University of Nev. Reno (Journalism)
University of Nev. Reno (Other)
University of Cal. Riverside (Other)
I am a retired teacher. I taught high school English, journalism, photography, and yearbook for almost 30 years in both southern and central California. I was appointed to the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment program, and worked as a mentor for new teachers. Further, I taught classes in ESOL instruction to aspiring teachers at California State University, San Bernardino.
In my early years of teaching, I worked with ESL students and helped write the curriculum for ESOL instruction in San Bernardino County. I have worked for the State in evaluating standardized assessments. In addition I have been involved in summer evaluation of Advanced Placement writing samples.
I miss the contact with students and would enjoy working with some again. I have a good sense of humor and the firm belief that anyone can master any subject if they have the desire, the time, and the support of those with whom they work. Education can be as much a pleasure as a job and should be approached with confidence and excitement. I am a retired teacher. I taught high school English, journalism, photography, and yearbook for almost 30 years in both southern and central California. I was appointed to the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment program, and worked as a mentor for new teachers. Further, I taught classes in ESOL instruction to aspiring teachers at California
My son and I are very pleased with Carol. Though it is just the first lesson, we can see that she will be guiding Ray to the goals. We have two goals: one short term to pass his SAT and high school English with flying colors. The long term goal is for Ray to acquire the capability of critical thinking, efficient communication and the fundamentals of humanities via reading and writing. We are hoping that Ray, with Carol's excellent guidance, can reach these goals within the next 3 years.
Carol is very qualified to tutor anybody in English. She is very professional, replies to email in a timely manner, and showed up to scheduled meetings promptly.
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Not only am I a Life Master in bridge which is a national ranking with the American Contract Bridge League but I am also a certified ACBL duplicate bridge Director. I have been a player of bridge for 55 years.
I was an English and journalism teacher for almost 30 years and of those thirty years about 20 of them were spent as a high school newspaper and/or yearbook adviser during which I instructed students in the art and management of 35 millimeter cameras. This eventually lead to my instructing a stand alone photography class in which I had my own darkroom and wet film lab with 15 enlarger stations. Eventually, this class morphed into a combination of wet photo lab instruction in addition to a full semester of digital photo instruction in my 20 computer station lab.
I put myself through college dealing poker in casinos in Reno, Nv., Lake Tahoe, Nv., and Las Vegas, Nv. during the years of 1978 through 1984. I have continued to play in tournament poker throughout the next three decades. In 2010 through 2013 I again took up the activities of a poker dealer for community fund raising activities in Visalia, Ca.