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Feb 022015
 
The Tutoring Solution's Tutor: Christopher Karnopp

The Tutoring Solution’s Tutor: Christopher Karnopp

  • What is your experience as a tutor or teacher?

I spent two years leading groups of students in the orientation program at my university and also as a Resident Advisor giving presentations and workshops in personal, professional and educational development and more.

  • What subjects are you best at?

I am best at K-8 Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus, Biology, Life Science, Earth Science, General Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, and all elementary school subjects.

I can also tutor English (writing and grammar) and Physics.

  • What is your schedule like? What days and times are you available to tutor?

 

Tutor is no longer available.

  • Where did you attend school? What degrees do you have?

I attended Cal Poly Pomona. I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology, with minors in Chemistry and Physiology.

  • What cities can you tutor in (i.e. how far can you drive to tutor)?

Anywhere within a 25 mile radius of Chino Hills.

  • Are you open to tutoring students via Skype or another online platform?

Yes, I am available to tutor through any video calling platform.

  • What are your future career goals?

My goal is to become a Physician’s Assistant.

  • What are your hobbies? What do you like to do for fun?

I like to hike, rock climb, run, read, play sports, learn foreign languages, travel, and watch movies/documentaries.

  • What accomplishments have you achieved while working as a tutor/teacher?

I have an orientation student who, to this day, credits me for her success in and love for her university (she loves Cal Poly dearly).

  • What do you enjoy the most about tutoring/teaching?

I enjoy knowing that I’m helping young kids to become better students who will hopefully enjoy the process of learning. I want to help them be the best students possible so that hopefully, one day, their only obstacle after high school is deciding what field of study that they are going to go into and help change forever.

 

If you’re interested in hiring Christopher as a tutor, please contact us at (909) 238-8233 or email us at TheTutoringSolution@gmail.com. To learn more about our other tutors, click on the link.

We provide tutoring in Chino, Riverside, Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Eastvale, Alta Loma, Ontario, Corona, Norco, Mira Loma and all the surrounding cities.  We have students from Sky Country Elementary, Oxford Preparatory Academy, Townsend Junior High School, Roosevelt High School, Alta  Loma High School, Norco High School, Centennial High School, Chino Hills High School, Ontario Christian High School and Ayala High School.

Jun 112012
 

Dear Parents, Students, Counselors, Teachers & Friends,

In February 2010, I interviewed for my first tutoring assignment in Norco, CA.  I met the mother who wanted to explain her son’s situation.  Nick had failed every single one of his classes during his Freshman year of High School and the first semester of his Sophomore year.  Many of his High School teachers and people familiar with Nick told her that he would not graduate from High School.  The mother was deeply concerned and wanted help to get her son back on track.  As soon as I began working with Nick, I knew I would be making a difference in his life and those around him.  I felt fulfilled.  As a result, I wanted to help more students like Nick and so I started The Tutoring Solution.

Today, The Tutoring Solution has been able to help more than 100 students perform better in school and is continuing to make a positive impact in our community. This year alone we have helped booster clubs raise money for High School sports programs, provided close to a thousand dollars in scholarships and volunteered our time to School on Wheels and the Chino Valley GATE Together.

Our goal has always been to build self-motivated life-long learners and to give students the necessary skills to perform well in school. By inspiring students to enjoy learning, we are helping to build the tools that will help them become more successful later in life.

While trying to figure out ways to reach new students, I learned valuable marketing tools and began interacting with successful business owners. These small business owners were very passionate about the services they provide for the community and asked me to help them grow their business and expand their influence. This has presented me with an exciting opportunity to inspire passion and to help people make their dreams a reality.

In order to help small business owners reach their goals, I started Welborn Social Media and have decided to pass control of The Tutoring Solution into the more than competent hands of Cynthia De La Torre.

Cynthia De La Torre

Cynthia has been with us from the very beginning tutoring many of our students and achieving amazing results. She shares my passion for learning and will be working hard to improve our services to benefit more students in our community.

Cynthia is excited to get to know and work with all of you. And we are both very excited about the future of The Tutoring Solution.

Two weeks ago I opened my mail box and received the following graduation announcement . . . inside it read:  “We, the Class of 2012 Norco High School would like to announce that we will be gathering one last time to receive recognition for our graduation.  Commencement Exercises begin at seven o’clock p.m. Wednesday, May 30th Gary Campbell Stadium at Norco High School.”

