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I am a retired adjunct faculty member from Pima Community College and have taught Computer Information Systems (CIS) 100 classes and computer software application classes since 1999. These classes have been online and hybrid classes and I have taught at these campuses: Desert Vista, Northwest, East, and Downtown.
I have also tutored my students who required additional assistance with the coursework.
Currently, I am in my second year as a Reading Seed coach/tutor at Miles Learning Center in Tucson and coach students in reading comprehension, writing, spelling, grammar, and fluency skills.
I have working knowledge of PC, MAC, and Android operating systems, MS Office 2000+, Quark Xpress, PhotoShop. I am a retired adjunct faculty member from Pima Community College and have taught Computer Information Systems (CIS) 100 classes and computer software application classes since 1999. These classes have been online and hybrid classes and I have taught at these campuses: Desert Vista, Northwest, East, and Downtown.
I have also tutored my
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Since January 1986, I have been a typographer and graphic designer for a local printing company. In 1999, I received my Master's of Science in Computer Information Systems and am also the Information Systems manager of my current department. I teach computer information systems and computer software applications for a community college.
I have a BA in Elementary Education and have taught in elementary schools, pre-school and daycare schools. Currently, I am an adjunct faculty member of a Community College and a volunteer reading coach with the Reading Seeds Literacy Program (K-3).
I am also a writer and write academic articles, poetry, and personal essays.
I have had a chapter published in the book on virtual communities.
I have two years personal experience in tutoring children who are hearing-impaired. Both students have cochlear implants - one student can use a microphone and the other student does not need to use the microphone.
As a Reading Seed coach, I help these students to increase their reading, comprehension/understanding, fluency, vocabulary, writing, and spelling skills. A component of the coaching sessions is to help increase their confidence level.
In coaching sessions, I use a journal, books, and various games for each student to help in developing their language arts skills.
In my daily work, I use the Macintosh OS extensively, beginning with System 7 and, currently, OS 10 v4.1. The applications that I use on a daily basis are Quark Xpress; Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, which are two graphic programs; and Adobe Reader, which is a pdf reader and offers output and preflight previewing.
In my work as an adjunct faculty member of a Community College, I use MS Office products extensively, including MS Word. Teaching MS Office products is also required in my class Computer Information Systems. Since 1994, I have been using MS Word on my home computer to perform many necessary tasks for personal and classroom use.
I have been a Reading Seed coach for two years. As a Reading Seed coach, teaching phonics skills is an important component of our coaching sessions. I also assist in improving the reading, spelling, writing, comprehension, and fluency skills of each student with whom I am coaching.