I have been teaching in a variety of settings for the past 30 years. I especially enjoy one-on-one teaching. It affords me to be able to know my students better further enabling me to help them with their individual needs.
Undergraduate Degree: Wright State University - Bachelor in Arts, Theatre/Classics
Graduate Degree: Bowling Green State Univ - PHD, Theatre History
Theatre, linguistics, needlepoint and knitting, refinishing furniture
Ancient and Medieval Heritage
College World History
High School English
High School Geography
High School World History
IB Literature and Performance
IB Theatre HL
IB Theatre SL
SAT Subject Test in Latin
SAT Subject Tests Prep
What is your teaching philosophy?
My philosophy is very basic; do what is necessary to meet the needs of the students. Their goals are my goals. It is my job to help the student on the road to success.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would first like to assess the academic level of the student as pertains to the subject being addressed. From there I can then plan a curriculum that will achieve the goals that the student and I have determined.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would give the students assignments that would challenge their cognitive skills, and encourage them to research information pertinent to their learning.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
To motivate a student, one must understand their interests and find ways to incorporate those interests into their learning.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
To address a student's difficulty in learning a skill or concept, I would investigate where the issue lies that is impeding their learning and address those issues.