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I am a happy and energetic guy, with a passion for bringing out the best in people. I have 15 years' experience teaching, coaching, and mentoring both children and youth of all ages. In that time, I not only learned how to relate to them, but I also learned how to recognize and nurture their strengths. In my experience, individuals who learn to maximize their gifts, walk with more confidence and perform at a higher level.

My favorite activity is spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy playing football, basketball, hiking, and fishing.

I have a Masters Degree in Applied Theology through Logos University. Currently, I am taking courses in counseling at Lee University.

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Eric’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Logos University - Bachelors, Biblical Studies/Applied Theology


My favorite activity is spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy playing football, basketball, hiking, and fishing.

Tutoring Subjects

College English

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading


High School English

Homework Support

Middle School Math


Public Speaking


Social Studies

World Religions


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy begins and ends with loving the student and believing in them. Their effort and enthusiasm greatly increase when they realize I genuinely care and support their dreams.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I would strive to boost their self-confidence and teach them to ask the right questions. I would also help them better process what they already know.

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

Before looking at any work, I would want to break the ice by getting acquainted and discussing any common interests. I would also hope to hear all about the student's goals and dreams.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would encourage them by highlighting some of their strengths. I would also look for a link between their current assignment and their life-goals. Then I would show them how the assignment is helping them work toward their goals.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would first determine how the student is processing the concept. Then I would seek to present the problem in a way that they may better understand.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I don't believe anything beats the power of encouragement. Although it is ok for them to be aware of their weaknesses, I believe a greater emphasis should be placed on their strengths.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I would build their confidence by highlighting their strengths in the subject. I would also look for ways to link the subject with their life goals. Then I would help them see how the subject is helping them get closer to their dreams.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I would ask probing questions and have them explain the material in their own words.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Encourage them in their strengths and highlight what they already know.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I would listen to them and make note of any insecurities, struggles, or negative thought patterns.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

Depending on the issue, I would seek to instill confidence, explain a different approach, or help them restructure how they mentally process.

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