Southern Connecticut State University (Sociology)
Southern Connecticut State University (Master's)
I have worked with students from age 5 to age 70, in varied subjects.
Teaching and facilitating is my pleasure. Subjects that I teach include Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, U.S. History, Communications, Criminal Justice. Within Sociology, I have focused on introductory topics as well as cultural concerns. Introductory Psychology is also an area in which I have taught, as well as U.S. History. Public Speaking within Communications is a passion as well and I have presented workshops to various groups, including faculty and outside organizations. I was the chair of a Criminal Justice major, and instructed several classes within that major, including introductory courses, juvenile justice, drugs and crime. My credentials are reflected within those subjects, and the State of Connecticut approved my instruction in U.S. History, based on my experience working in the public sector as well as instructing American Government for a university.
My teaching philosophies, goals, and practices focus on both the student and the larger society. As citizens of societies, both large and small, students should contribute to society in a manner that serves those societies as well as themselves. The support of critical thinking, within a creative atmosphere of examination and questioning, will enable students to discover and enhance their uniqueness and the ways in which that uniqueness can be used throughout their lives. The student centered classroom is an important aspect of my teaching philosophy. As someone who returned to college at a later time in life, I appreciate and embrace the concept of facilitation of ideas and concepts.
Because of these beliefs, working with a student individually is ever so important to me. Many students thrive in a one to one environment, and once confident, bring that to a classroom situation. My experience includes brick and mortar instruction, in a physical location as well as the online environment. As such, there is a recognition that editing both verbal and written comments matters.
Students are citizens of many types of societies, both large and small. Through the fostering of critical thinking, within a creative atmosphere, a student learns about perspectives within the discipline that will suit the student for life, not just for a class. Regardless of age, everyone benefits from one to one assistance. As a former scout leader and classroom volunteer, I understand the learning processes of young and older students. I have worked with students from age 5 to age 70, in varied subjects.
Teaching and facilitating is my pleasure. Subjects that I teach include Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, U.S. History, Communications, Criminal Justice. Within Sociology, I have focused on introductory topics as well as cultural concerns. Introductory Psychology
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I currently teach anthropology and cultural anthropology at Housatonic Community College, have the necessary college credits to do so, and have field experience in archaeology, locally as well as in East Africa.
For three years, I was the program director for a criminal justice associate level degree for Gibbs College in Norwalk. I have the necessary credits to teach Juvenile Justice, Drugs and Crime and Introduction to Criminal Justice, as well as a strong background in sociology and deviance instruction.
I have worked with students who have origins in many places, including Poland, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Brazil. I use current information that is age appropriate in order to reinforce and teach grammar and writing in English. English can be a difficult and confusing language. My patience is very close to never-ending! I welcome those from other countries to my country, and applaud their desires to learn American English.
As a college instructor, a substitute teacher, and workshop presenter, I have the necessary experience to assist students with public speaking needs. I also worked with students in career development, which included coaching for interviews, role playing for interactions with co-workers, and presentations for class. I also have experience in assisting with the coordination of PowerPoint presentations with oral presentations to groups of people.
Over the years, I have worked with many people to improve their reading skills, both in reading for content and reading for pleasure. Having worked as a program chair for different subjects in a previous position, tutoring students was part of my responsibility. Strategies for decoding as well as for content determination were part of the process used.
My BS and MS degrees are in sociology, and I have completed a thesis for my MS degree within sociology, and an honors thesis for my BS degree for sociology. I have taught sociology at Housatonic Community College, Gibbs College, and Sanford Brown College.
Years of editing student work, and assisting all levels of students with writing have provided me with the tools to work with those who need composition assistance. Comprehension issues are important to include here as well - writing for others requires some knowledge of how people understand others' words.