University of Florida College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
University of Florida (Master's)
My teaching experience has gone from middle school level all the way to community colleges including basic arithmetic skills, writing skills, reading skills, grammar and vocabulary, social studies --Florida History, U S History, World History and Geography--study skills, GED prep, and test taking skills. I encourage my students to ask questions and to let me know if they do not understand what they have read or something I said.
I tell students they are in my class because they want to learn the knowledge and skills needed to achieve certain goals. I do not promise them they will learn everything there is to know about a subject, but I will teach them how to look for answers to questions they cannot readily answer and will also show them how to break what appears to be an insurmountable obstacle into smaller tasks that will be easier to solve, and these solutions will lead to that solution they thought unconquerable.
Many students have problems with learning because they have been shown either by words or actions they have learning problems. I like to tell them the word "education" comes from a Latin word meaning to draw or pull out; so, instead of me drilling a hole in their head and pouring knowledge into them, I want to pull out of them the abilities that have always been there, locked up and unused.
There is nothing as satisfying as knowing I have had a hand in helping someone realize potential never before even dreamed about. My teaching experience has gone from middle school level all the way to community colleges including basic arithmetic skills, writing skills, reading skills, grammar and vocabulary, social studies --Florida History, U S History, World History and Geography--study skills, GED prep, and test taking skills. I encourage my students to ask questions
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Have taught 8th US History & 11th grade American History in public schools & currently teach introductory US History survey classes on the college level.
I completed intensive week long Laubach Literacy program for teachers of ESL/ESOL. I have worked with students of Vocational ESL/ESOL at Centro Campesino Farmworker Center, Inc., in Homestead, FL as well as assisting with VESOL at Miami-Dade College Homestead Campus's PSAV program.
Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Modern European History. Undergraduate courses in European History from the ancient world to the Nazi era. Teach survey courses in the History of World Civilizations on the college level.
Have taught pre-GED and GED preparation classes to young adults in community based programs as well as tutoring adults in the various subject areas of the GED test. Emphasis not only on the subject areas themselves but also on the "art & science" of taking standardized tests.
Have taught basic grammar to Pre-GED and GED prep students as well as stressing the importance of grammar to college students taking writing intensive history classes that must be passed with a minimum grade of C for credit in fulfilling their writing requirements.
I grade anywhere from 80 to 200 essays for each college level class a semester and am also a professional book editor.
I have successfully passed the basic oral communications class at Florida International University in Miami as well as having appeared in and directed plays -- both comedies and dramas -- at LaBelle Community Firehouse Theatre as well as having been an active public speaker on many subjects for over 60 years.
Master's degree with a concentration in Modern European History as well as teaching World History on the 10th grade level and writing intensive survey classes in History of World Civilizations on the college level.
Have taught the basics of essay writing to pre-GED and GED preparatory students as well as teaching the basics of writing essays, scholarly reviews of books and videos and the basics of MLA scholarly research papers to college students taking writing intensive history classes.