Nick graduated High School on May 30th, 2012.

Through our tutoring services Nick has become self-motivated and committed to performing well in the classroom.  Once a “lost cause,” Nick now has dreams of attending college.  But Nick is just one of the hundred or so students we have been fortunate enough to work with.  It is with the greatest sense of pride and honor that I am placing Cynthia De La Torre in charge of The Tutoring Solution.  Through personal tutoring, I have been able to impact the lives of dozens of students . . . through The Tutoring Solution, we hope to impact the lives of thousands.  Thank you to all of you who have become associated with our business over the past two years and thank you for becoming a part of our efforts to build a stronger, healthier, and more passionate community.

From the bottom of my heart . . . Thank you!

Zeb Welborn

Zeb Welborn

Nov 012011
 

Congratulations on winning our $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card Giveaway.

Kathy Bair

We would like to encourage you to promote education and The Tutoring Solution by telling High School students about our Online SAT Program.  We have helped numerous students improve their SAT scores and would love to help students in the Pottsville, Pennsylvania area.  If you know of any students who are in their Junior or Senior year of High School, please let them know about our program.

Thank you so much for entering and we hope that you continue to connect and interact with our company on our Facebook page.

If you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

 Posted by at 4:10 pm
May 082011
 

To all of you Mother’s out there, The Tutoring Solution would like to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day.

And to my Mom, thank you for being such an amazing mother!  I love you tons.

The Orange County Marathon

 Posted by at 5:33 am
Apr 302011
 

I haven’t posted many personal posts on my website, but I am really excited about participating in The Orange County Marathon this Sunday, May 1.  This will be my first marathon and I have been training (hard?) in order to run the necessary 26.2 miles.  I have hit several road bumps along the way, but the biggest by far is a piercing pain that occurs in my knee when running long distance, so I halted my training about a week ago, hoping that my knee could repair itself.

The marathon starts bright and early at 6 AM and my goal is to make it under 4 hours.  Several months ago I participated in my first half marathon and did it in a little over 2 hours, but again, it was my knee that slowed me down.  I bought new shoes that are supposed to help and a personal friend of mine is an athletic trainer who is offering to stretch me and tape me before the big race.  I’m a little nervous and a little excited.

I hope you don’t mind me sharing a little bit about myself to you, but I’m just so gosh darn excited.  Wish me luck.

How I Would Rebuild Schools

 Posted by at 3:34 pm
Apr 122011
 

Today’s #edchat topic:  If Bulldozers Plowed Down Your School Building, What Would You Build to Replace It?

It was 110 degrees on a record-setting heat wave in June, 2015.  The construction workers were exhausted and began their new project . . . demolishing buildings on the corner of Main and Foothill.  They bulldozed the entire lot in one day in order to beat the heat. 

After the job was completed, the foreman received a phone call.  “Where are you guys?” 

“What do you mean, we just finished demolishing the building on Main and Foothill,” said the Foreman.

“Oh, you don’t say,” said the man on the other line.  “And what city are you in?”

“Chino Hills.”

“Well, I am standing on the corner of Main and Foothill in CORONA, where you are supposed to be demolishing the buildings.”

“Oops.”

Following a tirade of curse words by the man in charge of the project, hot heads calmed down and realized they needed to develop a solution. The owner was extremely wealthy and, more for public relations reasons than anything else, he put a positive perspective on the costly mistake.  He made a promise to local citizens; he said he would rebuild the school so that it would tranform the way education was done, improving the lives of many.  That is when I was brought in; to aid in the process of transforming education and bringing it up to date.

One of the things that always frustrated me about the education system were the requirements that students had to meet in order to progress through school.  Often times, especially at the High School level, I heard students say, “When are we ever going to use this in real life?”  A legitimate question, and even as a teacher sometimes it was tough to come up with a satisfactory answer other than, “It’ll be on the test.”  That question can be asked in any subject, English, Math, History, ect. It’s not that these subjects are unimportant, but our educational system fails to demonstrate the benefits of these subjects in order to encourage participation from students. 

Passion needs to be a part of education. Teachers’ goals should be to assit children in finding their passions and to align themselves with the passions they’ve already discovered.  Schools failed to do this for most children, for the simple fact that children are all different.  It was impossible for educators in the classrooms, with the demands placed on them to teach state standards, to address each child’s needs in their classroom. 

