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I have more than twenty years in the classroom experience teaching. I hold a California k-12 multiple subject (any classroom, any grade) credential and a Kentucky K-5 credential. There really is no one size fits all program for each student or each subject. In addition to my formal training, I bring an open mind and a unique experience into the room. I possess the self discipline and work ethic of a marathon runner and the wonder of a small child at sunrise.

English Language Arts and Social Studies are a journey of exploration. Each student should be afforded the opportunity to find their own voice and their area of interest, in an environment of directional control. The student provides the voice and together with the teacher they insure that the mechanics of the language allows that voice to be heard. 

In each assignment the teacher points the student in the direction of their strengths and creates an underpinning scaffold for their weaknesses. The student then reinforces those strengths and builds new strengths based on that supporting scaffold. This is very much a Socratic voyage for both the teacher and the student. The questions they both ask creates the direction of the learning for both of them. Of course the teacher must always be the primary helmsman, keeping a weather eye on the course of study. Ensuring that students master the base skills needed for the next phase of their education and life.

Science and Math are very different. They are hierarchical. Students cannot progress to the next skill set until they have a firm grasp on the current skill. Not every student will grasp the concept in the same manner. This is where my greatest strength in teaching lays. I am differently abled, I have a rare form of the dyslexia, dyscalculia. With lots of help, I learned to master that ability and turn it to my instructional advantage. When I teach a new skill I offer every method of finding the solution until the method that works for each student is found. I emphasize that the right way to master a skill is the one that works for the student.

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Keith’s subjects

English:
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
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History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Business:
Economics, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Corporate Training:

ACT English

The English test is a 75-question, 45-minute test, covering:

Usage/Mechanics; punctuation, grammar and usage, sentence structure And Rhetorical Skills

Special emphasis on strategy, organization and style.

Spelling, vocabulary, and rote recall of rules of grammar aren't tested. See sample questions or read tips and strategies.

The test consists of five prose passages, each one accompanied by multiple-choice test questions. Different passage types are included to provide variety.

Some questions refer to underlined portions of the passage and offer several alternatives to the underlined portion. You must decide which choice is most appropriate in the context of the passage.

Some questions ask about an underlined portion, a section of the passage, or the passage as a whole. You must decide which choice best answers the question posed.

Many questions include "NO CHANGE" to the underlined portion or the passage as one of the choices.

ACT Math

During the last 20 years I have been a classroom teacher in all testable portions of both the SAT and ACT examinations.

Pre-Algebra. Questions in this content area are based on basic operations using whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and integers; place value; square roots and approximations; the concept of exponents; scientific notation; factors; ratio, proportion, and percent; linear equations in one variable; absolute value and ordering numbers by value; elementary counting techniques and simple probability; data collection, representation, and interpretation; and understanding simple descriptive statistics.

Elementary Algebra. Questions in this content area are based on properties of exponents and square roots, evaluation of algebraic expressions through substitution, using variables to express functional relationships, understanding algebraic operations, and the solution of quadratic equations by factoring.

Intermediate Algebra. Questions in this content area are based on an understanding of the quadratic formula, rational and radical expressions, absolute value equations and inequalities, sequences and patterns, systems of equations, quadratic inequalities, functions, modeling, matrices, roots of polynomials, and complex numbers.

Coordinate Geometry. Questions in this content area are based on graphing and the relations between equations and graphs, including points, lines, polynomials, circles, and other curves; graphing inequalities; slope; parallel and perpendicular lines; distance; midpoints; and conics.

Plane Geometry. Questions in this content area are based on the properties and relations of plane figures, including angles and relations among perpendicular and parallel lines; properties of circles, triangles, rectangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids; transformations; the concept of proof and proof techniques; volume; and applications of geometry to three dimensions.

Trigonometry. Questions in this content area are based on understanding trigonometric relations in right triangles; values and properties of trigonometric functions; graphing trigonometric functions; modeling using trigonometric functions; use of trigonometric identities; and solving trigonometric equations.

ACT Science

I have 20 years experience teaching science at the middle school, high school and college level. The ACT assessment measures high school students' general educational development and their capability to complete college-level work with the multiple choice tests covering four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The optional Writing Test measures skill in planning and writing a short essay. Specifically, ACT states that its scores provide an indicator of "college readiness", and that scores in each of the subtests correspond to skills in entry-level college courses in English, algebra, social science, humanities, and biology. According to a research study conducted by ACT, Inc., in 2003, a relationship was found between a student's ACT composite score and the possibility of he or she earning a college degree.

