I love teaching. The joy when a student understands, when a student "gets it", is like no other joy on earth for a teacher. I teach English, reading, creative writing, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, k-6, test taking, study skills. I work well with either children or adults (and everything in between).
I teach gifted students and those who have various challenges including dyslexic students, those with ADHD and other learning problems and everyone in between.
Okay, so I'm not exactly a young spring chicken. I have more than 40 years experience teaching. However, I am fresh and new in my ideas, but not so avant garde as to make students uncomfortable. I LOVE teaching. I make learning fun and most important, I keep students engaged, enthusiastic, and motivated. I teach both adults and children and in case you haven't figured it out yet, I love, absolutely LOVE teaching. To me, teaching isn't a job -- it's a privilege. I believe that teaching isn't just a profession, it's an art form. My students tell me that when I work with them, the passion. the pleasure, the absolute joy that I feel for teaching is obvious.
In addition to tutoring both children and adults, I also have been a musician for most of my life. One of my degrees is in music education and performance and I therefore also teach piano, and subjects related to music.
I hold a bachelor's degree from Florida International University (with highest honors) and have completed all the class work from University of Miami for a Master's degree with distinction. I lecture extensively in and around Miami about my views on teaching and learning which the media has called controversial and revolutionary. I have written 6 literary works (5 of which have been published by Warner Brothers). These are the Husky Gang Teaches... series and includes both stories, CD's with songs and teaching. My sixth book, Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn't Have To! was published by Rowman and Littlefield. Practicing Sucks, in a lighthearted, fun manner, offers hundreds of tips, ideas and suggestions about how to learn music 2 to 4 times faster, with greater success, less frustration and a whole lot more enjoyment.
I believe that EVERYONE can learn easier, faster, better and accomplish more in less time if they know the tricks about how to learn. I help them do that. I am gentle, patient, demanding but never demeaning, dependable and very prompt.
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