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I learned electronics and discipline during 8.5 years in the Navy. After the Navy I determined I needed a degree to advance my career so, while working full time, I went to night school and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a 3.82 GPA. Then 30 years working on medical and research equipment. My greatest joy in working was helping customers learning how to operate and troubleshoot their equipment.
When I left field service I put that passion for teaching customers to work at Dakota County Technical College designing and teaching a program in Biomedical Equipment Technology. I retired in 2012 and that lasted until my honey-do list ran out. I went back to teaching part time at ITT Technical Institute. I taught electronics at the Associate and Bachelor level. In addition I taught basic computer, networking and problem solving classes. Now that ITT has folded I am looking for that opportunity to engage with a student and watch that light of understanding ignite.
I was terrible at math in High School. I know how that feels. When I returned to college I was motivated to learn and earned 4.0 in Algebra and Statistics. I successfully taught adult students in my college classes who had zero exposure to those subjects.
I love science and stay current on as many fields as possible. In college I had to develop study techniques to achieve my goals because I was working full time. This technique is easily taught and highly effective.
I will give you two examples. I had a student who was going to drop out. In his words, "I'm to stupid to learn." After working with him he graduated 4.0. Another came into my office upset she was going to fail her Gen Ed class. She had two hours. I put her in a empty classroom and instructed her on how to review. She earned a B+.
No matter how much you are struggling you can learn and succeed. I learned electronics and discipline during 8.5 years in the Navy. After the Navy I determined I needed a degree to advance my career so, while working full time, I went to night school and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a 3.82 GPA. Then 30 years working on medical and research equipment. My greatest joy in working
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I taught three years of Problem Solving classes at ITT Technical Institute. By necessity, I developed a successful method of studying that helped me earn a 3.82 GPA. Instilling confidence and belief in one's ability to learn is a key factor in success. Having fun while doing it doesn't hurt.