ADD/ADHD

I have been a classroom instructor for twenty years, working extensively with Special Needs Students; developmentally disabled, ADD, ADHD, Autisium and Aspergers Syndrome (since reclassified as part of the Autisum Spectrum).

During that time, I was twice nominated for a Disney Golden Apple Award (excellence in teaching), served on the State Curriculum Committee, was a Master teacher in my District and was a State authorized Mentor Teacher.

I have a California K-12 Multiple Subject (any classroom, any subject) credential and a Kentucky P-5 Teaching Credential.

AFOQT

The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT ) is a standardized test similar to the SAT and ACT. The AFOQT measures aptitudes and is used to select applicants for officer commissioning programs, such as Officer Training School (OTS) » or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (Air Force ROTC). It is also used for selection into specific training programs such as pilot and combat systems officer training.

The AFOQT is a required test for all cadets and students on scholarship or in the POC .

Important Facts:
The AFOQT is taken your junior year in the AFROTC program.
The AFOQT can only be taken twice. (Waiverable – please note that waivers are NOT guaranteed.)
Examinees must wait 180 days between tests.
AFOQT scores never expire.
The most recent AFOQT test score is the one that counts.

As a former officer in the military and a JROTC instructor, I offered frequent study sessions for this test. My students always did well.

Algebra 1

I have a California K-12 Multiple Subject (any classroom, any subject) credential and a Kentucky P-5 Teaching Credential with a High School/Middle School Mathematics endorsement.

I have been a classroom instructor in this level of Algebra for twenty years. My skill set strength is explaining the algebra problem solving process in such a way that every student not only understands how but why and soon achieves mastery.

During that time I was twice nominated for a Disney Golden Apple Award (excellence in teaching), served on the State Math Curriculum Committee, was a Master teacher in my District and a State authorized Mentor Teacher

Algebra 2

I have been a classroom instructor in this level of Algebra for twenty years. My skill set strength is explaining the algebra problem solving process in such a way that every student not only understands how but why and soon achieves mastery.

I have a California K-12 Multiple Subject (any classroom, any subject) credential and a Kentucky P-5 Teaching Credential with a High School/Middle School Mathematics endorsement.

During that time I was twice nominated for a Disney Golden Apple Award (excellence in teaching), served on the State Math Curriculum Committee, was a Master teacher in my District and a State authorized Mentor Teacher

Anthropology

I have an Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Anthropology. The minor required 38 hours of classroom instruction and 1 semester of leading a seminar and tutoring undergraduate students. Additionally I taught a semester of Cultural Anthropology at a Community College in California. Anthropology's basic focuses are "What defines human life and society?", "How are social relations among humans organized?", "The precursors of Homo sapiens?", "Defining the parameters of humans' physical traits?", "Why are there variations among different groups of humans?", "How has the evolutionary past of Homo sapiens influenced its social organization and culture?".

Archaeology

My AA and BA with a minor in anthropology contained 12 hours of archaeology and an addition 3 hours in field excavations.

Aspergers

I am a California certified classroom instructor with more than 20 years of experience in teaching. In addition to the required course work required by the State of California for instruction of special needs (ADD, ADHD, the Austism spectrum) students in the mainstream classroom. I took additional classes to facilitate my skills in this area. For three years I was a RSP, resource teacher, traveling from classroom to classroom assisting teachers and students who were struggling in certain subject but not more than two academic years behind their peer group. I also taught for two years in a classroom with students that were ending final certification as "special needs" with the assignment to schools or teachers certified as Special Education teachers.

ASVAB

With thousands of different jobs for enlisted personnel and officers, there’s a lot to do in the Military. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can help young adults identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations and develop effective strategies to realize career goals.
The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is one of the most widely used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. More than half of all high schools nationwide administer the ASVAB test to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 (sophomores cannot use their scores for enlistment eligibility). Students may also take the test at another school or through a recruiter and may retake the test at any time.
The ASVAB consists of the following eight individual tests:
General Science
Arithmetic Reasoning
Word Knowledge
Paragraph Comprehension
Mathematics Knowledge
Electronics Information
Auto and Shop Information
Mechanical Comprehension
Students are provided with scores on each of these individual tests and three Career Exploration Score composites: Verbal Skills, Math Skills and Science and Technical Skills. The battery takes approximately three hours to complete.

