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JM

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I am currently an MBA student at the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University and I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the University of the Philippines. I'm a finance industry professional, having worked in mergers and acquisitions consulting before starting my MBA.

Before I entered the corporate world, I was a high school teacher and personal formation mentor. I can honestly say that those were the most fulfilling years of my professional career thus far. There's nothing quite like the feeling of knowing that I've made a positive impact on the lives of my student, whether by teaching them math or the sciences, or by advising them or guiding them as they navigate the complications of their young adult lives.

I'm a passionate individual who loves both learning and teaching. Even in my role as an M&A consultant, I make it a point to share my professional knowledge and expertise with the people who work with me.

I firmly believe in lifelong learning and that knowledge is meant to be pursued and shared.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading business books, hiking, and playing golf. I also have a keen interest in architecture and interior design.

JM’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of the Philippines - Bachelors, Business Economics

Graduate Degree: Pepperdine University - Masters, Business Administration and Management

Hobbies

reading business books, architecture and interior design, golf, hiking

Tutoring Subjects

Accounting

Algebra

Business

Business Analytics

Business Ethics

Business Writing

College Business

College Economics

Econometrics

Economics

English

Financial Accounting

Finite Mathematics

Geometry

High School Business

High School Economics

High School Writing

Languages

Latin

Latin 1

Latin 2

Managerial Accounting

Math

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is that learning can be and should always be fun. I believe that there are no boring subjects, just boring teachers. By this, I mean that a good teacher is able to capture the attention and imagination of his students whatever the subject matter.

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

The first minutes of a typical first session with a student would be spent getting to know him or her and letting him or her get to know me too. I believe it's important to create a rapport at the onset with a student because this can definitely contribute to a good working relationship. I would then get a feel for his or her level of mastery or knowledge of the subject matter so that I know how to structure the pace of instruction.