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My philosophy of teaching is based on a desire to assist students to be academically successful. Therefore, I believe that academic success is a result of collaboration between the student and instructor, and open communication. It also implies that both the instructor and student have a responsibility to each other. The instructor to know the academic materials, know the student's strengths and weaknesses, and provide an individualized academic pathway for the student. The student's responsibilities include being prepared for the tutoring session, interact with the instructor, communicate openly, and ensure that their academic success is a priority for them. The parents or guardians are also an important aspect of academic success by supporting and encouraging the student academically.
My teaching experience is primarily in computer information systems with experience in teaching computer applications. Today's society requires understanding of and ability to use computer applications for personal, school, and work related activities. Also, a fundamental understanding of computer hardware, networking, databases, etc., are important for computer literacy. I also have experience teaching student success courses, which can be described as "first year college seminar" design to prepare students for the transition to higher education and practical life long skills, such as critical thinking and communications.
I sincerely hope that my philosophy of teaching/tutoring is attractive to some of you and your families. I am passionate about teaching and the classroom. Also, that my experience in computer applications and/or student success are areas that you are interested in improving or gaining skills in.
Jose V., Ph.D.
I have taught leadership and technical management courses at the post secondary school level. I have management experience supervising multimillion dollar technical departments, and have managed small business for several years.
As Dean of Academic Services, one of my duties was assisting students in identifying, refining, and planning their careers and related goals. Further, during my tenure as a faculty member at various institutions, student advising regarding career interests and skills was expected.
I served as Dean of Academic Services and have over 15 years experience as an instructor in higher education environments. Both positions required student advising and counseling. Further, I have been advising families and students regarding college and career preparation and college selection through a private counseling business since 2009.
I have developed several applications in Access, have had format training on Access, and have been an Access user for several years.
I am an end user and have instructed on the use of Microsoft Outlook since 2007. I have completed several Outlook related seminars during the last several years at Colorado State University and at my employment. I have taught several seminars on Outlook during the last couple of years for employees.
I have 30 years of experience in telephony and computer network design and implementation with a focus on network infrastructure design and project management.
I have taken formal training on public speaking during professional career. I have presented numerous regional and national conferences, and have taught at the college level for over 15 years.
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