Hello! I would like to introduce myself to you as a teacher who both likes to inspire and be inspired. My masters degree in Transpersonal Studies has enabled me to connect with students in a way that we are able to understand each other. Everyone has different learning styles and ways of looking at the world around them. I believe teaching to be a tool in which to bring out the best in a student, encourage the spark within to shine and allow for growth through learning.
My teaching style encompasses passion, compassion for the needs of the student, listening to the challenges and creating sustainable solutions. I am a combination of demonstrator and facilitator.
As a demonstrator my style is teacher-centred with an emphasis on demonstration and modeling. With this type of teaching I act as a role model by demonstrating skills and processes and then as a coach/guide helping students develop and apply these skills and knowledge. I show my students how to properly do a task or work through a problem and then I'll help them master the task or problem. It's important that my students can independently solve similar problems by using and adapting demonstrated methods. I am interested in encouraging student participation and adapting their presentation to include various learning styles. Students are expected to take some responsibility for learning what they need to know and for asking for help when they don't understand something.
As a facilitator I focus on activities. This teaching style emphasizes student-centered learning and there is much more responsibility placed on the students to take the initiative for meeting the demands of various learning tasks. This type of teaching style works best for students who are comfortable with independent learning and who can actively participate and collaborate with other students. I design learning situations and activities that require student processing and application of course content in creative and original ways.
My Educational Background:
Atlantic University, Transpersonal Studies, Masters 2009
East Carolina University, Business Vocation and Technical Education, BS 1986
I have been teaching courses in a variety of areas including stress management, sustained focus, meditation and keys to success. I am looking to help students by expanding my teaching skills into the tutoring environment.
I love to see the success of my students when they overcome fear and broaden their awareness. By building self esteem and confidence I can create a way for students to learn and grow.
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