Most students consider me "a good teacher." I consider myself a perpetual student, learning much from the students with whom I share knowledge. I have tremendous respect for the student-teacher learning process and just as much respect for the knowledge shared during tutoring--often the deepest learning.
Currently, I teach English and Social Sciences at Hudson County Community College. Courses that I teach include English Composition, Reading, Journalism, Academic Foundations, and some favorites, Women's Studies, Literature, Public Speaking and Cultures and Values. I am also a tutor/mentor in the College Writing Center.
However, subject matter area is only one aspect of the learning process. As a master's degree level Holistic Health Practitioner, I have come to learn that we are more than our knowledge; we are complex beings whose wellness impacts all functions. Stress reduction, meditation, wellness therapies (including writing and journaling) can also be used to help improve outcome and wellness. It is difficult to learn a subject that is not a favorite or enhance knowledge in a preferred learning area when students do not feel well.
I am results oriented. Students who enroll in my college courses consistently achieve minimum or better departmental scores if exit exams are required, possess knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to succeed in higher level courses and love to learn.
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