Empowering individuals in their own learning style at their own pace. Coach Val is a dedicated educator with more than two decades of professional experience working with students of all interests and levels (youth and adult learners). As an INFJ-A, Val is an “advocate” and according to 16personalites.com this is a very rare in the population. "People with this personality type tend to see helping others as their purpose in life." In fact, coaching skills of getting to know each individual through listening, encouraging and evaluation of skills and approaches to learning have been developed from a young age in Girl Scouts, as a college writing tutor, and as a Girl Scout leader. As a professor in mostly small liberal arts environments for more than 20 years, Val was an advisor to hundreds of students as well as advisor to the design club. As digital tools advance and the requirements for online learning become necessary in our current culture, Coach Val offers one-on-one remote tutoring and academic coaching for all ages. Specializing in study skills, time management, and deciphering instructions to be able to confidently respond. Primary subjects include written and visual communication from writing and vocabulary to creating visual presentations to advanced graphic design. This includes digital tools of navigating the computer interface, using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of programs, and basic ‘office’ software such as formatting documents, spreadsheets or presentations. As an academic insider, Coach Val is extremely adept at counseling high school students in the college application process from navigating the decision-making process, deciphering the variety of institutional websites, to figuring out potential majors, and writing application essays. Visit www.coachvalsloan.com for testimonials and more information. In person instruction available for pottery, nature discovery, and more. Please inquire.