Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Animal Science)
My education includes graduating from Assumption Jr-Sr High School in 1986. I then went on to receive my Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with a Minor in Agribusiness Economics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois. In 2006, I went back to get certified to teach agriculture and work on my Masters of Science in Workforce Education. I hope to finish my graduate degree in the coming year.
My experience with teaching elementary and secondary students include substitute teaching in Illinois for eleven years for grades K-12. I also have experience working with learning disabled and behavioral disorder students while substitute teaching through Tri-County Special Education in Illinois. I taught horticulture Science at East. Louis High School from 2008-2012 and agriculture science at a middle school for the past two school years. In 2002-2003, I also did some one on one tutoring while I was a youth pastor at 1st Baptist Carterville. I helped him with improving his reading skills.
I believe in positive verbal reinforcement in tutoring. I also believe students don't care how much you know till they know how much you care. That means getting to know what that student enjoys and the goals they have set for himself or herself and communicating how their school work and dreams meet. I also believe that perseverance is required and can't should not be a cart of that student's vocabulary.
My education includes graduating from Assumption Jr-Sr High School in 1986. I then went on to receive my Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with a Minor in Agribusiness Economics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois. In 2006, I went back to get certified to teach agriculture and work on my Masters of Science in Workforce
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I taught Sunday School and Bible Study to both middle and high school students. I also took a class in Bible Backgrounds at Lincoln Christian Seminary. I have been an avid reader and study my Bible daily. I have done so for the past 23 years.
I took Introduction to horticulture and Agronomy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I taught horticulture at East St. Louis High School for four years. I was a part time independent landscaper while attending grad school. This meant I needed to know my plants. I also taught agronomy, floriculture, plant identification, pomology, and olericulture to my students at Deltona Middle school.
I took zoology class at Southern Illinois University on the undergraduate level. I took many animal science classes at SIUC such as beef production, swine production, microbiology. I taught animal science to my agriculture students which included teaching about insects, animal classification, wildlife management.