Resume, References, and a CV are available upon request.I have had many years of teaching experience on the elementary through post-secondary level (college and university). I have taught students from Puerto Rico, South America, China, Japan, and the Ukraine. I have tutored many students with learning and language problems, (Dyslexia). Have taught and tutored: math, advanced math, statistics, biology, SAT, GRE, GED etc. I have a laptop computer with MS Office Suite, Statistical Programs and Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice Recognition installed, and a scientific graphing calculator. I have a flexible schedule, can travel, can tutor on weekends, and my last tutoring experience at Plymouth State University. My BA was from the University of Connecticut, with additional course work at Southern Connecticut State University, Wesleyan University (Yale's Brain Lab), MIT, kinesiology, and NYU's Graduate Medical School (neuropsychology). I am an honors student and a member of Psi Chi. i have many years of teaching experience, in many states, and therefore have passed criminal checks in CT. VT. NC, MA. FLA, ME. and NH. in addition, I have taken courses and have certificates (New York) in the Identification, Reporting and Treatment of Child and Elder Abuse. I am presently writing a book on child abuse, "Another Turn of the Screw"
My teaching experience in addition to teaching (Adjunct Faculty) at Marist College in New York (computer science and MS applications, Word, Power Point), Saint Basil's College in Stamford, CT. (computer science and MS office Suite Applications) and biology), Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT (human biology, A&P, labs), Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT (IT and college algebra) and Plymouth State University (PASS Office, humasn biology, A&P, Kinesiology, and Social Statistics), also included working with the AmeriCorps Program in Charlotte, NC with IBM (Project First) and CMS, at Eastway Middle School (reported by NPR's Afternoon Edition), for research conducted by students, Spencer Elementary School, in Middletown, CT with 4th and 5th graders (MS Word applications, IT, E-mail, and neighborhood computer labs for after school use and homework use) and a computer course for Senior Citizens in Middletown, CT, all of which I designed and ran. I was employed by the US Dept. of Labor in the national Able Program for senior citizen to assist them in retraining and reentry into the labor market. This included computer training of seniors. I also worked at two Tutoring Centers (Stratford, CT School System, Sacrec Heart University and the Tutorial Center in Bennington, VT , at which I taught a wide range of courses, for students of all ages and grade levels, including the GED, SAT, and GRE. I have also adminstered many assessment instruments with students who were diagnosed as ADD/ADHD), TBI, and language disorders (Dyslexia, using the Orton Gillingham approach, with the Masonic Children's Learning Center)
The realities of education and employment have changed rapidly and drastically in the last few years, and teaching should, if possible reflect those changes, especially as they happen in the outside world. It is the responsibility of the instructor to bring to their students the latest in information in the field in which they are teaching, in my case, the psychological and biological sciences. Because many students are not especially prepared for college level work (especially in language skills and mathematics), I therefore use a number and varieties of modalities to teach, which include: lecture, text books, overhead projections, outside presenters, CDs, and DVDs (it is amazing the number of students who do not take advantage of learning aides), and I insist on individual and class participation as much as possible. If possible, it is necessary to bring the subject matter of the course into their own lives, making it meaningful to them, which is why individual and class participation is important. This even includes controversial issues such as abortion and the meaning of life and living (when life begins). All of my students are required to attend class sessions and not to be late, unless there is a good reason. Accommodations are always made for students with learning and language difficulties (individual tutoring for example). This is especially true for many math students. My volunteer services allowed me to work with a wide range of clients in private and public agencies, profit and non-profit, from all racial, age, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. I worked with students who were Laotian Boat Children, Russians (Ukraine, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union), Hispanics (from South America and Puerto Rico), Chinese and Japanese, Blacks (from the Caribbean and Africa). I have very reliable transportation.
Skill Set: My teaching experience extends from elementary to post-secondary education including working with children, adolescents and adults with learning and language disabilities. This has included teaching remedial and advanced math (college algebra and geometry), the biological sciences, A&P, and Labs, psychology, and IT. I am competent in the MS Office Suite
Note: Students and parents are welcome to use the facilities at the club house on the premises of my condo, which includes library, showers, indoor pools, whirlpool, exercise rooms, boating, fishing, outdoor pool, restaurants, various activities during the summer, and in the winter skiing etc.
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