I have been a Registered Nurse for 35 years, the past ten as an instructor in a pre-licensure vocational nursing program. I have discovered that I love teaching and am currently in the process of effecting a change in my career, working to soon obtain my teaching certifications in both Science and Math. I have an extensive background in the Sciences, especially Anatomy and Physiology, as I was an instructor for that course, as well as a provider of extensive tutoring sessions for many of the concepts contained in the subject. I have also spent considerable time helping individuals master basic mathematic principles, often sitting with students on a "one-on-one" basis, as we worked through each step of the calculation process. I am a firm believer that students learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process, with the teacher serving as a facilitator and a guide in order to direct students to pertinent resources, as well as resources to further expand their mastery of a particular concept, helping them to realize the control they have in their own attainment of knowledge. I love working with students, learning what it is that helps them learn best, and taking that knowledge in order to develop learning experiences tailored to individual needs. I firmly believe that each and everyone has it within themselves to learn, although it might take methods that may seem unconventional in order to help provide that experience. I also believe that learning can be "fun", and often strive to provide an enjoyable experience for students- one that helps them to learn while having an enjoyable time in the process. I would like very much to assist others to master various learning concepts and I experience a great deal of satisfaction seeing the results of success in this area and the increased levels of confidence that often result from such a successful experience.