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As a young student, I always found myself helping one of my friends who were in need of assistance.
Often this would entail helping a fellow student with a math problem, rewriting a composition or preparing for a test. This desire to help continued as I grew older. It carried from academics through scouting, through sports and stage crew. I view everything as teachable moment. This love of helping led me to the teaching profession.
During my tenure as an Athletic Director I was responsible for Academic Eligibility. This involved review of reports citing students with multiple failures. I mentored these students to help them eliminate these failing grades and return them to the playing fields.
I bring a variety of expertise at all levels; from Middle School to Graduate School. I have taught German, French and Social Studies at the High School level. I taught English and French in a German school. I developed curriculum for the Talented and Gifted Program and an Organization and Study Skills Program at the middle school level.
I am an Adjunct at a local college’s Graduate and Professional Studies Program where I teach Curriculum Design, Differentiated Instruction and Issues in Education.I see my work here as helping to mold future educators.
One of the greatest satisfactions I receive in teaching is seeing the look on my student’s face when they “get it”. I look at the learning style of each student and develop ways that would help that student learn best.
I have been involved with youth and their parents in a variety of settings. When they hear I teach French or German, I often hear, "I had XX amount of years of (language) and can't say a thing. This is something that I find most distressing. I teach my students languages by using methods that appeal to their learning style. I help then learn how to learn a language correctly. I also help them with study skills.
I like my students to be able to apply what they learned. For example, when I taught French at Hallahan, I was able to teach them French law as well as various grammar components. My students were able to write their own medical malpractice mock trial. Years later I received an email from a former student who told me she was able to speak to the police and medics after they were involved in a traffic accident in Paris. This was most gratifying.
I have been involved with youth and their parents in a variety of settings. When they hear I teach French or German, I often hear, "I had XX amount of years of (language) and can't say a thing." This is something that I find most distressing. I teach my students languages by using methods that appeal to their learning style. I help then learn how to learn a language correctly. I also help them with study skills.
I like my students to be able to apply what they learned. For example, when I taught German at Archbishop Ryan I was able to teach them not only the basic grammar and vocabulary but aspects of German Law. MY German III & IV students were able to write and perform a medical malpractice mock trial "auf Deutsch".
I am a certified teacher who needed to take a variety of the Praxis series tests for certification. I also have three children- all teachers who I helped coach through the Praxis. I also teach organization and study skills. I am an Adjunct at Cabrini College and helped my Grad students with these tests. I also teach assessments.
I have ten years of teaching experience. During these ten years I taught on a variety of levels. These levels include: middle school, high school, graduate school and during summer enrichment programs.
During my tenure as a middle school teacher I wrote the curriculum for a Character Education class, which included organization and study skills.
As a high school teacher I recognized that many of my students were having difficulty completing assignments on time. I would have help class after school not only for students of the subject I taught but for students from other classes who needed organization and study skills help. I helped tutor in Math, Social Studies and Language Arts.
During my tenure as a day camp director, I helped design an enrichment program.
Presently, I am the Athletic Director at my middle school. Part of my duties is to monitor academic eligibility. I developed an organization and study skills program for students with failures.
As a teacher of the talented and gifted I wrote seminars and learning contracts for my students. As an Adjunct at a local college I chunk my activities and help my students develop a study plan. This study plan helps them to produce graduate quality work at the timelines required.
West Chester University (Secondary Education )
Cabrini College (MEd)
Phillips University,Marburg, Germany (Other)
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John will travel within 20 miles of Havertown, PA 19083.
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