Winona State University (Theatre Film)
Western Illinois University (Master's)
I am lifelong learner who has had a successful career in higher education and the non-profit sector. I specialize in tutoring in the following subjects: Humanities, Art, History, Theatre Speech and English. I am also an experienced theatre director and acting coach. I can prepare students for a variety of auditions, educational and professional. I am also experienced in coaching individual events in competitive forensics on the high school and University level.
I have over 15 years mentoring and tutoring students for ACT, SAT, homework projects, continued learning training in reading, writing and English, competitive forensic festivals, public speaking. My belief is that the unique intelligences of each person must be regarded, challenged, and nurtured. To do this, my instructional technique is based on kinesthetic and activity-based learning. I make learning fun by placing information in a context that the student can relate to. I employ clear milestones that allow assessment to be measured based on the strengths of the individual.
I hold myself to a high standard and therefore always ask for feedback from student and parent and I will never require payment if dissatisfied with the outcomes of the instruction. I am flexible with my time but do require a 24 hour cancellation period with the option to reschedule. To ensure the students have a quite focused learning environment I usually use one of the many library locations in my area. I will consider traveling to your home for instruction as well
I am lifelong learner who has had a successful career in higher education and the non-profit sector. I specialize in tutoring in the following subjects: Humanities, Art, History, Theatre Speech and English. I am also an experienced theatre director and acting coach. I can prepare students for a variety of auditions, educational and professional. I
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At Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas I have taught Film history, Acting for the Camera, as well as Film Editing using Final Cut as well as the Adobe Suite.
As a teaching faculty member of the speech, communication and theatre arts department at Kansas Wesleyan University, I taught public speaking as well as oral interpretation to MBA's and undergrads for seven years
At Kansas Wesleyan University I was part of the committee that created a student success program in which we taught creative thinking skills, Library research skills, note taking technique, group study techniques, listening skills and reading comprehension skills. Additionally I taught a student success class for two years.
I have had an accomplished 30-year career as a professional artist in the performing arts. I have a strong body of work that reflects a career of intense commitment, originality and risk taking.
A multi-disciplined professional with extensive experience as a Director, Designer, Playwright and Performer.
I have seven years of experience as Director of Theatre at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina Kansas.
I am a trained videographer. I am skilled in after effect tools, editing tools and audio dubbing. I teach workshops on how to effectively employ video production in live theatrical productions.