Autism

I am a California certified classroom instructor with more than 20 years of experience in teaching. In addition to the required course work required by the State of California for instruction of special needs (ADD, ADHD, the Austism spectrum) students in the mainstream classroom. I took additional classes to facilitate my skills in this area. For three years I was a RSP, resource teacher, traveling from classroom to classroom assisting teachers and students who were struggling in certain subject but not more than two academic years behind their peer group. I also taught for two years in a classroom with students that were ending final certification as "special needs" with the assignment to schools or teachers certified as Special Education teachers.

Biology

I am a retired science teacher. I have over twenty years experience in the classroom teaching human biology, veterinary biology and general biology. I have also spent the last two years tutoring nursing, Veterinary Science Majors and Pre-Med students at the University level.

My students have had tremendous success in these classes and I am confident that you will also. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you.

Discrete Math

Discrete mathematics is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete (separate and distinct) rather than continuous. In contrast to real numbers that have the property of varying "smoothly", the objects studied in discrete mathematics; such as integers, graphs, and statements in logic but do not vary smoothly in this way, but have distinct, separated values. Discrete mathematics therefore excludes topics in "continuous mathematics" such as calculus and analysis. Discrete objects can often be enumerated by integers. More formally, discrete mathematics has been characterized as the branch of mathematics dealing with countable sets, that have the same cardinality (counting) as subsets of the natural numbers, including rational numbers but not real numbers.

Dyslexia

I have 20 years experience teaching in special needs classrooms. Beyond that I also have dyslexia, this coupled with my training gives me exceptional insight in helping these students.

Economics

Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Political economy was the earlier name for the subject, but economists in the latter 19th century suggested 'economics' as a shorter term for 'economic science' that also avoided a narrow political-interest connotation and as similar in form to 'mathematics', 'ethics', and so forth.

A focus of the subject is how economic agents behave or interact and how economies work. Consistent with this, a primary textbook distinction is between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics examines the behavior of basic elements in the economy, including individual agents (such as households and firms or as buyers and sellers) and markets, and their interactions. Macroeconomics analyzes the entire economy and issues affecting it, including unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy.

Other broad distinctions include those between positive economics (describing "what is") and normative economics (advocating "what ought to be"); between economic theory and applied economics; between rational and behavioral economics; and between mainstream economics (more "orthodox" and dealing with the "rationality-individualism-equilibrium nexus") and heterodox economics (more "radical" and dealing with the "institutions-history-social structure nexus").

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a classroom instructor in Elementary Education for twenty years.

During that time, I was twice nominated for a Disney Golden Apple Award (excellence in teaching), served on the State Curriculum Committe, was a Master teacher in my District and a State authorized Mentor Teacher.

I have a California K-12 Multiple Subject (any classroom, any subject) credential and a Kentucky P-5 Teaching Credential.

Elementary Math

I have been a classroom instructor in this subject for twenty years.
During that time I was twice nominated for a Disney Golden Apple Award (excellence in teaching), served on the State Curriculum Committe, was a Master teacher in my District and a State authorized Mentor Teacher.
I have a California K-12 Multiple Subject (any classroom, any subject) credential and a Kentucky P-5 Teaching Credential.

Elementary Science

Science education should begin with an introduction to basic science-related concepts early in a child’s education. Elementary teachers can instill an appreciation for how and why things work the way they do by creating hands-on learning centers where students use the senses to observe, investigate, and discover. Middle school science is a crucial time for capturing a child’s love for the subject. Earth and life science are the key classroom topics. At this grade level, the majority of science concepts are presented in a laboratory setting. The classroom environment should accommodate both group and individual experiences. High school and college science teachers present complex concepts in instructional and investigational settings.

The science lab is used to investigate chemistry, biology, and physics topics. Students are required to understand laboratory safety rules and how to use equipment. Lesson plans should develop an understanding of complex systems, generate new ideas, make predictions, and apply standard scientific law to solve problems.

English

English Language Arts is a journey of exploration. Each student should be afforded the opportunity to find their own voice and their area of interest, in an environment of directional control. The student provides the voice and together with the teacher they insure that the mechanics of the language allows that voice to be heard. 

