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    Mir Angkur

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    I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Economics at the Department of Economics and Course Instructor of Principles of Microeconomics at Western Michigan University. My research interest lies in International Migration and Remittances. I did my O Levels and A Levels under the University of London. I also finished my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Economics from the University of Dhaka. I started my career as a Research Associate in a leading research think tank in South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) Dhaka, Bangladesh. Later, I joined as a faculty in the Department of Economics at East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. I taught for about five years then came to USA to purse my PhD in Economics. My passion for teaching started just after I finished my O Levels back in 2004 and used to help the examinees of O Levels. Later I taught O and A Levels examinee on Accounting and Economics in a coaching center in Dhaka till 2012. My continued thrust for teaching attracted me to take up a job in higher education when I joined East West University back in 2014. At Western Michigan University (WMU), I have been teaching ECON 2010 Principles of Microeconomics since Fall 2021. I enjoy teaching, and I find immense pleasure in lecturing the young and aspiring undergraduate students here at WMU. I got recognition for my commitment and hard work as I was awarded the Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award for 2021-2022 from the Department of Economics, WMU. Besides my studies and teaching, I love to watch sports and travel.

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    Jami DaDan

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    Jami DaDan is an energetic person with a deep interest in helping the next generation of students come into their full potential. During the COVID pandemic I saw the failures of our educational systems and feel called to assist students who are behind or lack confidence in their classwork. I am an experienced substitute teacher and an 8-year veteran of teaching 8th grade Catechism. I love children and admire their wit, curiosity, and talents. My career work experience is in economic development. I was a grant administrator in state and city government for 17 years. I loved government and political science in my early years and was fortunate to work for the State of Michigan and the City of Green Bay. During a period of unemployment, I became a substitute teacher for Marquette Senior High School. Between that job and the experience of tutoring my children, stepchildren, and grandchildren with their studies, including college work, I have the experience needed to tutor students with their educational needs. I have a Master of Public Administration degree from Western Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University. My love of gardening led me to obtaining a Master Gardener certificate from Michigan State University Extension. I am a lifelong Spartan who loves the basketball and football teams but will cheer for any Big 10 team. I am also a diehard Chicago Cubs fans and as you can guess I spend my free time watching various sporting events. I also love to bake and am always in search of people to share my goods with.

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    Kasmyn Vanmaanen

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    I am a recent college graduate and looking to become a high school biology and psychology teacher. I have a major in biology, a minor in psychology, and a concentration in secondary education. I have been apart of cross country, track, and band (I rocked the flute by the way) growing up. During the day, I go between schools working with students one on one to provide extra assistance in various subject areas, as well as filling in whenever a teacher is absent. I enjoy working with students and seeing them grow as they are being engaged in learning.

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    Doug Fuller

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    I graduated from Western Michigan University with a math degree. My teaching career started in 1972 at Northern High School in the math department then I transferred to West Junior High for 6 years then went to Portage Central High School where I remained in the math department for 30 years. Upon my retirment from Portage Central I taught a math lab for 6 years at the High School in Vicksburg, then most recently in 2017 until present, I have been employed part time as an adjunct professor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in their math department. During my years leading up to retirement, I also was a wrestling coach, girls tennis coach and class advisor. I have always enjoyed math and like having the opportunity to share that excitement with my students. I enjoy working with young people and helping them to understand math and all the ways it can be applied to everyday life. I am very patient and want to help students overcome their fear of math and instill a confidence in them that they will carry throughout their lifetime.

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    Mr. Vincent Buse

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    My name is Vincent Buse and I currently live in Oshtemo Township area. I grew up in a rural community in SW Minnesota where agriculture was the predominant form of employment, I have always considered myself fortunate to work on a farm because it gave me my current work ethic. I graduated from Mankato State University in Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Business Administration. Throughout my career, my computer programming jobs have placed me in various parts of the United States, including Kalamazoo and Kentwood Michigan in the mid to late 90’s. For the past 22 years I lived in the Columbus, Ohio area working in the newspaper industry, polishing my analytical skills. I recently moved to Oshtemo officially in May of 2021. The reason why I want to be your child’s coach/tutor is because for me it is not only gratifying to help others, but it just seems natural for me. Over my professional career, I have coached/taught co-workers on software implementations, wrote computer programs with their guidance on business rules, and developed analytical skills to decipher and remedy issues. When I had to instruct/coach my co-workers and struggles would arise, my goal was to use their strengths to overcome their other areas of need. I found that with most of my students that “got their hands dirty” to fix their struggles, they became more confident with the new material. I currently use some of these concepts when I coach my 5 Godchildren, plus my nieces and nephews, some of which I am not biologically related. My areas of expertise are Math and Computer Science. Like I tell all my “students”… there is nothing we cannot figure out together. Thank you for taking the time in reading my profile.

  • Mrs. Catherine Foster

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    It's your lucky day if you need a little extra help with anything English! I'm an author with almost eighty titles in print, and I work as a professional editor, too. I have a passion for the written word, and I'd love to share that insider info with you. As a mom of five kids, one of who has a profound learning disability, I respect how differently we all absorb knowledge. Wherever you're at in your journey, let me show you how a few steps can open up a whole new world for you and your kids. Whether you want to be the next J.K. Rowling, just pass a spelling test or anything in between, I can definitely help!