Saint Bonaventure University (Chemistry)
SUNY Oswego (Master's)
Philosophy of Teaching – Randy A.
I have been taught a wide variety of subject matter by both professors and professional instructors. I have tried to adopt and blend some of their techniques to effectively communicate to students. As an adjunct professor, I understand the difficulty students have specifically with technology courses including definitions, terminology and formulas. The students can become overwhelmed by the technical language and abandoned hope of understanding or mastering the complex topics.
First, a relationship between the professor and the student must be developed. The student needs to become comfortable the subject through the teaching style, delivery and approach. The professor needs to maintain a professional attitude, but allow for students to feel secure that their responses will not be dismissed. The professor can show the mastery of the subject while increasing the confidence of student to be able to apply the knowledge. At various points during the lecture, the professor must verify the students understands and are able to recite the concepts presented. The verification can be done verbally in class, with homework assignments and / or through chapter quizzes prior to an exam to improve their chance of succeeding.
Another important aspect is to understand the baseline of the student’s knowledge. This can be accomplished by having the students state a quick person bio. This allows the professor to determine the level of knowledge and foundation skill to build upon. Also, by requiring that all the students join into the discussion and the lecture Q&A’s sessions, the students will reveal their awareness or abilities.
I hold an Advanced Degree; professionally I have significant and increasing responsibility in all aspects of metals & plastics processing, training, safety and health. I have extensive experience in materials, automotive injection molding, plastic extrusion, aerospace metal machining – aerospace heat treating including regulatory and environmental compliance. I have established, coordinated and implemented many efficiency and cost saving programs for organizations to achieve world class quality status at multiple sites. I have worked as an Adjunct Professor teaching introduction to plastics, polymeric material, and plastic processing just to mention a few.
There are many aspects that can be incorporated to create a great presentation in PowerPoint, proper knowledge of the subject matter when using Microsoft Word and an understanding and organization of data when using Microsoft Excel.
In understanding technical studies, I feel it is best to follow the sequence of showing the method, working together, then observing the technique practiced. A student mastering the procedure occurs through repetition. Accuracy is mastered with calibration and when the application of technique becomes consistent and reliable. Philosophy of Teaching – Randy A.
I have been taught a wide variety of subject matter by both professors and professional instructors. I have tried to adopt and blend some of their techniques to effectively communicate to students. As an adjunct professor, I understand the difficulty students have specifically with technology courses
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The first step would be to check on your proficiency in Chemistry as without a solid foundation of knowledge Chemistry does becoming difficult to master.
I have received my BS in Chemisty 47 credit hours courses which included Organic Chemistry, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Inorganic Polymers
I have taught Polymeric Materials, and Introduction to Plastics as an Adjunct Professor at Monroe Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Throughout my career, I have worked in the Plastics Industry as Process Engineer.
As part of the Visiting Chemist program, I given lectures on Polymer Chemistry and Applications at Saint Bonaventure.
I am a former Division I soccer player at St. Bonaventure University. While in high school, my team won the Western NY title U19 and the Greece Cup and Quarter Finals Section V AAA.
Since college, I've coached for six years from U12 through U19 programs winning two league titles. I have been a Section V referee for the past six years at the JV level.
In addition, I cover the Rochester Rhinos as a freelance journalist for the Times of Wayne County.