Hello, My first name is David--but I go by Mike, my middle name. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Morehead State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. I taught Upward Bound classes to high school students at Morehead State University, and I have worked as an instructor in the Adult Ed Department at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. My primary focus has been teaching English as a second language classes to students from other countries, but I also have a good grasp of math, economics, writing, and more general subjects, too. I have worked as a tutor at Morehead State, helping college students with various subjects, and I have assisted many students in writing papers, including their theses for master's degrees. I have also worked as a substitute teacher in the public school system.
I have found that with almost any subject, if the student will show me the part of the textbook that deals with the subject in question, I can quickly help the student to understand the material and master it. In most cases, when a student is struggling, it is due to an inability to grasp some concept, very often a simple one; I am good at looking at things in different ways and helping students find the way that works for their own learning style.
I have attended a number of colleges and universities and graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Morehead State University in 2004. In addition to business classes, I have taken humanities, creative writing, technical writing, plus classes in philosophy and the arts. I have taken over 20 semester hours of photography at the university level, and I am a professional photographer who has had numerous solo shows as well as entries in a large number of group shows, including many juried shows.
During my time as an instructor with Bluegrass Community and Technical College, I participated as one of 20 educators statewide in a year-long pilot program to study the effects of reading on students' language proficiency. During this process, I received extensive training in methods and materials that can be used to increase reading comprehension, speed, grammar proficiency, and other aspects of the reading experience that carry over into general language learning.
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