Oswego State (Education)
Oswego State (Master's)
Hello students! My name is Mark and I have been teaching for over eighteen years. I earned my Associate's in Applied Science degree in Business Administration from Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, NY in 1986. From there I transferred to the State University of New York College at Oswego where I studied Vocational-Technical Education and completed my undergraduate studies by earning my Bachelor's of Science degree in 1988. In 1990, I returned to SUNY Oswego to begin my graduate work, also in Vocational-Technical Education. I completed graduate school and earned my Master's of Science degree in 1992.
My first paid teaching employment came in 1993 when I was hired as a Business Instructor at the Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute in Binghamton, NY. During my tenure I taught the following courses: Accounting I and II, Payroll Accounting, Cost Accounting I and II, Business Math, Federal Income Tax, and Business Organization and Management. In 1995 I also taught Small Business Management classes at Onondaga Community College.
In 1996 I relocated to North Carolina and was hired as an Instructor at the New Horizons Computer Learning Center in Greensboro. I taught several software training classes in the Microsoft Office suite including advanced levels of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. I also taught Lotus SmartSuite, WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, Harvard Graphics, Novell GroupWise, and Lotus Notes. In 1998 I accepted a position as a Software Training Consultant at Productivity Point International in Raleigh where I expanded my software repertoire to include Microsoft Project, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Visio, plus Visual Basic Programming for both Microsoft Excel and Access. Since 2005 I have been an independent contractor and currently provide training to clients through multiple training companies, plus over the years I have also been developing my own client base.
My classroom teaching style is quite dynamic. I believe that my students need hands-on learning so I prepare numerous class activities as well as practice labs for them to complete. As a teacher, it is my job to explain the subject matter by breaking it down and using relative analysis. I like for my students to be able to relate to the material so I commonly will use simple terms and analogies. I prefer to use the formative approach to teaching, which is, starting small and developing a strong foundation to slowly build upon. Where applicable, I also like to use the summation approach as well, where review questions and discussions can facilitate the learning process at a lesson's end.
As a teacher my door is always open to my students for one on one tutoring. Teaching a classroom full of students is a wonderful and fulfilling experience but not all students learn at the same pace. Providing individual assistance therefore is one of the best ways to help those students who have either fallen behind or are just not grasping the concepts. Tutoring was integral to my eventual success as a student myself and it remains a highly regarded and necessary element of my teaching arsenal.
So, if you have any questions, JUST ASK! I am here to help you. Thanks and I look forward to our sessions.
Mark Hello students! My name is Mark and I have been teaching for over eighteen years. I earned my Associate's in Applied Science degree in Business Administration from Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, NY in 1986. From there I transferred to the State University of New York College at Oswego where I studied Vocational-Technical
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I received my Associate's in Applied Science from Sullivan Community College in 1986 in Business Administration. During my tenure as a student I completed the following business courses: Accounting 1 and 2, Business Organization and Management, Marketing, Advertising, Salesmanship, Real Estate, Finance, and Business Law. While working on my Bachelor's in Science degree at Oswego State in Vocational-Technical Education I also completed a course in International Marketing. In addition I completed a Marketing course at the graduate level as well.
The employment positions that I have held since completing my education include personal selling, retail sales, food service sales, restaurant management, teaching business courses, and conducting software training classes.
As a trainer of software classes, I have become familiar with the following programs to the mastery level: Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, Word, plus Crystal Reports, Lotus Notes, and Visual Basic Programming for Excel and Access.
As an instructional designer I have developed numerous courses and course modules for both e-learning and instructor-led training. In addition, as a training consultant I have created a wide variety of database and spreadsheet files for several clients.