Virginia Tech (Agricultural Ed)
Virginia Tech (Master's)
Kansas State University (PhD)
I am an experienced instructor of diverse groups of individuals. My primary subject areas include statistics, SPSS, American history, writing of all kinds (especially research papers and reports), world politics, computer software use, study habits, public speaking, and ethics. I have taught adults for over a decade and continue to do so in person and online. I like to give constructive, timely, and continuous feedback to any student I am working with in whatever environment. I constantly strive to find information and resources to assist students in accomplishing their goals. I have developed some tools along my career to help students with these particular subjects. I believe that I can help anyone in these topics and many others.
I am an experienced instructor of diverse groups of individuals. My primary subject areas include statistics, SPSS, American history, writing of all kinds (especially research papers and reports), world politics, computer software use, study habits, public speaking, and ethics. I have taught adults for over a decade and continue to do so in person
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We have adopted two biological brothers 4 years ago. One was diagnosed with ADD and the other with ADHD. They are required to take medication daily, monthly mental evaluation visits, and bi-weekly educational psychologists visits in the home. They were evaluated and with our recommendation retained in kindergarten and first grade for a second year. They are now in 1st and 2nd grade. Reading, speaking with doctors, and day to day techniques of redirection are now part of my everyday life.
I have used Microsoft Outlook in an office and teaching environment for over a decade. That use includes typing emails, managing calendars, flagging notes as important, and a multitude of other tasks and skills.
I have used Windows 3.1, 95, 98, and currently Vista in work and home environments. I have managed files, backed up data, scanned for viruses, and successfully completed software installation on PC devices.
I speak in front of groups on a daily basis. I took public speaking in high school and competed in both prepared and extemporaneous public speaking contests. In my undergraduate studies I also took a public speaking course.
I have a Ph.D. in Adult, Occupational, and Continuing Education. I have taken sociology classes at the graduate level including my doctoral preparation. That includes social foundations of adult education which covered topics of diversity, culture, and minority issues. I have had at least 12 graduate hours of education in sociology or sociological associated topics.
I have completed a dissertation using multivariate analysis of variance statistic methods. I believe that I have the skills to use most if not all of the statistical methods in SPSS. I am self taught in a number of areas and have previously helped others in quantitative and qualitative studies.
I completed a PhD in Adult Education and I teach adults both on-site and online environments. I have instructed many of them to organize their readings, how to take notes, and how to read required reading in order to understand the authors point of view. I have also provided students instruction for outlining papers, mind mapping projects, and setting milestones for research studies.