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Teacher goes from lessons to life skills

Amy Gordon is using her extensive experience and passion for teaching help kids at Life Skills in ACTion. Photo courtesy of Life Skills in ACTion.
Published May 25, 2016

As an elementary school teacher in the Tampa Bay area for 20 years, Amy Gordon knows firsthand the challenges and struggles that kids face on a daily basis.

"Kids feel overwhelmed," said Gordon. "They think they have to be experts in everything."

Gordon is using her extensive experience and passion for teaching to help kids in another way. Having recently stepped away from teaching, Gordon started Life Skills in ACTion, a life skills and tutoring center for kids and teens.

Beginning in June, she will host weekly group seminars on a variety of topics, such as study skills, goal setting and personal development.

Life Skills in ACTion's services are designed to help kids and teens learn skills that will guide them to succeed both in and out of the classroom.

"In education, the thing that makes our children successful is when someone is in that child's corner, and you get behind them and encourage them to do their best," Gordon said.

She will cover topics that include time management, commitment to tasks, organizational tips and test-taking skills. Other seminars include cyber life and social etiquette. In addition to seminars, parents can request individual appointments and academic tutoring for their child, based on their particular needs.

Life Skills in ACTion seminars are held at 17718 Hunting Bow Circle in Lutz, and at 2754 Windguard Circle, Suite 101, in Wesley Chapel. For more information, visit lifeskillsinaction.com or call (813) 907-1033.

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