I have a BA from Chicago State University. I worked towards Bilingual Education K-9 but graduated early. I work for Valley View School District (365U).
I have an AS from Robert Morris College in Data Processing. I am a published poet and author of short fiction. I have worked for large companies such as MCI, McDonalds (Management), and ACNielsen.
I have volunteered for over 25 years in some capacity for the Chicago Public Library.
My plan is to attain a Masters in Education and will be enrolled to do so by Fall 2016.
I have been tutoring for over 25 years, the thrust of it being in chess, Math, and Language Arts. In chess, I have taught and tutored over 1000 children and adults, a few that attained state and national honors and titles.
My philosophy regarding teaching any subject is to build a foundation using the student's prior knowledge, teaching methods as the support, skills and abilities as the mortar, and new connections that criss-cross as many areas of knowledge possible as the bricks. A mixture of dynamic and fun activities and conventional methods drive home the lessons to be learned.
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