I think that everyone has the potential to be a straight A student. However, not everyone learns the same way. Sometimes, all it takes is someone to explain the problem to them in another manner. I have a lot of experience teaching adults, particularly in practical environments. I also have instructed children at various ages and skill levels. I have an AS and BS in Homeland Security from Everest University. I have a Masters in Public Administration from Ashford University, and I am pursuing my Doctorate in Business from North Central University. I tutor a variety of subjects: homeland security, physical security, math, science, social sciences, writing, government, and many others. I attended both brick and motor and online universities. I am adept at reading material and turning it into usable knowledge for a student. Whether I am teaching martial arts, or writing skills, I enjoy seeing students learn and grow.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Everest University-North Orlando - Bachelors, Homeland Security
Graduate Degree: Ashford University - Masters, Public Administration
I am interested in spending time with my family, reading, watching old TV shows on Netflix, and martial arts. I attend church with my family regularly. I am a subject matter expert in security and homeland security.
College Application Essays
College Level American History
College Political Science
Technology and Computer Science
US Constitutional History
Q & A
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Get them to practice reading something they enjoy. This will help them to develop their reading skills.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Learning what experience they have and determining how they learn best.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would have them describe the material to me, or perform problems that have not been covered.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I would show them excitement when they do well. Repetition of success leads to greater success.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I would first determine what style of learning works best for them. For visual learners, I would arrange practice to meet that style.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to teach the student, not just the subject.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get to know what types of activities the student likes, hobbies, etc. That way, I can incorporate examples into the tutoring, and help make the subject relevant for the student.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Develop a system that works for you. Organization is key to successful independent learning.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
The key to motivation is to make the subject relevant to the student. Show them why it is important to their daily lives.