Sometimes we hear about brilliant minds, who never even graduated from High School.  Albert Einstein, widely considered one of the smartest men ever, comes to mind.  Had Albert Einstein stayed in school, I doubt we would think of him as we do today.  He developed his passion and ran with it. Most schools remove passion and creativity.  Thier central focus is on conformity.  Every student had to know this or that.  No Child Left Behind and State Standards are passion and creativity killers. 

Every child is born with passion and every child yearns to be creative and it’s time that we allow them to do so.  My school of the future focuses entirely on inspiring and encouraging creativity.  In today’s world, we can give students technological tools in order to help them achieve their dreams.  We should put in place a system where learning takes place for individual children based on their desires and passions.  These students will then have access to computers where programs can help guide them through the learning process.  Teachers can issue assignments for individual students based on mutually agreed upon objectives.  The student then performs what is required to become succesful and can document their journey online through the use of blogs or similar types of online venues.  Teachers can evaluate their online portfolios and give daily suggestions to increase understanding of the subject.  Once they are done with the project, the teacher issues a new project that will help broaden the child’s knowledge while still encouraging their passion and creativity.

Teachers no longer need to know all the answers like they did in the days of the past, because students can find all the answers they need themselves.  Instead, the teacher should have a solid base of general knowledge and should be able to guide students towards activities that the students are passionate about.  Then the teacher needs to become a student.  Let the student teach the teacher about a new subject and answer his or her questions on the topic.  We all know that 90% of what we teach we learn.  So, in a much bigger way than before, let the students be the teachers. 

For example, lets say a student’s passion is fashion design.  The teacher and student discuss ways that the student can demonstrate knowledge of the project to the teacher.  From the beginning to the end of the process, students will need to use math, be able to read and write reports, and work with their hands.  The teacher is in charge of pushing the progress of the student along in an efficient manner and make corrections or recommendations for improvement.

The bulldozing of the school in the Summer of 2015 was the greatest thing for the community.  The children went from going through the motions of schooling to being excited to go to school.  The nerdy kids that everyone made fun of for trying hard in school dissappeared because all the students loved learning.  And as a result, the community thrived. People were creative, people were passionate, and people lived.

Apr 012011
 

According to http://www.april-fools.us/history-april-fools.htm, April Fool’s Day originated in France around 1582.  In France, the New Year was celebrated around April 1. One day the leadership decided to move the date for the new year to January 1.  Obviously, communication amongst people was not as it is today and many people did not get the message that the new year was now 4 months earlier.  So those people continued to celebrate the new year on April 1.  These people were called fools by the local Frenchmen and, eventually, these people began performing pranks on these “Fools.”  Many other countries then began to develop the pranking  traditionon on April 1, and here in the United States, we call it April Fool’s Day.

Today is a day to have some good, clean fun with others.  My recommendation for today is to prank someone. It’s a lot of fun and can build a strong relationship with those you prank.  Just make sure that your prank is light hearted and not likely to injure someone.

Mar 172011
 

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is the day before my birthday and I have always wondered how St. Patrick’s Day came to be.  I have researched the topic and have now come back to you with a full report. 

St. Patrick was an Irish Saint who lived during the 4th and 5th centuries.  He helped to spread Christianity throughout Ireland and was said to use the shamrock to explain the trinity.  St. Patrick’s Day has become prominent in the United States as a result of the millions of Irish immigrants who have left Ireland and become American citizens.  Surprisingly, early in the color most closely associated with St. Patrick’s Day was blue, but because of the story of the shamrock, it has become green. 

March 17 falls during lent and the holiday was a day where the restrictions of lent were held back in order for people to celebrate.  Typically, St. Patrick’s Day has been a day to feast.  The story of why people are pinched on St. Patrick’s Day is still uncertain, but there are a variety of theories, the most prominent being that if you wear green you are invisible to leprechauns who might harm you.  If you do not wear green, people are supposed to pinch you to remind you to wear green so that you will not be harmed by those nasty leprechauns. 

So, if you do not want to get attacked by leprechauns this St. Patrick’s Day, remember to wear some green.   Eat well today, drink and be merry, but also, be careful.