Bryan Thomas graduated with a Masters in Management from Willamette University in 2002. While pursuing other business interests during the day time, he has kept up the tutoring as a source of additional income and for the sheer fulfillment that teaching provides.
Bryan's background includes an undergraduate degree in business management, and a minor in Portuguese and Communications. He worked previously as a trainer in a large language school with an intensive program where he taught Portuguese for two years. He worked directly with 70 students and indirectly as a substitute and a large group trainer for 100's more. Initially Bryan started this position teaching classes of 10, however it became obvious quickly that he was gifted at teaching students. He seemed to have the knack for explaining difficult concepts in ways that were easy to understand.
His day job working as a consultant in organizational design provides him with numerous useful examples to share with students.
Bryan is quite skilled at surveying people and determining what is the most effective way that individuals learn. This skill is key for Bryan and for the tutoring service. Most teachers have a set way of teaching the material, from years of teaching the same curriculum, year in and year out. Bryan has always searched for the best way to teach the individual. When the person does not respond well to one methods he immediately changes methods looking for a more effective way.
6.1 Personnel Plan
Bryan's Tutoring Service is currently a one man show. Bryan is able to have flexible hours with his day job, therefore he is able to serve students in the evening, on weekends, as well as during the day as needed. This business plan is being written to maintain the status quo.
Bryan enjoys the time he spends tutoring. While he has a limited amount of time to tutor, it is ample for now. There is the possibility of training tutors in the future to allow the business to serve more clients, however, this would take Bryan away from his passion of teaching so this option seems unlikely.