I am a good teacher. But given the opportunity to teach subjects of my choice, I am transformed into a great, dynamic teacher. I am a massage therapist by trade. I am semi-retired and now do more teaching than massaging people. I graduated in 1987 from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, completing over 500 hours of training, becoming a certified licensed full time massage therapist.
My training consisted of anatomy, physiology, biology, pathology, psychology, massage techniques, fitness, body toning, kinesiology, shiatsu and foot reflexology. I focused in on basic Swedish massage, shiatsu, fitness and body toning. I became proficient in these and gifted I designed a basic massage training course and began teaching small groups. I submitted my course material to the Chicago Community Colleges and was hired in 1996. I currently teach fourteen hours a week now.
Tutoring: I offer an after class tutoring program named study hall practice sessions. I put students through drills and exercises to condition them to do massage. I conduct a study hall session once a week for two hours, using a dance routine to the sound of pop music to make the routine fun.
I graduated from George Williams College with a BS degree in physical education and health education. I learned how to teach exercises, bodybuilding and weight lifting. Shortly after college I began weightlifting and building my body up to the point that I was encouraged to enter into a bodybuilding contest. I taught bodybuilding at a Salvation Army gym, and taught one-on-one training. I have received several certificates, awards and trophies from students and various organizations.
My course consists of how to knowledge that can't be found in massage schools. I love massage, and I teach from my heart because I've been there and done that. I have two courses, Basic Swedish Massage parts 1 and 2 and the advanced course, Therapeutic 1 and 2. My training methods are my own DVDs with me demonstrating all of the techniques.
My tutoring approach is first to be a good example that I practice what I teach.
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