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I am a dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the academic growth and development of every learner, whether child or adult. I am an accommodating and versatile individual with the talent to develop inspiring hands-on lessons that will breed success. I have the aptitude to remain flexible, ensuring that every student’s learning styles and abilities are addressed. I possess superior interpersonal and communication skills to foster meaningful relationships with students, and parents as the occasion warrants. I have demonstrated the ability to consistently individualize instruction, based on each student's needs and interests.
I am committed to the highest standard of professional ethics and the standards of practice. I am a self-directed, action-oriented professional with over 20 years of experience in education and community service. I possess proven abilities in problem solving, people management and motivation. I describe myself as a self-starter with high energy enabling maximum and efficient work under pressure. I am also very accustomed to working in a multicultural environment that emphasizes inclusion.
I am an enthusiastic, committed educator with innate ability to understand and motivate both children and adults. I work to create a cooperative community in the classroom as well as on a one-on-one basis with a student. I am very skilled in adapting to students' diverse learning styles.
I embrace teaching as an opportunity to inspire and empower the students who enter into my classroom. The ultimate goal of my teaching philosophy is to enhance student learning as a transformative experience. I try to find ways for my students to become more personally engaged with the all the learning materials and to understand how the specific subject matter is directly relevant to their own lives. Constantly gaining greater understanding of the wide diversity of learning styles and personal experiences is the key to enhancing this relationship of learning and the individual student’s life journey.
Over the years I have discovered that the process of learning is a complex process, which is individual, content and context specific. As a teacher, I pay attention to all these factors and work hard to be flexible in each new teaching/learning environment, striving to adapt my approach to teaching according to the needs of the current group of learners, the specific subject matter, and the environmental setting. I believe that it is crucial for teachers to cultivate learning partnerships with students. This learning partnership is a two-way proposition. The student’s part of the proposition is to come prepared to learn, and my part is to create an interactive environment that engages the student in the learning process.
I am a seasoned instructor in the areas of history, especially in the areas of American history, as well as European history from ancient Greece to modern times. I have experience in teaching subjects in business, math through algebra, economics, English, writing, composition, philosophy, social studies, art history, and college counseling. I am an Adjunct Professor for Tiffin University and for Brandman University in the university programs of Management, MBA, Human Resource Management, Organizational Leadership, and Organizational Development.
I am an Adjunct Professor for Tiffin University and for Brandman University in the university programs of Management, MBA, Human Resource Management, Organizational Leadership, and Organizational Development. I have 25+ years experience in senior management positions in the telecommunications, local government, nonprofit, education, and financial management sectors. For two years I also was an Adjunct Professor for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, in the areas Project Management, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Leadership.
I was a student adviser for adult learners in both Bachelors and Masters Degree programs at the Moreno Valley Campus of Brandman University from October, 2007 until August 2010. I was the program coordinator for three graduate programs from 2004 to 2005 at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.
I am self taught over the last 25 years about the making of films, screenwriting, film production, the history of films from the silent era to this day. I am conversant about various film genres, such as Film Noir, Westerns, Science Fiction, like Alien, Blade Runner, etc., Screen Epics like Gone with the Wind, The Big Country, Gladiator, Ben Hur, etc. I am familiar with the works of Director like John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Ridley Scott, Marin Scorcese, Steven Spielberg, David Lean, etc.
I have been a CEO of a private project management consulting firm for over 20 years and have had to market my services to a variety of potential customers. I have been an adjunct instructor in the Business/Management disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels teaching courses that include the general principles of marketing and customer service.
I have been a CEO for a national non-profit organization which required continuous involvement in the marketing the organizational brand.
I have been an adult educator for over 10 years. I have taught courses in Business, Management, History, Organizational Leadership and Development, and Human Resource Management. Besides being the subject matter instructor, I have helped my students improve their writing, reading, and research skills. I have also participated in student writing labs. Finally, I have worked with my students on how to prepare for tests.
I believe that this experience qualifies me to help tutor students in "study skills."
Excellent Tutor, Highly recommend — Professor P is an excellent tutor, I highly recommend him. My daughter has improved and raised her grade thanks to his effective way of teaching. He is able to captivate her interest in the subject by teaching in a story telling matter. He brings the history to life. He also is very resourceful in providing her with big amounts of efficient reading material, maps, videos, and pictures. He genu ...
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