I am a technology teacher in a rural South Texas school. I teach grades 9 - 12 and my main class is Business Information Management, formerly known as BCIS. I have been teaching since 2000 and teaching technology since 2005. Before teaching technology classes, I taught high school and junior high school math as well as junior high school science. I have also tutored students in a variety of classes as part of my job as a teacher.
My current teaching certifications are:
Business Education Grades 6-12
Computer Information Systems Grades 6-12
Mathematics Grades 4-12
Science Grades 4-8
As a teacher and tutor I believe that creating a patient, safe and caring environment is key for the learner to perform well. I hope to not only know what a student's weaknesses are in a particular subject but also see a snapshot of what has brought them to this point in their lives so I can help the learner to achieve his or her goals.
Recently, I finished my master's degree in Educational Technology. This program allows me to stay much more current with the most effective teaching methods along with technology use in education.
I have a broad knowledge and have been successful in taking the GRE test and I have helped students prepare for SAT, ACT, GRE, ASVAB and GED tests.
When working with students needing help in mathematics, I try to make sure that the student understands how to apply the vocabulary and appropriate formulas so the student can understand what the problems are asking for and how to solve those problems. I believe that calculators can be very effective tools when working on higher mathematics.
When working with students needing help with technology, I try to isolate the specific tasks they are having trouble with and then train the student the different ways to perform that task. When dealing with technology, the students need to understand the process to solve a task and then the specific steps to perform.
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