University of Kentucky (Social Sciences)
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (Master's)
University of Southern Mississippi (Master's)
I have taught in Jamaica, Taiwan, California, Mississippi, and Kentucky. I completed 18 years in Mississippi teaching high-school World Geography and A.P. Human Geography, and five years in kentucky teaching the same subjects. I also am certified to teach in Tennessee.
I hold eight college degrees: A.A. Anthropology, A.A.S Mining Reclamation, B.A. Geography, M.A. International Affairs, M.A. Geography, M.S. International Agriculture, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction (high-school social Studies), and a Ph.D. Geography Education from Texas State University (2013). All this shows that I am a life-long student.
To get a teaching certificate in California (where I also taught some community college) I was required to take the NTE (National Teachers Exam) and scored a 99 percentile in all the social studies (in 1993; I have the documentation).
Yet for all the accomplishments I have earned as a life-long student (I'm now an athletic 70), I relish explaining the social world to students and helping with specific assignments. This is what I have been doing for the last 27 years!
Update: I just retired (2017) from teaching social studies at a High School.
I have also taught English as a Second Language at a university in Taiwan, and English (literature and composition, along with the social studies) at a private school in Malibu, California. I have had other experience, also, as a tutor in Jamaica, Taiwan, and California.
I understand fully that education must be student-centered. This is what I can do as a one-on-one tutor: Make learning personable and meaningful. I have taught in Jamaica, Taiwan, California, Mississippi, and Kentucky. I completed 18 years in Mississippi teaching high-school World Geography and A.P. Human Geography, and five years in kentucky teaching the same subjects. I also am certified to teach in Tennessee.
I hold eight college degrees: A.A. Anthropology, A.A.S Mining
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As of Summer 2017, I have completed more than two years in an intense study of African American history. From this research, I have written a 450-page general historical geography focusing on a small region in Western Kentucky.
I hold an AA Anthropology and have taken graduate courses in the subject.
I carried out research and authored a report in Jamaica for U.S. AID (smallholder farming).
I worked on archaeological digs in Belize (Maya) and England (Roman fort) and worked on a research project in central Mexico with EarthWatch (colonial churches).
Besides having researched and written dozens of college course papers, I produced a Master's thesis and a PhD dissertation.
I am now completing (July 2017) a book-length manuscript on the general historical geography of Muhlenberg County and Western Kentucky, focusing on the African American experience. Soon, I shall look for a publisher.
I authored an entry in the Mississippi Encyclopedia (published May 2017).