I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from Notre Dame de Namur University in Northern California. I recently received my Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Phoenix.
Currently, I am teaching English to Chinese students. I am a seasoned professional with teaching experience in excess of 30 years.
I am a proponent of active learning and use a variety of methods to encourage discussion and interaction. One method I use that I have found to be particularly effective is to teach students material or provide examples that are relevant to their everyday lives.
My commitment is to the students and their learning. Tutoring should be presented in such a way as to clearly define objectives and expectations from the very beginning
I believe students learn most effectively when they are self-directed in their learning. Students want to participate in what and how they are learning. I often take suggestions regarding their interests and how they learn best. I make a conscious effort to know my students by name and have an idea of who they are and where they come from.
I strive to provide a positive working and learning environment for students. I have found that making a course memorable, fun, and unique is what makes students respond enthusiastically.
Regardless of their backgrounds, socio-economic situation, level of ability, or otherwise, students are treated respectfully. All students can achieve; it is my responsibility to assure them of my full attention.
While music is my first love, I have traveled to all 7 continents and enjoy binge watching great television shows. Toy collecting is another hobby of mine, and I can’t get enough of the Munsters television show from the 1960s.
Notre Dame de Namur University - Bachelors, Theater Arts
University of Phoenix-Dallas Campus - Masters, Adult Education and Training
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