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.
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.
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
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.
Ancient and Medieval Heritage
AP Chinese Language and Culture
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
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Economics
High School Level American History
High School World History
High School Writing
IB Global Politics
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
IB World Religions
ISEE-Lower Level Quantitative Reasoning
ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning
Mandarin Chinese 1
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Test in Chinese with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization