Leanne H.

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As a teaching assistant in graduate school, I discovered that not only did I have the ability to teach, but that I very much enjoy doing it. For a while, I pursued a secondary education degree and certificate, but found I disliked the middle school/high school environments – however, I took many education courses and learned even more how to teach. After obtaining my master’s in geology, I decided to follow my interest in teaching, and have since become passionate about it – as I have gained more experience with teaching, I have come to cherish and love the feelings of satisfaction and joy that come from helping someone who is struggling with understanding to reach a point of true understanding and learning – in other words, helping people to experience that ultimate “light-bulb moment” – where they truly understand it and “get it”. Over my many years of being a student myself, I have come to love those moments of true learning in my life, and so now being able to help others experience the same feelings of satisfaction and joy, gives me great satisfaction and joy, and has defined me as a person and has given purpose to my life.

Master of Science in Geology

Tutor Profile

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Education & Resume

Schooling History:
•Associate in Science: William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois
•Associate in Applied Science, Animal Health Technology: Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois
•Bachelor of Science in Geology: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
•Master of Science in Geology, Concentration: Glacial Systems and Processes: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
• College: Currently attending Barrett’s Honors College at ASU (Arizona State University)

Volunteer Experience:
• Volunteered at Harper College Observatory, Palatine, IL – 1996-1998

Awards:

• Weiss Fund Award for Undergraduate Research – 2000
• L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant – 2000
• Certificate of Appreciation of Devoted and Invaluable Services rendered to Harper College Observatory – 1996
• Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding and Dedicated Service, Astronomy, William Rainey Harper College – 1997

Certifications:
• Certified Professional Secretary – 1989; Private Pilot’s License – 1987

Tutoring Experience
Years Tutored:
•  I have tutored for 15 years.

 

Topics I specialize in tutoring:
• Physical science courses
• Math ( High school and College level )

Teaching Style:
• Visual
• Verbal
• Aural
• Physical
• Social
• Solitary

Significant Mentor or Teacher that has impacted my life:
• One of my high school science teachers – he taught astronomy as well as a course in aviation, which was basically ground school for getting a private pilot’s license; he inspired my interest in astronomy, and to learn how to fly airplanes later in life and to get my private pilot’s license; also inspired me to pursue science in college

The key to being a good student:
• Good students first understand their unique learning style and what practices and strategies work best for them to learn the material being taught; second, they are able to apply their best-practice skills to actually doing the learning; third, is disciplined and diligent about putting in the time and effort that is required to do the required learning; understands that learning is more than memorizing; understands that learning is a two-way street – that the instructor can do only so much (guidance, explaining things in a variety of ways), but that the learning part is up to them; fourth, a student who comes prepared for class and is at least somewhat interested in the subject being taught.

Hobbies

Sports:
• My favorite sport is Figure skating
• My favorite sport to watch is Football
• My favorite sports teams are Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs

Favorite Books:
• any book that I can learn something from

Biggest Role Model:
• Jim Lovell (Apollo 8 and 13)

Favorite place to eat:
• Olive Garden

Personality

Five words to describe me:
• Curious
• Intelligent
• Self-confident
• Ambitious
• Happy

 Wisdom or Funny Phrase that is symbolic of your personality:
• “You can not teach a person anything, you can only help them discover it within themselves” – Galileo
•  “Life is a journey, not a destination”
•  “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”

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