Alverno College,Milwaukee WI (Education,Music)
Loyola University Chicago IL (Master's)
Medical College of Wisconsin,Wauwatosa WI (Other)
My love for teaching spans just a few years. I started out teaching music in the elementary schools and had lots of fun doing holiday programs and spring concerts. I enjoyed teaching remedial math and reading in the elementary schools. Later, I did a lot of substitute teaching and tutoring in all levels. Most recently, I taught on the college level, finding success and students eager to learn about people from Alaska, different religions and some philosophy.
My interest in topics is wide. I like to see students happy when they successfully grasp some concept and find that they can be successful on their own.
Math? Let's play! Let's talk about problem solving strategies! You'll find that they apply in other areas than math too, and they're so helpful! Reading? Where is the story taking place? When? Let's find out about the author and what kind of idea they're trying to get across! Reading is so much fun, especially when we take time to dig deep and find special meaning. People from other places? Do you know how you'd live in a climate unlike your own? Other people do it in amazing ways. Lastly, we want to compete; we want to compete with ourselves to do the best job on our studies that we can! So think about these things, and let's work together! My love for teaching spans just a few years. I started out teaching music in the elementary schools and had lots of fun doing holiday programs and spring concerts. I enjoyed teaching remedial math and reading in the elementary schools. Later, I did a lot of substitute teaching and tutoring in all levels. Most recently, I taught on the college
I acquired an MA from Loyola University Chicago. The focus area was theology, which required extensive work in Bible Studies. Most of the Bible Study took place at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Wisconsin, where I did Scripture study, Pauline Literature and other relevant work. I was able to use earlier theological study from undergraduate work at Marquette and Alverno as a jail minister. I am qualified to teach the historical-critical method of exegesis, while honoring an individual or a group's interpretation.
At Alverno College, part of my music education did involve studying music history. I did a series of lectures on music history which involved lecturing and listening at Community Library, Silver Lake, Wisconsin, during the late 80s. I also taught music history at Concordia University Wisconsin, where I correlated art with the corresponding musical style, e.g. Baroque with the detailed glory of its art, Classical with its corresponding toned down art, and so forth.
As a young student at St. Anne School, Milwaukee, I took piano lessons. Later on, I taught piano lessons privately at LoDuca Brothers studio in West Allis, WI. I also taught in my parents' home. As part of my undergraduate music education at both Wisconsin College Conservatory and Alverno College, I had to hone my piano skills with proficiency lessons. I accompanied myself singing many weddings professionally.
During my education, I took speech classes as part of my theater minor and as part of teacher education. I taught speech communications while teaching at Concordia University Wisconsin. My teaching adult education classes at Carthage College required that I listen and critique oral presentations. Besides, my considerable lecturing required speechmaking abilities.
I took undergraduate courses on teaching reading and methods for teaching reading during the course of my teacher certification. I have lots of work experience teaching reading in the elementary schools.
I taught religion to fourth graders in a Catholic school. I have a Certificate in Christian Ministry from Alverno College. I did a ministry internship in the Kenosha County Jail with inmates studying the Scriptures. I have a Masters Degree in Pastoral (Religious Studies) from Loyola University, Chicago.
Theater was my minor area of study at Alverno College. I learned about plays, playwrights, staging, set construction, and acting methods. I acted in two major productions with Theater Alverno. I used my skills to produce various Christmas and Spring theater productions as an elementary school teacher.
In the early 70's, I participated with a group of friends in performing musical pieces vocally for nursing home residents. I studied voice at the Wisconsin College Conservatory of Music and at Alverno College. I was a member of Milwaukee's Florentine Opera Company for several years while performing recitals and in a major musical at Alverno College. I know a great many tactics for developing a good clear tone, breathing, and aspects of singing in Italian, French, German, and English.