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St. Ambrose University (Philosophy, English)
University of Iowa (Master's)
Iowa State (PhD)
I have been committed to excellence in education for the past 40 years. I have always believed that with due diligence, commitment, and hard work education will bring anyone to the top layer of their skills and abilities. I have experience in teaching from the elementary level to the graduate level.
My expertise is in all areas of English, grammar, literature, vocabulary, and reading. I also have taught all areas of social studies, world history, US history, government, current events, world religions and cultures. My specialty is teaching middle school and high school. My tutoring experience is one of challenging the student to ask critical questions in order to search the truth in the subject matter. My student centered approach will allow the student to develop h/his own skills that will lead to success in the subject matter.
I have always been student centered and with a firm respect for all students regardless of levels, I am able to gain trust and develop a working relationship with each student. Every student has a unique "tool box" of skills and talents. The quest is to explore and reveal the greatest potentials each person possesses, and to build on each in order to make the potentials a reality. I hold valid teaching credentials in two states as well as a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Development. I have been committed to excellence in education for the past 40 years. I have always believed that with due diligence, commitment, and hard work education will bring anyone to the top layer of their skills and abilities. I have experience in teaching from the elementary level to the graduate level.
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I have taught Bible Studies in private schools for over 15 years. I have engaged students in the wonders of Bible as literature as well as understanding the meaning and message of scripture. I have also offered private Bible Studies to interested groups for over 20 years. I am also an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church.
I have taught Classics and the history of Classics for 10 years to high school students. One of my certifications for my teaching license is in Classics and Classical History. Often I combine Classical History and the Classics with the development of liberal arts education in Greek society.
I have been involved in public speaking for over 40 years and do it on a weekly basis. I was trained in public speaking by various public relation executives as to development of speeches, delivery modes, and the effective manner in which to hold the attention of the audience. I also, as an ordained minister, have preached on the Bible to multiple churches.
I am an ordained minister holding a Master of Divinity Degree from an accredited graduate school of theology. I have taught various aspects of religion over the past 40 years from elementary to college level students. I emphasize the aspect of an ecumenical approach to all religions. It is a matter of cooperation and collaboration to bring religions together.