In each assignment the teacher points the student in the direction of their strengths and creates an underpinning scaffold for their weaknesses. The student then reinforces those strengths and builds new strengths based on that supporting scaffold. This is very much a Socratic voyage for both the teacher and the student. The questions they both ask creates the direction of the learning for both of them. Of course the teacher must always be the primary helmsman, keeping a weather eye on the course of study. Ensuring that students master the base skills needed for the next phase of their education and life.

ESL/ESOL

I have 20 plus years in the classroom environment teaching experience and two teaching certificates. All of my classroom instruction was done in classroom with students from Korea, Japan, China, Mexico, Central and South America. I was granted a California ESL permit. I have a California Teaching Certificate in K-12 multiple subject credential and a Kentucky K-5 Credential.

Fitness

I have a BA and AA in Health, Recreation, Physical Education. I was an Army Master Fitness Instructor. I was also a Director of Aquatics for the YMCA, where I was directly responsible for fitness instructor training and fitness programs both in and out of the pool. Among my teaching experience is five years of physical education and fitness instruction

Football

I have a BA and AA in Health, Recreation, Physical Education. I was an Army Master Fitness Instructor. I was also a Sports Director for the YMCA, where I was directly responsible for volunteer football coach training and fitness programs. Among my teaching experience is five years of physical education and fitness instruction and I coached an Army team while at Ft Bennington Ga and Germany.

GED

I have been a test preparation tutor/teacher for the last fifteen years. The key to success in standardized testing is to understand the nature of standardized tests and the mechanics of what is on the test. The GED comprises five tests: "Language Arts: Writing", "Social Studies", "Science", "Language Arts: Reading", and "Mathematics".

Language Arts: Two parts, Writing.

The first covers sentence structure, organization, usage, and mechanics. Test-takers read text from business, informational, and instructional publications and then correct, revise, or improve the text according to Edited American English .

The second part requires the student to write an essay on an assigned topic in 45 minutes. A passing essay must have well-focused main points, clear organization, and specific development of ideas, and demonstrate the writer's control of sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, word choice, and spelling. The essay should be long enough to develop the topic adequately. 

Social studies
This covers American history, world history, civics and government, economics, and geography.

Science
This 80-minute test of 50 multiple-choice questions covers life science, earth science, space science, and physical science. It measures the candidate's skill in understanding, interpreting, and applying science concepts to visual and written text from academic and workplace contexts. The test focuses on what a scientifically literate person must know, understand, and be able to do. 

Language Arts: Reading
This 65-minute, 40-question test examines a test-taker's ability to read and understand texts similar to those encountered in high-school English classrooms. 

Mathematics
This 90-minute, 50-question test has two equally weighted parts, the first of which allows candidates to use calculators, while the second forbids their use. Forty of the 50 questions are multiple-choice; the other 10 use an alternate format, requiring the test-taker to record answers on either a numerical or coordinate-plane grid.

Genetics

Genetics deals with the molecular structure and function of genes, gene behavior in context of a cell or organism (e.g. dominance and epigenetics), patterns of inheritance from parent to offspring, and gene distribution, variation and change in populations,such as through Genome-Wide Association Studies. Given that genes are universal to living organisms, genetics can be applied to the study of all living systems, from viruses and bacteria, through plants and domestic animals, to humans. During my teaching career I taught genetics either as a stand alone class or as a part of human biology classes almost every one of my 20 years.

GRE

During the past twenty years I have worked as a mentor teacher for Los Angeles Unified School District where I helped new teachers prepare for their qualifications tests (Praxis and Praxis 2), their entrance exams to graduate school (GRE) and their culmination exams (Comps). The test taking strategies and study methods I developed working with this population resulted in an overall first time pass rate of 91%. By comparison Kaplan, a commercial company, only has a 72% first time pass rate. I have never had a student that had to take any of these tests a third time.

I cannot promise you the same results, but I do promise that I will give you my very best efforts. We will work hard at helping you achieve your dream the very first time.

MCAT

During my tenure at the University of Southern California and with Los Angeles Unified School District I offered seminars for students and teachers that were preparing for standardized tests; GED, AFOQT, ASVAB, CHSEE, SAT, ACT, CBEST, MCAT and GRE. All of these tests have certain factors the same. They all measure total educational level and ability to recall subject specific information. My seminars focused on enhancing both and reducing the effective filters generally encounter by test takers. In the case of the MCAT my training as a combat medic and my education in biomechanics eased the process. As a result those that participated in my classes scored ten to fifteen percent higher than their peer group. More importantly I never had a student that didn't achieve a passing score.

