You have to learn a new skill. Do you prefer to read about it, watch someone else do it, hear someone describe it, or try it yourself?
Not only am I a “Hands on Learner”, I also teach the same way. This post is just above two about my newest student. It fits in so nicely.
There was a time back in the stone ages when I was just going through a divorce and could not afford to have plumbers, carpenters or electricians coming to the house to fix things. So, I went to the local B.O.C.E.S. and took a Basic Electronics I & II Course. If some basic wiring went wrong in the house or I had to change an outlet, a switch or wanted to upgrade a lamp I could.
The local hardware store was wonderful. They were only a phone call away. My plumbing woes were solved. I would walk in with a diagram of what was wrong and what I needed with the measurements and they would talk me through it with all the supplies. If I hit a glitch when I got home, the speaker phone was on speed dial.
Since I did not own a car and had a really long driveway and an empty garage, a friend of mine asked if I would like to make some extra cash. Hmm. Single mom, two teenage daughters and lots of formal dances to go to… First question, what am I doing? Second Question, Is it totally legal?
He changed out engines and his hands were so big that it was difficult to get into different areas. I was his extra pair of hands. With a set of overhauls and hair in a hat, I climbed into the truck. With a can of WD40, I could loosen anything and get into the areas that were tiny with my long fingers.
When my daughters were older, I found myself going back to college as I needed some type of degree to get a decent job. To work while I was going to school was difficult. I decided to tutor while going to school. I was supposed to tutor Anatomy and Physiology however, I found myself tutoring Computer 101 and English as well as Spanish.
Now I am taking my domestic skills and teaching others with a hands on approach.
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