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James F.

Dallas, TX

$65/hr

Public Speaking, Video Production, and Tennis Instructor

Background check passed as of 10/30/11
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Public Speaking, Video Production, and Tennis Instructor

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Dr. Falvo holds an Ed.D. in Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction with an emphasis in Instructional Media from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Falvo earned his M.A. degree in Communication at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and his B.S.degree in Public Address (Rhetoric) at Towson State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Teaching in both traditional and distance-learning classrooms, Dr. Falvo has been a full-time faculty member for eight years, an adjunct for over 20 years, and has taught high school for four years. His teaching areas include courses that focus on improving human and mediated communication. His passion is to promote the teaching-learning process using effective instructional design principles. Dr. Falvo is particularly interested in communication apprehension, learning styles, and other elements that impinge upon the instructional process. He is also certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association as a tennis instructor. Dr. Falvo has been teaching tennis nearly as long as his 40 years of playing experience (minus a few years of resting from injuries!). He also worked for the Baltimore Orioles while in college.

In previous positions outside academe, Dr. Falvo has extensive experience as a Television/Video Producer/Director in Corporate, Biomedical and Broadcast settings. He has also been a Broadcast Journalist in both commercial radio and television. Serving four years in the Air Force from 1970-1974, "Sgt. Falvo" was a member of the American Forces Radio and Television Service.

He is married and is stepfather to four children. The family includes three dogs and a cat!

English:
Public Speaking
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis
Corporate Training:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Photography

I have been taking quality 35mm photos for over 40 years. I am a graduate of the Nikon School of Photography. My skills honed in the darkroom are now applied to digital enhancement.

I have a professional eye for composition, leading lines, depth of field, lens selection, and shutter speed.

Public Speaking

I am a university professor who teaches public speaking in the traditional classroom and fully-online, as well. I have experience that's been highly successful over three decades in helping students overcome anxiety and gain confidence and competence. I hold an education doctorate and a master's in Communication.

Tennis

I have been teaching tennis since 1968. I have been certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association since 1992. I am Etcheberry-Certified since 2010. I am certified by the American Coaching Academy since 2010.

I launched an enterprise company in 2010, offering video analysis of various aspects of the game as well as other services such as mental approach, physical conditioning, video analysis, etc.

I am a USTA Life Member. I played competitively until 2006 when injury forced limited competition.

Video Production

I have been shooting and editing film and video for over 40 years. I have had over 300 titles to my credit in corporate, educational, and broadcast settings. University instructor teaching video production for over 30 years.

I have held professional video production positions as Producer/Director...Educational Media Producer...TV News Photographer...Radio/TV Production Specialist...and freelance videographer.

Whether linear or nonlinear editing, ability to tell a story to meet desired audience outcomes.

Towson University
Univ of Nebraska-Omaha
Master's
Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln
EdD

Education

Towson University

Univ of Nebraska-Omaha (Master's)

Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln (EdD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 30 miles of Dallas, TX 75243.


About James

Dr. Falvo holds an Ed.D. in Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction with an emphasis in Instructional Media from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Falvo earned his M.A. degree in Communication at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and his B.S.degree in Public Address (Rhetoric) at Towson State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Teaching in both traditional and distance-learning classrooms, Dr. Falvo has been a full-time faculty member for eight years, an adjunct for over 20 years, and has taught high school for four years. His teaching areas include courses that focus on improving human and mediated communication. His passion is to promote the teaching-learning process using effective instructional design principles. Dr. Falvo is particularly interested in communication apprehension, learning styles, and other elements that impinge upon the instructional process. He is also certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association as a tennis instructor. Dr. Falvo has been teaching tennis nearly as long as his 40 years of playing experience (minus a few years of resting from injuries!). He also worked for the Baltimore Orioles while in college.

In previous positions outside academe, Dr. Falvo has extensive experience as a Television/Video Producer/Director in Corporate, Biomedical and Broadcast settings. He has also been a Broadcast Journalist in both commercial radio and television. Serving four years in the Air Force from 1970-1974, "Sgt. Falvo" was a member of the American Forces Radio and Television Service.

He is married and is stepfather to four children. The family includes three dogs and a cat!

Education

Towson University
Univ of Nebraska-Omaha
Master's
Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln
EdD

Education

Towson University

Univ of Nebraska-Omaha (Master's)

Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln (EdD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Dallas, TX 75243

James’s Subjects

English:
Public Speaking
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis
Corporate Training:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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