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a commercial spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. It has been a very widely applied spreadsheet for these platforms, especially since version 5 in 1993, and it has almost completely replaced Lotus 1-2-3 as the industry standard for spreadsheets. Excel forms part of Microsoft Office. The current versions are 2010 for Microsoft Windows and 2011 for Mac OS X.

NCLEX

NCLEX examination covers the following "categories of client needs":

Safe, Effective Care Environment
- Management of Care
- Safety and Infection Control
Health Promotion and Maintenance
- Growth and Development Through the Life Span
- Prevention and Early Detection of Disease
Psychosocial Integrity
- Coping and Adaptation
- Psychosocial Adaptation
Physiological Integrity
- Basic Care and Comfort
- Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies
- Reduction of Risk Potential
- Physiological Adaptation

The NCLEX RN test is given in computer adaptive format, which means that the next question you receive will depend on the answer you gave before. Correct answers will mean questions at a higher skill level, while wrong answers will mean going back to a lower level. Those doing well right off the bat will have to answer fewer question, as they've demonstrated by their answers a mastery of the basics. The software will keep providing new questions until satisfactory competency, or the lack of it, is demonstrated. So test takers will answer between 75 and 265 questions.

My degree is in exercise physiology and between 1979 and 1983 I worked as a combat medic with the U.S. Army, in order to qualify for the advanced Special Forces course I had to take and pass NCLEX. Prior to attending Officer Candidate Course I trained medic qualified candidates for their qualification NCLEX.

Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry is that branch of chemistry that deals with the structure, properties, and reactions of compounds that contain carbon. It is a highly creative science. Chemists in general and organic chemists in particular can create new molecules never before proposed which, if carefully designed, may have important properties for the betterment of the human experience. I have twenty years experience teaching the sciences to include general chemistry and organic chemistry.

Praxis

I am a certified (California K12, any classroom, any subject) (Kentucky P5 multiple subject) teacher. While working in California I was identified as "extremely highly qualified", as a mentor teacher and a Master Teacher. Among my duties as both mentor teacher and master teacher was to prepare the new teachers and Paraprofessionals on the Teacher Track for the Praxis exam. My cadre had a 90% success rate.

Prealgebra

I am a retired classroom teacher with more than twenty years experience teaching Prealgebra and algebra.

During that time I was twice nominated for a Disney Golden Apple Award (excellence in teaching), served on the State Curriculum Committee, was a Master teacher in my District and a state authorized Mentor Teacher.

I have a California K-12 Multiple Subject (any classroom, any subject) credential and a Kentucky P-5 Teaching Credential.

Reading

I have been a reading teacher in all levels with all age groups for twenty years.
During that time I was twice nominated for the Disney Golden Apple Award (excellence in teaching), served on the State Curriculum Committee, was a Master teacher in my District and a State authorized Mentor Teacher.
I have a California K-12 Multiple Subject (any classroom, any subject) credential and a Kentucky P-5 Teaching Credential.

SAT Math

During the last 20 years I have been a classroom teacher in all testable portions of both the SAT and ACT examinations.

Pre-Algebra. Questions in this content area are based on basic operations using whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and integers; place value; square roots and approximations; the concept of exponents; scientific notation; factors; ratio, proportion, and percent; linear equations in one variable; absolute value and ordering numbers by value; elementary counting techniques and simple probability; data collection, representation, and interpretation; and understanding simple descriptive statistics.

Elementary Algebra. Questions in this content area are based on properties of exponents and square roots, evaluation of algebraic expressions through substitution, using variables to express functional relationships, understanding algebraic operations, and the solution of quadratic equations by factoring.

Intermediate Algebra. Questions in this content area are based on an understanding of the quadratic formula, rational and radical expressions, absolute value equations and inequalities, sequences and patterns, systems of equations, quadratic inequalities, functions, modeling, matrices, roots of polynomials, and complex numbers.

Coordinate Geometry. Questions in this content area are based on graphing and the relations between equations and graphs, including points, lines, polynomials, circles, and other curves; graphing inequalities; slope; parallel and perpendicular lines; distance; midpoints; and conics.

