Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Serving Soul--February 26th, 2011

"Be happy with what you have in this world or find the courage to go after what you want. All the talk in between either validates your true desires and passions to make your dreams a reality, or proves your indecision. Life is too short to second guess yourself and life is too precious to spend one moment in regret. Period."

~Bobby Ozuna | 2.26.2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

One more night until the "I-Tutor Math" FRACTIONS Workshop in Fort Worth, Texas!

There is still room available to register for the "I-Tutor Math" FRACTIONS Workshop in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, February 19th.

Registration/Workshop Details are below. Cash is easy, but you can bring a Money Order (leave blank).

Registration Starts @ 11:15
Workshop Begins @ 12:00
Drinks provided.
You can bring food and snacks.!!! (PLEASE BRING FOOD!!!)
Workshop Ends @ 4:30

Holiday Inn Express, (@ Western Center)
6351 North Freeway 76131

$25 per Family Unit (1 Adult + 1 Child) $15 for Each Additional Child
I will have paper and pencils.

If you need to contact me, please do so here. If you need to call me, provide your number and I will call you.

I hope to see you tomorrow at 11:15AM!

Bobby Ozuna

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bobby Ozuna interviews one-on-one with RizeMag.TV host, Elio Elizondo, Part II

Watch Part II of a 3-part series of interviews with your info-tainment source, Rizemag.TV and host, Elio Elizondo at Fort Worth's Esoterica Studios as I discuss, share and offer insight into my philosophy to teaching, mentoring, tutoring and also the details behind my work with my non-profit, READ3Zero.

(To watch this video from its original source on YouTube, click HERE).

This video brought to you by RizeMag.TV

....building an environment of household at a time...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bobby Ozuna interviews one-on-one with RizeMag.TV host, Elio Elizondo, Part I

Watch Part I of a 3-part series of interviews with your info-tainment source, Rizemag.TV and host, Elio Elizondo at Fort Worth's Esoterica Studios as I discuss, share and offer insight into my philosophy to teaching, mentoring, tutoring and also the details behind my work with my non-profit, READ3Zero.

(To watch this video from its original source on YouTube, click HERE).

This video brought to you by RizeMag.TV

....building an environment of household at a time...

Tutoring and Teaching Tips For Parents: Building the Environment of Learning

LEARNING requires two things: Attitude & Attempt.

Learning requires an attitude that says, "I will try" and it requires an approach that allows and encourages mistakes. Try telling your kids: "Let's see how many mistakes you can make" instead of saying, "Let's see if you can get this right."

Building an "Environment of Learning" in your home requires a NEW and DIFFERENT approach to teaching, tutoring and mentoring your children. Illiteracy is more than an inability to read, but rather an inability to comprehend what is being read, or what is being taught. To conquer what I call mathematical illiteracy, it will require a different approach to mastering mathematical skills.

Teaching can easily conjure negativity from a student, even from adults, because teaching can easily be misconstrued as "telling me what to do." If you are going to establish a new method, philosophy and approach to helping your child (or children/adults/pupils) learn, then you need to learn how to remove negative stigmas associated with 'telling people what to do.' When you opt to use a mentoring or coaching approach to teaching, you are thereby allowing yourself and your student(s) to receive the information in a more positive way because mentors and coaches HELP without lecturing. A coach or mentor will show us what we did wrong, by encouraging and establishing a faith in our ability to get it right. Lecturing loses focus and lecturing can easily tune people out. None of us like being "told what to do." But, showing someone HOW and WHY to do something, while encouraging mistakes, because you know in time they will get it right, helps relieve the tension and stress associated with having to be perfect all the time.

I encourage my pupils to make as many mistakes as they wish, thereby freeing their mind and focus. Encouraging someone to try something, without fear of reprimand for "not doing it right" helps maintain the positive--I can do it!--attitude and it encourages multiple attempts at failure, which is really a key ingredient to success. You cannot succeed at anything until you have done it wrong so many times, that it becomes impossible later for you to get it wrong. As I am fond of saying, "We learn how to ride a bike because we have fallen so many times." Also, "you never learn how to hit the ball, until you become the kid who is always striking out."

When you encourage a student to make mistakes, by showing them how and why something is or isn't WORKING (as opposed to telling someone how or why something isn't RIGHT) you give them back the creative freedom to LEARN. Allowing a child to think for themselves is critical to retaining the knowledge necessary to comprehend something. We only learn the stove is hot, not after we've been told it is, but after we've touched it. A student/child/adult learner needs to be shown how to do something, and then given a free pass to try it, make a mistake, make adjustments, adapt and correct it, with your mentoring and coaching. This is the embodiment of learning.

Allowing a child/student/pupil to challenge you in your process is just as vital. We have become a society of "do what I say, because I said so" when in reality, we need to change this approach, especially in mathematics, because like fundamental math (problems) there is always more than one way to get the right answer. Encouraging a child to challenge the process teaches them how to become visionaries, to see things differently, try a new method, and discover a way that works best, all for the sake of mastering an element--with homework, in the classroom or in Life.

I challenge and encourage you to break loose of the philosophy that a child has to do homework because "you said so" but rather encourage your child/student/pupil to make mistakes, with you by their side, coaching them, mentoring them and challenging them to think freely or creatively, all for the sake of proper learning.

