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Albany Technical College (Accounting)
ALBANY TECH COLLEGE (Graduate Coursework)
In addition to working for a real estate company and in retail, I am also a full-time student at Albany Technical College majoring in Business Management. In 2011, I started an adult reading program called Get Albany Reading in which adults learned how to identify and define root words and how to build larger words. The classes were held at Bill Miller Community Center and consisted of learning how to fill out forms and applications, read traffic signs, and newspapers. I speak basic conversational Spanish. I also created the only known pre-training course for a 411 call center and taught skills in public speaking, spelling (geography), customer service, and grammar. I was a tutor for adults who did not have the learning ability to get a GED but needed basic life skills and basic reading, writing, and math skills.
My educational background includes a certificate and diploma in Accounting, a certificate in Business Education, an advanced certificate and diploma in Business Education, and a Small Business Management diploma. I have completed numerous courses in essay writing and other forms of English. I believe education is an ongoing process; therefore, I consider myself to be a career student.
I have over twenty years of administrative experience with skills in typing and 10-key (60+wpm), and excellent written, verbal, and oral communication skills. I have skills in Microsoft Windows and Office, Corel WordPerfect, and Tenant Pro. I also help others with resumes and writing different types of letters. In addition to working for a real estate company and in retail, I am also a full-time student at Albany Technical College majoring in Business Management. In 2011, I started an adult reading program called Get Albany Reading in
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In addition to teaching my own five-year-old, I tutor other elementary students in reading fundamentals and Math. When tutoring students in reading, I don't have them to read and I tell them the words they don't know. I do a variety of drills designed to show students how sounds are made and pronounced. I have students to focus on enunciating each letter in a word - even if it is a one-syllable word. Students are required to tell what a word means. Just because they can pronounce the word does not mean they know the definition or understand it's meaning.
My educational background includes studies in Small Business Management, Accounting, Business Education, and Management. I teach life skills to adults who do not have the ability to get a GED or high school diploma. I have tutored and taught large classes but I prefer one-on-one time with students.
I played softball for 20 years and I am capable of playing all positions. If I were not playing softball, I acted as head coach or as base coach. I do several drills for stopping ground balls and how to catch a pop-up ball while competing with the sun. And most importantly, how to play safely.