Plane Geometry. Questions in this content area are based on the properties and relations of plane figures, including angles and relations among perpendicular and parallel lines; properties of circles, triangles, rectangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids; transformations; the concept of proof and proof techniques; volume; and applications of geometry to three dimensions.

Trigonometry. Questions in this content area are based on understanding trigonometric relations in right triangles; values and properties of trigonometric functions; graphing trigonometric functions; modeling using trigonometric functions; use of trigonometric identities; and solving trigonometric equations.

Social Studies

I have 20 plus years in the classroom teaching social studies and teaching certificates. I have a California Teaching Certificate in K-12 multiple subject credential and a Kentucky K-5 Credential.

Special Needs

I am a California certified classroom instructor with more than 20 years experience in teaching. In addition to the required course work required by the State of California for instruction of special needs (ADD, ADHD, the Austism spectrum) students in the mainstream classroom. I took additional classes to facilitate my skills in this area. For three years I was a RSP, resource teacher, traveling from classroom to classroom assisting teachers and students who were struggling in certain subject but not more than two academic years behind their peer group. I also taught for two years in a classroom with students that were ending final certification as "special needs" with the assignment to schools or teachers certified as Special Education teachers.

Study Skills

I have 20 plus years in elementary, middle and high school classroom environments. I hold a California K-12 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Kentucky K-5 Credential. Additionally, I implemented a school wide training program where the teachers learned how to use Cornell Notes as a method of improving student learning via a concise application of organizational skills and multiple modality learning.

Beyond the public school setting, I also presented an introductory seminar at Orange Coast College, University of California at Irvine and University of Southern California to incoming freshman student athletes on time management, organizational skills and study skills. These three items have been consistently identified as the main factors in strident drop out and failing classes among college students.

Swimming

I have a BA and AA in Health, Recreation, Physical Education. I was an Army Master Fitness Instructor. I was also a Director of Aquatics for the YMCA, where I was directly responsible for fitness instructor training and fitness programs both in and out of the pool. Among my teaching experience is five years of physical education and fitness instruction. I have also held an American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor, taught swimming at all levels and all age groups ranging from Mommy and Me, to college aged non-swimmers and senior water aerobics.

TOEFL

I have extensive experience mentoring people who are preparing to take their professional qualifications test, that includes TOEFL.

To date nearly 80% of all those that I have worked with have passed the on the first attempt. I cannot guarantee that you will as successful but I can promise you that I take your success personally and I will give you the very best effort.

I look forward to working with you.

Track & Field

I have a BA and AA in Health, Recreation, Physical Education. I was an Army Master Fitness Instructor. I was also a Director of Fitness for the YMCA, where I was directly responsible for fitness instructor training and fitness programs both on and off of the track. Among my teaching experience is five years of physical education and fitness instruction certificated and 45 years as an competing track athlete.

Vocabulary

English Vocabulary is a journey of exploration. Each student should be afforded the opportunity to find their own words and their own voice in their area of interest, in an environment of directional control.

In each assignment the teacher points the student in the direction of their strengths and creates an underpinning scaffold for their weaknesses. The student then reinforces those strengths and builds new strengths based on that supporting scaffold. This is very much a Socratic voyage for both the teacher and the student. The questions they both ask creates the direction of the learning for both of them. Of course the teacher must always be the primary helmsman, keeping a weather eye on the course of study. Ensuring that students master the base skills needed for the next phase of their education and life.

Volleyball

I have a BA and AA in Health, Recreation, Physical Education. I was an Army Master Fitness Instructor. I was also a Sports Director for the YMCA, where I was directly responsible for volunteer coach training and fitness programs. Among my teaching experience is five years of physical education and fitness instruction. I also coach an Army volleyball team while stationed at Ft Bennington Ga and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Writing

Academic writing in English is linear, which means it has one central point or theme with every part contributing to the main line of argument, without digressions or repetitions. Its objective is to inform rather than entertain. As well as this it is in the standard written form of the language. There are eight main features of academic writing that are often discussed. Academic writing is to some extent: complex, formal, objective, explicit, hedged, and responsible. It uses language precisely and accurately.

Written language is relatively more complex than spoken language. Written language has longer words, it is lexically more dense and it has a more varied vocabulary. It uses more noun-based phrases than verb-based phrases. Written texts are shorter and the language has more grammatical complexity, including more subordinate clauses and more passives.

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CSU - Dominguez Hills

UCI, CSUN (Other)

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