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I am a highly motivated, creative, and hard working teacher who is also very passionate about teaching. In my twenty years of teaching, I have taught piano and music theory; as well as SAT subjects to hundreds of students ranging from age 3 to 83 (for music). During this time I have prepared my music students who have successfully sat and passed several examinations, both in piano and theory; while tutoring middle and high school students for the Critical Reading, Essay and Grammar tests for their SAT. In my approach to teaching I make the room for versatility, in that while I like to use a certain method; I will make any adjustments that are needed to help my students reach their goals.
I have a keen interest in creative writing, writing articles, poetry and short stories. I like to write about our prodigious brain, memory, education, parenting and family; since these issues are congruent to my protocol.
But my interest extend beyond these to include a love for all of the things in nature like the flowers, plants, trees, mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, waterfalls, the sun, the moon, the stars, the rain, the snow, the glaciers, etc.
My motto is "Every student can learn". My mission is to help each student develop his / her ability to reach their fullest potential.
I am an avid reader and teacher with a reading list that covers most of the standard literature of the Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods. Some of the favorite novels I read and reviewed during my college years are: Emma; Jane Eyre; The Canterbury Tales; Great Expectations; Oliver Twist; The Return of The Native; The Sand Castle; Lark rise to Candle-ford; Lady Chatterley's Lover; and Uncle Tom's Cabin, to name just a few.
For the elementary and middle schools level my list includes most of the Children favorites: Moby Dick, The Liberation Of Gabriel King, Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Animal Farm, Gone With the Wind, The Blacker the Berry, and The Tell Tale Heart, among others. Not only have I read extensively, but I'm also an internet blogger and writer of several internet articles. I like to write about our prodigious brain, our memory, parenting, Teaching the Young Mind - topics that congruent to my protocol.
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