Teaching is more than simply conveying information from one person to another, it's about building skills, harnessing thought, and opening the world. I teach because I love learning.
I am an adjunct professor for a small private regional university and teach in the area of government and management. I have a masters degree in public policy from the University of Northern Iowa and a masters degree in business administration from Texas A&M. I also hold a bachelors degree in political science.
I have worked in the public and non-profits sectors for the majority of my professional life, mostly in city government and community development.
University of Northern Iowa - Bachelors, Political Science
University of Northern Iowa - Masters, Public Policy
What is your teaching philosophy?
To teach the student and develop the learner.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I focus on getting to know the student, their specific needs, and then developing a strategy to best achieve their goals. Each learner is different, and each strategy is unique.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Topics will change, but learning strategies are critical for the learner. Not only will we cover your topics; we'll hone our learning strategies to fit the learner.