Bowling Green State University, Ohio (Journalism English)
Xavier University (Master's)
"Teachers who enjoy teaching have students who enjoy learning". One of my former students (college freshman English) cross stitched and framed this statement as a gift to me a the end of the semester. I was an adjunct instructor of freshman English for a local university for 15 years. This gift is one of my most treasured possessions. I treasure it because I truly enjoy teaching; and it is my goal that each student I teach or tutor learns to enjoy learning and becomes empowered to continue as a learner throughout his or her lifetime. Effective written and verbal communication skills positively impact every part of our lives. Certainly, students need those skills to be successful in class. Professionals use those skills daily in their work life. Even more importantly, communication allows us to build stronger and happier relationships with all of the people in our lives. Reading comprehension is integral to every part of our lives. My goal is to ensure my students have the ability to understand and relate to what they read. I consider it a bonus for my student - and for me - if my student begins to enjoy reading. I know, when that happens, that a whole new world has opened up for that student.
I respect individual learning styles and I am able to design a curriculum that is consistent with the learner's needs. I, also, am a strong believer in ensuring that my students are proficient in the fundamentals of reading comprehension and writing: grammar, syntax, vocabulary, purpose and meaning. Once a student has mastered those fundamental skills, he or she can build from there and continue becoming more proficient in all areas of reading comprehension and writing. I am currently a human resource manager and I see everyday how important these skills are for every employee. Effective communication is not a "nice to have". It is a necessity. "Teachers who enjoy teaching have students who enjoy learning". One of my former students (college freshman English) cross stitched and framed this statement as a gift to me a the end of the semester. I was an adjunct instructor of freshman English for a local university for 15 years. This gift is one of my most treasured possessions. I treasure
I was an adjunct English instructor at Northern Kentucky University for 15 years. I have served as a presenter many times: community classes on business writing, presenting at a national convention regarding a compensation system I had designed. I am comfortable presenting information to small and large groups.