My background is in science and education, and I am currently enrolled at St. Joseph's University to continue my education in Environmental Protection and Safety Management. I have coached baseball ages 6-18 over the past 17 years and I find that coaching is very similar to teaching. You try and find the strengths of the student/player and capitalize on the learning through those strengths. I know for some that science may be a dry subject, but if presented in the proper light and trying to make the student ask the questions to the teacher instead of the teacher always prompting the student a much more vital and energetic student emerges. I have tutored students in the past as well helped my own children in their schooling. Making the subject interesting is my goal and making the student want to learn and be anxious to get to the next class is the ultimate goal that I strive for.
For the past 20 years I have been involved with forming and growing a business. I deal with all kinds of people every day and in dealing with them I have been able to succeed by connecting with there strengths and capitalizing on them. There are jobs that are troublesome but instead of yelling and making threatening remarks my style is to resolve the problem, work with the issues at hand and find the solution that suits all parties. in teaching this is also my style. Getting upset does not work. Stressing patience and diligence is essential to any good learning background.
My educational background includes an undergraduate degree from Penn State in Biology with a minor in Marine Science, a masters in Secondary Education from Temple University and a masters in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode island. I am currently enrolled in a masters program at St. Joseph's University, as I believe that learning at all ages is critical.
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