Shippensburg University,PA (Secondary Ed-Geog. BS)
University Houston/ Clear Lake Campus/TX (Master's)
University Dallas, Irving,TX (Graduate Coursework)
For the last 30 plus years, I have been teaching a variety of geography courses (Physical, Human, World Regional, Environmental, and North America courses). This included 22 years at University of Houston/Downtown Campus and 14 years at Texas A & M University in Galveston, TX. All of my geography courses required students to present Power Point Presentations on a variety of environmental topics and political issues. Additionally I have taught special courses in Remote Sensing Applications. While employed at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, my duties included training astronauts to be able to identify the natural landscapes and the human-made features that are scattered throughout the surface of the earth.
My earth scientist duties, while employed at NASA, also provided extensive research opportunities to write captions describing the details of the astronaut acquired hand-held photography of earth. These images were initially part of the NASA web site referred to as "An Astronaut View of Earth".
While I am just launching a career in 'Tutoring', my classroom experience spent with thousands of students must suffice for direct and personal contact with a wide range of individual problem solving situations. Critiquing so many power point presentations, offering so many ways that student's could improve their presentations provided my students and me a chance to dialogue one on one.
Teaching geography is so all encompassing of multiple sub-disciplines that students can begin to interconnect some of the earth sciences, e.g. meteorology, hydrology, geology, etc. Each university where I taught allowed me to select my own textbook, generate my own quizzes and exam, write syllabus for each course, through final grading.
I intend to keep each student who signs up for my course involved through outside assignments, e.g. viewing DVD's that are available on the internet, plus special publications TBD
Initially, I anticipate being available for tutoring Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. I can travel to students within a 20 mile radius of Houston, TX or meet them online to discuss unique issues.
I look forward to discussing any tutorial opportunities with potential students or parents. And I will pledge to do my utmost to provide a meaningful and successful environment for the course. For the last 30 plus years, I have been teaching a variety of geography courses (Physical, Human, World Regional, Environmental, and North America courses). This included 22 years at University of Houston/Downtown Campus and 14 years at Texas A & M University in Galveston, TX. All of my geography courses required students to present Power Point
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Taught assorted (physical, world regional, human, environmental) geography courses for over 30 years at University Houston-Downtown campus and Texas A & M University-Galveston, TX. While working at Johnson Space Center, Houston also lectured NASA Astronaut crews on world wide geography of the earth during the decade of 1990's. Classroom activities for all college courses included preparation and presenting Power Point assignments.