to leverage their critical thinking skills, and provide them with effective instructions across a wide range of contexts. It is my experience when I probe students on their area of difficulties, I can show them how to break their issues into manageable components to arrive at a solution. I give them with instructions, ways of approaching the matter at hand so they can complete their tasks successfully while gaining new knowledge, skills, and strategies. It is not enough for students to do more difficult tasks in order to reach higher achievement. They also must become aware of how and why the strategies work.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

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