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I am a professional educator and tutor. I have an BA in Science and Psychology from the Cleveland State University. I have worked in university research labs (Cleveland State) as well as hospital laboratories (Woman's Hospital, Cleveland). I have done a college Psychology internship at hospitals for the mentally ill (at Cleveland State Mental Hospital).
My graduate work was performed through California State University Dominguez Hills, CA, where I studied the Humanities (History, English, Art, Music, Philosophy) with a major concentration in History.
I have been certified to teach in the States of New Hampshire and Ohio with credentials in Science, Psychology, Social Studies, and Business. This term I am teaching Physical Science and Forensic Science (CSI).
In my current position I have mentored our Science Club to a first place winner's trophy (and college scholarships )in a New England (2010) Science Competition. I serve on my school district's Staff Development Committee which sees to updating the education of other teachers.
I am currently a professional tutor for a New Hampshire School District as well as a full time teacher during the day. I have taught both night and Summer school in my areas of expertise. I have tutored students for the Juvenile Court system, students with learning disabilities such as ADHD, High Functioning Autism, blindness, and emotional disorders.
Before I became a teacher, I was a businessman, having had a career as both a stockbroker (Merrill Lynch) and a Marketing Representative for (the then-named) Daimler Chrysler, as well as managing my own dealership. During my business career I traveled extensively to train adults in sales and marketing techniques.
I have traveled overseas and am especially fond of Italy, Germany,Austria, and Switzerland. Artistically I am fond of the works of Mozart in music and the paintings of John Singer Sargent as well as the Italian Renaissance painters.
I believe that learning CAN happen if the student is willing to practice what is being taught and approach the subject with an open mind. Often students are turned of by a "cookie cutter" approach which just contains a list of facts. I teach by analogy which gives the student a scaffold of their current knowledge to build upon for success.
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