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Ohio State University
Landscape Architectu
University of Oklahoma
Master's
Leiden University
PhD

Education

Ohio State University (Landscape Architectu)

University of Oklahoma (Master's)

Leiden University (PhD)

About Charles

As a museum professional for over twenty years, my experience working with a wide variety of people has taught me how to interact with groups of people from different backgrounds. As the Assistant Director and later Interim Director of a natural history museum in South Florida, I oversaw design and construction of many of the museum’s expositions including ancient Greek and Roman, Egyptian and African, Middle Eastern, Central and South American, North American, Australian, European, and various cultures found throughout Asia and Southeast Asia. In addition, I helped establish the state’s first satellite school in the museum, and helped develop instructional programs for visitors of all ages. As the Director of Exhibits for North Carolina State Parks I managed seven state park’s visitor center projects. I have completed an Environmental Education (EE) certification which included attending a variety of hands-on outdoor education programs. In addition, I also developed and taught a wide array of classes for NC State Parks visitors and employees. I have extensive ethnographic, historic and natural history collections that I use as hands on material to aid teaching and assist students in the recollection of important points. During my career, I have had the opportunity to work on several archaeological projects in Greece, Cyprus and Central America. In paleontology, I have worked on many excavations including work in the Lance Creek Formation near Lusk Wyoming. Aside from the Cretaceous (WY), I have worked in Triassic (NC), Pliocene/Pleistocene (FL/NC) and Ordovician (MO) deposits. I have traveled to over 40 countries and use these experiences in my teaching.

I am a proponent of life-long learning and am disappointed if a day goes by when I have not learned something new. I am in my late forties and continue to pursue my PhD embodying this point. I applaud when young and old alike attend centers of higher learning. Practical “real world” experience is critical to truly teaching students in a given field. I believe that it is not critical to know all the answers but to know where to find the answers. Students need assistance on why learning things are important and how the information is applicable to the real world. Students should be taught in an interactive and innovative learning environment that stimulates their ability to learn and absorb information. Students have diverse ways of learning and these should be identified at the start and utilized to the best of the instructor’s abilities. I think students should be taught critical thinking skills so they can figure out things on their own – not just given the answers. I believe that people absorb and remember more if they learn with interactive (hands-on) objects to reinforce particular points versus just being taught with text books and computers. I believe an opportunity to teach in an upbeat, optimistic, and humorous way will reinforce learning. Students should be taught broad perspectives as well as the minutia of new paradigms. Students should be taught with the latest tools and techniques that facilitate and encourage use of cutting edge technology. I feel students should be taught and empowered to do the following: think of alternative approaches and solutions; Write in a clear, focused way; Be persuasive in writing and speaking; Offer and accept criticism without personalizing it; Summarize and logically organize complex information; Prioritize questions and issues; Evaluate opposing views; Determine the morally relevant aspects of situations, actions, and policies; and Take disciplined approaches to problem-solving I relish intellectual, social and cultural diversity. The values, goals, and learning styles of all students need to be recognized and supported. Professors and instructors should have the highest in ethics and integrity while promoting a culture of stewardship for the educational system as a whole, all the while with attention to diversity. Learning opportunities should be accessible to allow without the barriers of wealth, color or religion. Students should be taught mutual respect and empathy for other students. Curricula should be well balanced, developing the students’ critical thinking skills, aiding them in dealing rationally with issues of value and ethical responsibility. I am a firm believer in an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving. Students should also be taught to be articulate and to think both locally and globally – accessing world views in their approach to problem solving. Improving their skills in writing and speaking is paramount. A well balanced education should contribute in an indispensable way to the realization of three goals that should be fundamental to any institution of higher learning: instilling habits of critical thinking in students; enhancing their reading, writing, and public speaking skills; stimulating them to engage fundamental questions about reality, knowledge, and value.
As a museum professional for over twenty years, my experience working with a wide variety of people has taught me how to interact with groups of people from different backgrounds. As the Assistant Director and later Interim Director of a natural history museum in South Florida, I oversaw design and construction of many of the museum’s expositions Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Botany,
Ecology, Geology
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Architecture,
Art History, Art Theory, Drawing, Painting
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, College Counseling
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Desktop Publishing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Classics, Geography, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Business, Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Golf, Swimming

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anthropology

I have completed my Master's degree in anthropology/archaeology and am in the process of completing my PhD in the same. I have worked on excavations in the US, Greece, Cyprus and Central America. I have worked in natural history museum for over twenty years. I have taught many classes in this subject area.

Archaeology

I have completed my Master's degree in anthropology/archaeology and am in the process of completing my PhD in the same. I have worked on excavations in the US, Greece, Cyprus and Central America. I have worked in natural history museum for over twenty years. I have taught many classes in this subject area.

Architecture

I have completed my undergraduate degree in landscape architecture. I have worked renovating buildings throughout the US. My last position was as the Construction Manager for a large botanical garden where I build many new buildings and renovated numerous historic structures. In North Carolina I sat as the Vice Chair of the historical preservation commission.

Botany

I have completed my undergraduate degree in landscape architecture and my Master's degree in the study of ancient Maya plant use. I am in the process of completing my PhD in the same. I have studied plants in many countries. My last position was for a large botanical garden and I worked for many plant nurseries and landscape companied in my youth. I have taught many classes in this subject area.

Social Studies

Throughout my career I have worked and traveled to over 40 countries. My degrees in anthropology/archaeology are also relevant in that we study world cultures/religions. Social Studies was always my best subject from elementary school through high school. I have worked in numerous museums where social studies concepts were the focus of programs and exhibits.

Ohio State University
Landscape Architectu
University of Oklahoma
Master's
Leiden University
PhD

Education

Ohio State University (Landscape Architectu)

University of Oklahoma (Master's)

Leiden University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Charles will travel within 20 miles of Tarpon Springs, FL 34688.