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Southern Methodist University (Computer Science)
My educational philosophy is to promote an overall desire to learn, while presenting lesson material using history, research, and/or reliable information to gain a student’s conceptual, intellectual, and academic understanding and knowledge of the topic. I attempt to inspire a love of learning in children in their formative years (K-6), as it is essential to attain this attribute early in their development to facilitate future growth. I identify weaknesses in content learning and augment and enhance knowledge of subject matter using a variety of accepted and innovative techniques.
I have taught various grades from 2nd to 9th grades in a private supplementary school for the past 12 years in the following subject areas: Hebrew, Bible, Ethics, Israel, and other related topical areas. For adults, I have provided educational/technical training with measurable success in the areas of human behavior, software development methodologies, and software product usage. I've also taught sewing to adults and children, from beginners to advanced levels, for many years.
I have taken a series of teacher professional development seminars given by Norma-Krasne-Levine, Ed.D., on “Knowledge of the Student; Knowledge of the Teacher,” “Readers’ Theater,” “Tools for Learning,” “Observation Techniques,” “Reflections and Assessment,” et al. I also received Chicago Math training from Sue Sereboff, Masters in Special Education, LD Certified, Certified Diagnostician, Texas State Certification for Tutoring. I graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, with a BSE Computer Science (minor in Business) cum laude with 3.667 grade point average.
Over the years, I have taught students with autism, aspergers, ADHD, dyslexia, and a variety of other learning differences. I have successfully tutored high school students with learning differences on a variety of subjects. Students were accepted into college.
In 2013-2014, I tutored Middle School children (6th-8th grades) in 2 schools on mathematics as part of a special contract with DISD to provide foundational skills to specifically selected schools.
For 11 years, have taught adults how to set-up and use Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, ACT, Quicken, QuickBooks, etc.
I've also developed/taught a boot camp for 12 new data base analysts for a marketing company. All students graduated; most were promoted one or more times within 6 months of graduation. I developed curriculum and courses for the corporate arm of the University of North Texas. My educational philosophy is to promote an overall desire to learn, while presenting lesson material using history, research, and/or reliable information to gain a student’s conceptual, intellectual, and academic understanding
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I have taught close to 10 autistic students in classroom and private tutoring sessions for many subjects over the last 15 years, using a variety of methods, depending on the extent of their autism and/or their particular interests. All enjoyed learning with me and succeeded in mastering their material and in passing their exams.
I have taken more than 20 classes, seminars, and workshops given by psychologists, PHDs, doctors, etc., on teaching students with Autism, Aspergers, and ADHD.
During my 15 years of teaching in afterschool and Sunday educational programs, I was given most of the special needs students, especially ones with Autism to teach, because of my continual success with these students. You are welcome to contact my education director for 11 years to verify this.
I have taught the Jewish Bible, history, ethics, holidays, etc., for more than 15 years. I have also been a continuing student of the Old Testament for my entire life, attending seminars, conferences, classes, workshops, et al. My teaching in a supplementary school requires that I take at least 10 hours of studies a year; I take more than 30 hours with Rabbis, professional teachers, and religious scholars.
I have a degree from SMU in Computer Science. I worked in the field: programming, project management, quality assurance including Q/A Management, testing, requirements gathering, auditing, for over 40 years. I also taught classes in programming, quality assurance, computer security, etc., for many years.
I have experience with all Microsoft Office products, including Outlook for more than 20 years. I have been certified by CMIT Solutions for teaching/training in all Microsoft Office applications since 2005. I have trained young adults, adults, and seniors in computer applications for more than 20 years.
1955-present, I design and sew clothing, including elaborate wedding gowns, prom gowns, and designer clothing for myself and others, and have completed varied craft projects.
I taught young children to use a sewing machine and to make stuffed animals and pillows and clothing.
2005-2007, I taught garment sewing classes for all student levels, including pattern adjustment and alterations, at JoAnn’s Superstore.
In 2005, I received HSA Trained Sewing Educator certification.