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I believe that teaching is the greatest profession in the world. After spending 15 plus years in the computer industry and the same number of years in the classroom, I have found that I have always loved teaching. Whether explaining to IBM customers how to load programming fixes or instructing students how to divide mixed numbers, teaching is a gift. Like an athlete, a person “has it” or “they don’t!” I am teacher and I love it!
My philosophy of teaching is to provide understanding of the subject matter and/or problem at hand. “Knowledge is easy to those who understand.” That is what I strive to do in the classroom on a daily basis – make knowledge understandable.
Currently, I instruct Native American adults on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Most of the adults dropped out of school during 8th grade. I am part of a government grant called Family and Child Education, FACE. I not only tutor adult learners in academics such as Language Arts, Reading and Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics, but also, I provide job skills such as computer literacy and resume writing, along with helping these adults focus on parental skills.
I have two B.S. degrees: Christian Education, and Elementary Education. I am also certified in Arizona as a teacher of Elementary Education and certified as a middle school and high school teacher of American and World History.
I have over 12 years classroom experience and over 7 years tutoring high school and adult students. I am currently enrolled in an M.Ed. program in Curriculum and Instruction at Concordia University.
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