...building an environment of learning, one household at a time...

~Bobby Ozuna
Vice-President/Co-Founder, READ3Zero Non-Profit Literacy Foundation
Writer. Motivational Speaker. Tutor

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bobby Ozuna discusses the upcoming READ3Zero "I-Tutor Math" Fractions Workshop on

The upcoming READ3Zero "I-Tutor Math" FRACTIONS Workshop for Parents & Children, grades 5th through 8th is coming to Fort Worth, Texas!

For information regarding registration, contact Bobby Ozuna HERE.

...building an establishment of learning, one household at a time...

~Bobby Ozuna
Co-Founder, READ3Zero
Writer. Motivational Speaker. Tutor

Friday, February 11, 2011

What does it take to help educate our children?

Recently, I was asked my professional opinion in regards to educating our children.

The question: What will it take to better educate our children?

My Response:
It will take each of us. The more we get involved with learning, to better help & SERVE our children's needs at home, the easier it will be to teach them new things. When we make it OUR job to teach them, our children will learn to conquer the world.
On the 19th of February, YOU can participate in a movement, an attitude and an approach to educating OUR children, with my non-profit's new math workshops designed to help teach PARENTS and their CHILDREN how to conquer basic, fundamental maath skills.

The READ3Zero Non-Profit Literacy Foundation's NEW  "I-Tutor Math" Fractions Workshop is open to any and all parents with children in grades 5th through 8th. The cost is ONLY $25 per family unit ( 1 adult + 1 child) and we will learn to master basic Fractions together...thereby creating what I call: An Environment of Learning.
I need YOUR help to help OUR children....because OUR children, are OUR future.

If you are local to the Tarrant County (greater Fort Worth, Texas) area and you would like more information or would like to participate in this 4.5 hour workshop with a child, grades 5th through 8th, please contact me HERE.

The READ3Zero "I-Tutor Math" FRACTIONS Workshop!

...building an Environment of household at a time...

Bobby Ozuna
Writer. Motivational Speaker. Teacher

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Here it is, finally, a cure for depression!

Stop being depressed.

Repeat this to yourself until you convince your mind of this truth and thereby quit acting, doing, performing, behaving, thinking, plotting, determining, arguing, contemplating, or anything else on behalf of a depressive state of mind, which is just that, a state of mind.


Bobby Ozuna

How Do You Know You Are On The Right Path?

You want to know how you're on the "right path?" When people come into your lives, on parallel and similar paths, who are doing and sharing a vision similar to yours...and without effort, your visions come together to bless the masses. There is no easier validation than that.

We are meant to serve a greater purpose, greater than fancy purses, fancy shoes, fancy cars or homes, or credit scores...none of this means anything at the end of the day, when compared to what you can offer the world, or a single person in relation to helping mentor and council others to better their lives. And when people come into your life, with the same heart and desire, the same passion to help others, it is, by all means a divine appointment of greater cause...and it is your validation that you are truly living the life you were meant and purposed to fulfill.

Faith is an action word and it is not bound to a particular religion or philosophy or ideology, but instead, a word used to describe the action you take on behalf of a thought or belief (system). Having the courage to abandon all fear, knowing you may make a fool of yourself, oftentimes is the first act of genius.

As I tell my students...dare to be different...dare to dream...dare to do the the rest of us can dare to dream the impossible.

...serving the soul of humanity...

~Bobby Ozuna
Writer. Speaker. Teacher.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

READ3Zero Literacy Foundation Announces NEW Math Workshop Series for Adults & Children!

READ3Zero "I-Tutor Math" FRACTIONS Workshop for Adults & Children (5th~8th grade)

READ3Zero "I-Tutor Math" FRACTIONS Workshop for Parents & Kids (5th~8th grade)

This workshop is designed to help parents learn how to better facilitate FRACTIONS at home, and also teach the child how to master basic fractions by teaching their parents. The concept is to learn together, thereby creating an 'environment of learning' in the home.

*Drinks will be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring food and snacks.
Pencils, scratch paper and handouts will be provided for this event.*

Topics / Workshop Outline

  • Introduction (30 Mins)
  • Math Review and Warm Up (30 Mins)
  • BREAK (15 Mins)
  • Adding & Subtracting Fractions w/Different Denominators (40 Mins)
  • Adding & Subtracting Fractions w/Same Denominators (40 Mins)
  • BREAK (15 Mins)
  • Multiplying Fractions (15 Mins)
  • Dividing Fractions (15 Mins)
  • BREAK (15 Mins)
  • Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers (15 Mins)
  • Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions (15 Mins)
  • Debrief (10 Mins)
  • Close-Q&A (Open)

The cost for this workshop is discounted at 50% OFF! The cost PER FAMILY UNIT (one adult + one child) is only $25!!!

You can RSVP by contacting me directly via Facebook or via email HERE.

Payment can be made at the door for $25 cash (bring exact change please) or if you prefer, a PayPal link can be provided.

Thank you for helping us create an environment of learning and master mathematical elements in the home!

~Bobby Ozuna
Vice-President & Co-Founder, READ3Zero Literacy Foundation for Kids

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