New University (Mahhattan Com. Coll)
Walden University (Master's)
I enjoy teaching. There is something about assisting other people that brightens my day. I started teaching in the 80s after a non-for-profit theatrical organization, for which I worked, lost funding. A friend told me about a teaching job at school in lower Manhattan. I got the job and started teaching a short time after the interview. I had to teach the core five subjects, and I was nervous because I had not been in front of a group of students, in that capacity, ever. I had studied acting as a teen and young adult, and I loved it, so I was not totally without the ability to command the attention of an audience.
The students I taught were adults, and not much younger than I was at that time. It was a wonderful learning experience for me, and I hope for them as well.
When I decided to go to graduate school, I wanted to sharpen my teaching ability. I knew I could deliver information in a student friendly way, but I also wanted to give my students information they could use to improve the quality of their life choices- in and outside of the classroom. Dealing with Common Core subjects mastery, requires a level of developmental skills that many of the student, I taught, did not have. In some cases that was due to no fault of their own. I think graduate school has made me a better teacher. As for tutoring, I have worked with private students from: under grad, to graduate, to post-graduate studies with a great deal of success.
I have been published as a writer in the New York Times, Essence Magazine, and the Amsterdam News. I love words and the ability to help people, of all ages, learn how to use language in a way that it best expresses their feelings and ideas. I half help student pass the GRE, OTA, GED,and TASC.
For any student, working one on one has its advantages. Individualized attention to one's skills challenges and problem areas is helpful because the problems you have can get the total attention of the tutor/teacher. With whole group instruction-an entire class being taught a subject- many of the issues and concerns that individuals have are often not addressed; which means the interest in the subject and the learning stops at that point. The tutor can help you answer your questions and take the time to help you understand the logic and reasons behind the answers. Tutoring makes the difference. I enjoy teaching. There is something about assisting other people that brightens my day. I started teaching in the 80s after a non-for-profit theatrical organization, for which I worked, lost funding. A friend told me about a teaching job at school in lower Manhattan. I got the job and started teaching a short time after the interview. I had to
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For many years, I taught Public Speaking at the New York City's Union Headquarters for District Council 37. I was the Keynote speaker for the graduation class at New York City Tech for the Adult Education program. More recently I taught Oral Communications to the students at Poised for Success Program and the Upward Bound program at Bronx Community College. As a tutor I have coached students in oral presentation for a number of years.