Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Journalism)
Webster University (Master's)
If you want someone who is dedicated to teaching youth and young adults, and who has both professional skills and passion, I am your person. I have dedicated myself to students by working as an adjunct English instructor for two colleges, serving as a both an English and Public Speaking instructor for high school students, helping to open a new college campus location in West County, and establishing and overseeing a college-age ministry. I have also served with campus-based college preparatory programs as well as area high schools, offering assistance with SAT and ACT preparation. In addition, I am a twice-published author, currently working on my third book, an editor who provides both editing and publishing support, and a magazine writer. Currently, I serve as an adjunct instructor at two area college campuses, a magazine writer, and a college-age minister. I also offer writing support to youth within our church group and Public Relations support to various clients.
Yes, I am a busy person, but I am also highly committed and focused on helping young people become all that they were created to become. With more than 20 years of experience in writing, editing, and Public Relations, five years of experience in teaching English/Grammar and tutoring, as well as extensive experience in Writing, Editing and other areas of Communications, I can drastically improve the skills of any individuals, especially a student. These skills, complemented by my formal education consisting of a Bachelor's in Journalism and a Master's in Public Relations, make me a highly qualified tutor. If you want someone who is dedicated to teaching youth and young adults, and who has both professional skills and passion, I am your person. I have dedicated myself to students by working as an adjunct English instructor for two colleges, serving as a both an English and Public Speaking instructor for high school students, helping to open a new
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My educational background includes attendance at United Theological Seminary where I am pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree, with an expected graduation of May 2015. As a student at United, I also completed and passed classes for a Master's Equivalency in Biblical Studies that included The History of Christianity, Theology, Ethics, Old Testament and New Testament. In addition I have classroom teaching experience that includes serving as an adjunct instructor for both Vatterott College and St. Louis Community College. At my church, I established the college age ministry and developed teaching modules on biblical principles, taught bible study classes and developed and taught discipleship classes.
For the past four years, I have served as an adjunct English instructor for St. Louis Community College. In addition, I served as an English Tutor and editor at both the Wildwood Campus of St. Louis Community College, and the Forest Park campus. As a Journalism major in college, I graduated with a minor in English, and I have written and published two books, written for numerous publications including newspapers and magazines, and served on the editorial boards of the Missouri Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Since October 2004, I have owned and operated a public relations and communications company. In this capacity, I have conducted many radio, television and newspaper interviews, workshops on media relations, community engagement and public speaking, and wrote speeches and speaking bullets. I also taught a Public Speaking class in the summer of 2013 for high school students in the Upward Bound program.