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Greetings to all aspiring scholars and leaders looking to achieve academic success via Varsity Tutors. My name is Gary Loafman. I am extremely excited about the opportunity of working with motivated students like you.

My Philosophy of Education:
Education is the saving grace of society and humanity. It is both an institution and personal undertaking that rewards us for a lifetime and manipulates posterity. Therefore, part of my role as an educator is to help students and families understand the unique and powerful potential of change that a dynamic quality education can make in the formation of great people and future leaders of our world.

Within the scope of defining quality education, I promote several factors as fundamental;
All people can learn and achieve.
Listen to the learners.
Learners need individual care.
Failure contains a formula for success.
Access and acquisition lead to achievement.
Holistic education comprised of components addressing mind, spirit and body is best.
Educate character.
Never assume.
Promote lofty goals and maintain high expectations for success.
Embrace diversity and allow for expression of thought and critical analysis.
Experiential learning has great value.
Plan for success and never forget the value of using Blooms taxonomy in lessons.
I believe that students can learn in any setting.
Education is about perfecting communication.
Focus on identifying students, accessing their needs, and providing them with the tools they need to learn.
Educators and institutions should be pillars of reliability which students can lean on during difficult times of growth.
Education should be fun, produce excitement and enthusiasm not only among students, but also among faculty, administration, staff, parents, and community members.
All members of the educational process need to be shown how taking ownership can produce significant results.

My Background:
I have been tutoring, mentoring, coaching, teaching and administrating in a broad range of educational environments, From Early Childhood, Primary School, Middle-High School, college Programs and Adult Education, since 1991.

MA: University of Nottingham , a world top 100 institution. I focused on international politics with focus on Asia Pacific Studies and Chinese Language and History.
BSc.: Cameron University. Completed a double major in Teacher education K-12 and Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology.
I have also completed a broad range of certifications in related to ESL/ELL learning.

Oklahoma State Teaching License

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Gary’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Cameron University - Bachelor of Science, Psychology Teacher Education

Graduate Degree: University of Nottingham - Master of Arts, East Asian Studies


Some of my interests include cycling, soccer, hiking, camping, fishing, movies, travel, and music.

Tutoring Subjects


Adult Literacy

Ancient and Medieval Heritage


AP Chinese Language and Culture

AP World History




CLEP American Government

CLEP History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present

CLEP Introductory Psychology

CLEP Social Sciences and History

CLEP Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

College Application Essays

College Political Science


Conversational Mandarin


Elementary School

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing

European History

High School Economics

High School Level American History

High School World History

High School Writing

IB Extended Essay

IB Geography

IB Global Politics

IB History

IB Social and Cultural Anthropology

IB Theory of Knowledge

IB World Religions


ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE-Lower Level Quantitative Reasoning

ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning


Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese 1

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing


Political Science


Public Speaking

SAT Subject Test in Chinese with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep


Social Sciences

Social Studies


Spelling Bee


SSAT- Elementary Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

World History

World Religions


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