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I have taught American History and California History in both the high school and college arenas. I have an MA in US History from USF(1973) and have guided several high school and college students in doing papers, studying for finals, etc.
I have taught ESL for over 20 years to all age levels and several different nationalities. In addition, I have taught English grammar and composition at both the high school and college levels.
I have taught ESL students from just about every corner of the world over the past 20 years. In addition, I have devised a placement test for our district (Jefferson Union High School District) in Daly City, CA. It has been used over the past 10 years to place new arrivals in their correct level. I speak Spanish fluently, but also am able to use some Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Russian, and Mandarin to communicate with students.
I have also developed curriculum for the following levels of ESL/ESOL; Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Throughout my high school teaching career from 1969-1992, I was the varsity golf coach at Archbishop Riordan High School. This necessitated that I was very familiar with the game, all the rules, and was able to give lessons to beginning golfers when needed. I have been an avid golfer for many years and am now back in the coaching arena. This spring, I coached the Riordan JV Golf team and have tried to renew the excitement of the game with Freshmen and Sophomores. I hope to continue doing this next spring. I have seen young people become pretty good golfers. A case in point-- Ed Campos, long-time pro at San Francisco Club, was a member of the Riordan Golf Team that I coached in 1969 and 1970.
In addition to having taught English/ESL to several different nationalities and age groups, I feel one of my strongest suits is English grammar. I have been a bit of a "martinet" in regard to my students using correct grammar in their speech and writing patterns. How we speak and write says volumes about us. I can help all age levels with their grammar issues and problems.
I am able to correct any document, essay, or other piece of writing in the following areas: grammar, spelling, sentence structure, paragraph logic, etc. The objective of my proofing would be to make the finished product easy to follow for both reader and listener. In addition, it would be in accord with basic English grammar rules.
I have an MA in Spanish and have taught all levels of this wonderful language. I have worked with all ages from the very young through those in their 70's. I am now retired from full-time, having taught 25+ years in high school and 10+ years at the community college and college levels. I currently teach two classes for adults in Pacifica and Half Moon Bay. The classes are called "Survival Spanish" for those who want to learn enough to be more comfortable in an Hispanic workplace. But I can also offer intense immersion classes when needed.
Bob has worked with all nationalities while teaching all levels of ESL for several years. He has also worked with students studying for the TOEFL Exam. The TOEFL Exam is recognized around the world as a valid instrument of non-native's knowledge of English. He has helped several people pass this test on their way to a college education.
I have taught English and AP English at Riordan High School where I worked for 25 years. In addition I also work with community college and college students. In addition to my MA in Spanish and US History, I have another degree in English and ESL.