As a tutor I bring a unique, non academic perspective to my tutoring work. As a current small business owner and public speaker and performer I am able to add "real world" layers to the subjects I tutor in. I spent almost five years as a part owner of an airline, I have worked in human resources, and property management as well.
It has become very clear to me that the state of education and academic success requires as many voices and approaches that we can muster in our work towards student success in education and in life.
I have taught at the elementary level in all subject areas and Special Education from grades K-12. I was granted a license to teach Woodshop based on my life and business experience and have done so for the Chicago Public Schools.
I look forward to inspiring and working with students!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Winona State University - Bachelors, Elementary Education
Boating, travel, writing, woodworking.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teaching comes with understanding a student's perspective first. Perspective, in this case, can mean asking these questions and more if need be. What is the student's preferred learning modality? What type of learning environment works best for the student? What method of determining mastery of a subject works for the student? How do a student and a teacher build a productive relationship?
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would want to get to know the student as much as possible while realizing that process is ongoing as well. I would want to know what specific outcomes the student intends to realize. I would want to start creating a flowchart of success towards the student's objectives as well.