Indiana University - Bloomington, IN (English)
Indiana University/ Oral Roberts University (Master's)
Oklahoma State University (EdD)
My resourceful and inspiring teaching style has won numerous awards over more than 26 years as an educator in both the public and private sectors. From elementary schools to universities, I have enjoyed sharing my love for learning by helping others to develop their talents and abilities. Years of teaching English language arts, effective communication, behavioral sciences and group dynamics (among other subjects) have given me tremendous insight into the teaching and learning processes.
After assessing students to identify their learning styles and multiple intelligences, I enjoy helping them to apply their gifts and to strengthen their weaker areas. I draw from a broad spectrum of cultural exposure through national and international educational travel and missions trips. While learning is its own reward, I strongly encourage and acknowledge the achievements of my students.
Teaching and learning are not synonymous, but rather mutually dependent processes. I frequently ask for feedback on the teaching and provide students with periodic assessments so they can monitor their learning progress. To challenge but not overwhelm my students, I help them to set high standards for themselves and encourage them to achieve their goals. I demonstrate a belief in their ability that positively impacts their confidence and esteem. To provide needed flexibility, my 24-hour cancellation policy includes make-up times and opportunities.
I look forward to meeting with you and helping you demonstrate your ability to succeed in school.
My resourceful and inspiring teaching style has won numerous awards over more than 26 years as an educator in both the public and private sectors. From elementary schools to universities, I have enjoyed sharing my love for learning by helping others to develop their talents and abilities. Years of teaching English language arts, effective
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My Biblical Studies preparation began with my M.A. in Historical Theological Studies from Oral Roberts Univ. (ORU), Tulsa, OK 1990. Fifteen hours of post graduate work was completed at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN (2004). I served as an Adjunct Professor - Graduate Theology, ORU, from 1988 -1990). I also taught Biblical Studies as an
Instructor for LIFE Institute School of Ministry/ Light of the World Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN 2001-2004. (That Program of Study is now under auspices of Indiana Wesleyan University.)
My B.A. in English (Indiana University 1970) included three presentation classes. Class or public presentations were required for most of my graduate classes. Public speaking was a major component of the Oral Communications classes I taught at Oral Roberts University 1988 - 1996. As an ordained minister and Associate Pastor since 2005, I preach, teach and make public presentations frequently as well as train others to do those things. Public speaking was also one of several classes I taught at ITT Technical Institute (Indianapolis, IN), from 1997 -2011.
“Early Childhood Development” was a major part of the psychology and communication classes I taught at two universities. Knowing how to make learning fun enabled me to successfully home-school my own daughters. I have taught and tutored many children in reading, spelling, and other subjects.
Sociology was the minor subject of study on my A.B. from Indiana University (1970). I continued studying in this field as I taught Sociology and Social Psychology (among other courses) at ITT Technical Institute (Indianapolis, IN), from 1997 to 2011. Since 2011, I have taught Sociology in religiously affiliated schools in the Indianapolis area.
At three universities, I taught study skills on programs designed to bridge the gap between educational levels for first generation college students. Study skills were a major part of the Basic English I taught on the Groups Bridge Program at Indiana University (two years). At the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, I taught advanced, academic skills to first generation college graduates entering into medical and allied-health professional schools (two years). On the Oral Roberts University bridge program, I provided academic counseling and taught study skills (three years) using the Master Student curriculum originally developed by Dave Ellis at Indiana University.