Congrats to Our November 2019 Instructor of The Month – Starla McCollum

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We’re happy to announce the winner of November 2019’s Instructor of the month – Starla McCollum! Starla has been working with us for over two years and loves Hondros’ “welcoming and supportive staff.” She was originally drawn to work at Hondros when a co-worker at her insurance company suggested she apply. Starla relished “the opportunity to teach insurance” as well as “being able to fulfill my passion in assisting new students obtain the license in insurance.”

Her three words to describe Hondros are:Starla McCollum - Edited

  1. Professional
  2. Informative
  3. Successful

Her advice to recently-hired instructors is “be prepared to know the material as well as teach the material based on your specific audience.”

“Your word is your bond” – Starla McCollum

More about her students, she also enjoys “the satisfaction in helping our students obtain their insurance license and pursue their careers.” But, her favorite part about working with  us is “the freedom to share my business experiences working in the insurance field and use those experiences in the lesson plan.”

Her advice to students is to learn “not to second guess yourself when intimidating circumstances arise – stay positive.”

Being able to balance ambitions with reality is the most important thing Starla has learned in the last five years, along with her top three career lessons:

  1. The importance of talking with people – networking
  2. Patience
  3. Being a good listener

Ultimately, Starla defines success as “being happy with what you are doing.”

Thank you, Starla, for helping our student achieve new heights in their careers. You are an asset to Hondros as you continuously strive to better assist the growing generation of students.

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