American history has always been a focus for me. I enjoy learning it and enjoy teaching it even more. I have found that relating history to the lives we are living today makes learning more enjoyable and more meaningful. I have created a course that focuses on American urban history and another on American Jewish history. I have read extensively in American history, especially as it relates to my own work in sociology, specifically race and ethnicity in America.
I have taught Hebrew to young students for a number of years. I have taught at several supplementary Hebrew schools in and around Seattle ranging from 4th grade to 9th grade students. Most of my teaching has focused on prayer book Hebrew, but I have also taught conversational Hebrew. I have also developed a course in conversational Hebrew. My focus is on reading and writing Hebrew, although some speaking is included.
I am a retired instructor in Sociology (and other courses) from Bellevue College, and my time is very flexible. Please let me know if I can help.
I have a doctorate in sociology and taught for more than 20 years at the college level. I have taught introductory classes, race and ethnicity, social problems, deviance, and research methods as well as statistical analysis. I have also worked with students at many levels from 4th grade through graduate school students.
I taught Sociology (and other subjects) at the college level for more than 20 years, and I always included a writing element in my classes. I graded student performance on a variety of scales including spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and sentence structure.
In addition, I spent several years working as a news reporter and broadcaster in radio. That position put an emphasis on writing concisely and clearly.