Jack of Trades was formed as a business entity in January of 2006. It is the brainchild of its owner and founder Darrell S. Watson. In January of 1999, Watson decided to re-attend college as a nontraditional student in education and mathematics. On discovering his high competency in mathematics and language arts, Watson began a freelance tutoring and editorial service as an avocation. Watson was later hired by Cleveland State University as a Trio tutor and then by other organizations for his tutorial services.
Mathematics, Writing & Reading
Feeling a growing demand for tutorial services in general and mathematics in particular, Watson embarked on creating his own company centered on tutorial services in mathematics. Watson is ranked among the top 4% of tutors on Tutor.com. Also, he is Wyzant certified in 10 different math areas. Watson has earned a two-year educator’s license and two five-year substitute teacher’s licenses to teach integrated mathematics. Recently, he has earned a four year adult education permit to teach mathematics.
In 2018, he had a challenging position with East Preparatory Academy as a middle school mathematics teacher and reading coach. He has also taught mathematics at Shaw High School in East Cleveland, Ohio and Horizon Science Academy, a blue ribbon Cleveland, Ohio charter school. His teaching subjects were Intervention Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, AP Calculus, College Prep., and ACT-SAT Math. Watson was a pivotal performer in the improved performance of East Preparatory Academy, as well as both Shaw High School in the 2007-2008 school year and his brief stint at Horizon Science Academy.
Along with his focus on mathematics, Watson is a decorated writer, winning two scholarships with a creative writing part for each; and also, helping others to win scholarships through his editorial efforts. He has edited many works, ranging from manuscripts to simple research papers. His work in this area has made him a heralded freelance editor. Of note, Darrell Watson is becoming a popular writer on Quora.com(https://www.quora.com/quoraplus?ch=10&invite_code&share=2ef9cd85)and is on a pace to have more than one million viewers into the next year (2023). And he has also established himself as a Paid-Writer. Not only does Watson have natural ability in these areas of editing and writing, but is also heavily credentialed. Watson has certification from Cleveland State University as a technical writer. In addition, he has several credentials from ExpertRating.com and Brainbench.com; which certify his high competency as an editor and skill with language, usage, spelling, and vocabulary.
Watson did a brief stint as a reading coach with a competitor years ago and also at East Preparatory Academy. He is recognized by Wyzant.com as a certified reading coach after passing their rigorous reading examination. Now, he is re-establishing himself as a low cost alternative to high priced reading specialists. There is no skill more essential to work productivity and self-esteem than the ability to read.
For those potential clients that aren't in the Cleveland metropolitan area. Darrell Watson can be reached and hired through the Wyzant.com web portal for online tutoring or by prepaid contractual agreement through the Skype portal or Zoom.com. Please contact me through email for additional information.
Job & Career Coaching
Job & Career Coaching
Upon leaving his first teaching job in June of 2008, Darrell Watson has spent countless hours researching the job market and refining his job-hunting skills. Now, he wants to help you with the knowledge he has gained.
For those people not familiar with computers or those who don’t have modern job-hunting skills, Jack of Trades is offering help. Darrell Watson is recognized as an elite resume and cover letter writer by ExpertRating.com. Watson has become a contributing writer for Job Advice, CVs & Resumes on Quora.com. He has excellent end user computer skills and your job search is in
good hands at a good price. In addition, Watson is a noted wordsmith and is incredibly skilled in the use of language to articulate goals and dreams.
Jack of Trades will set up job agents for you, create effective resumes and cover letters, aid you with effective tactics for assessment tests, and help you survey and use reputable job apps and websites.
In addition, Watson is recognized as having expert ability in creating LinkedIn profiles and was certified by ExpertRating.com in Social Media Marketing. If you need help there's a place you can turn and that is Jack of Trades.
Jack of Trades offers paralegal services to attorneys in the areas of trial practice, contracts, corporations, bankruptcy, legal research, and intellectual properties. Watson has achieved national certification as an ACP (Advanced Certified Paralegal)* from the NALA.
Though some lawyers are unfamiliar with this designation, it is one of the highest and most prestigious in the profession. Since its inception in 2006 to August of 2018, only about 3,500 paralegals have successfully earned the ACP credential. That's approximately 1%
of all working paralegals in the USA.
This, along with doing work for a criminal law office for about seven years, means Watson is uniquely qualified to help attorneys navigate difficult legal terrain. Watson has also made a concerted effort at continuing education by attending legal seminars mostly sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association. He has accumulated about 150 CLE credits as a paralegal attending these courses.
It is extremely rare for a paralegal to possess extensive legal knowledge, high research capacity, and the editing and writing skills of a professional AP or Chicago style journalist.
Watson is a former tournament chess player and instructor with over 1800 verified victories on Chess.com and World Chess Live. At this present time, Darrell Watson is a member of the Champion Division League on Chess.com. He had an achieved Glicko rating of 1716 on the United States Chess Federation sponsored World Chess Live. This rating was equivalent to an Expert chess player ranking. That ranking placed Watson in the top 5% of adult tournament chess players at the time. And the top 1% of chess players overall in the United States. In the United States there are approximately 15 million casual to serious chess players.
He has defeated both experts and master level players and has demonstrated excellence as a tactical player with a high rating of 1961 in tactical themes over 14,000 scenarios on Chess.com and a tactical rating of 2060 on LiChess.org. He also taught chess in schools for a nonprofit organization called Progress with Chess. He is experienced in teaching students from elementary school-age children to adults in retirement. Recently, Darrell Watson was hired to administer the chess programs at two inner city libraries, one on the near east-side of Cleveland, Ohio in the Glenville area and the other is in East Cleveland, Ohio. The program in East Cleveland has resumed. Also, he is the prospective chess coach for the Noble Road Library in Cleveland Hts, starting in March of 2023. He is the founder of a chess club that initially started in the Border's bookstore in Cleveland Heights and continues to this day at another location. Darrell Watson is recognized as a certified chess coach by Wyzant.com, Also, the USCF, the most prestigious U.S. affiliate, recognizes him as a level 1 and a level 2 certified chess coach, and as an USCF Club Level Tournament Director until 2022.
Finally, Jack of Trades does pocket billiards instruction. Watson is a local champion pocket billiards player. He won the Wickliffe Lanes Pool League in January of 2017 . And he also participated in the now defunct Jillian’s Pool League for more than a decade, with a 1st place finish in 2001 and finishing 3rd in 2008. He has placed as high as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in some local individual pool tournaments.
Watson has been privileged to teach novice pool players in the past and he takes a formulaic approach to his instruction. He starts with the rules of play and then elevates to shot making and then tactics and strategy. His background in education makes him more ideally suited to teach the novice player the intricate aspects of pocket billiards than maybe a more gifted player who has little to no experience in educational psychology or instructional methods.