I enjoy teaching very much. It has not only been a career but a passion of mine for many years. I have taught every level of student from pre-schoolers to adults. I have also developed teaching programs for gifted and challenged students. I was the first person to develop an internship program for Ohio State University in teaching. The normal student teaching experience ranged from 4 weeks to 6 weeks. I helped to develop a program in which student teachers worked for 6 months and received a small payment for doing so. This way the teacher could get an in depth study in "students" as well as subject matter. Every student is different with different needs. Learning the "ropes" of teaching can be beneficial but learning how to work with individuals is highly important.
I have worked in many areas of study, with specific training in English
and hearing pathology education and educational humanities. I have a great deal of working experience overseas with different languages as well. I know how important it is to help a person understand customs and mores' of a culture to allow them to integrate into another culture. Having been in this my position myself, I feel I have a unique ability to help people who are trying to attain a level of understanding in English as a second language
I am also a published author. I not only enjoy writing but thrive on it. I also understand that one must write to be understood. My ability in writing is one of my best attributes.
I am a voracious reader which has allowed me to be an avid learner of new skills. I often have 4 books going at a time. I can keep all of these going and learn what I need to at any given place in the instructional level. I think this would help me in helping students because I can quickly and accurately "plug into" their skill levels and needs. A curriculum is a set of goals to accomplish. However, my ability to individualize instruction is one of my highest goals, not just what a workbook outlines.
I have taught in public schools and private institutions. I have lectured at university level and for business forums.
I have owned and operated several businesses domestically and internationally. I believe my wide and vast experience has been a great asset to my ability to teach.
My tutoring style is unique. It is fun, not ordinary or mundane. I have gotten the most unenthusiastic student to get involved. One may count on a total experience with me. I welcome your questions and thoughts to see if we are a good fit...
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Being a tutor for WyzAnt is something that has enriched my life beyond measure. Teaching people to speak, read and adjust into the culture of America has been eye-opening and very rewarding.
I traveled and worked abroad for a lot of my life prior to becoming a tutor. I knew what it was like, first hand, to be “a fish out of water” in another country. I can remember the experience of wanting...