My commitment to teaching has been evidenced by a rich, long history of helping students reach their fullest educational potential. I am experienced at teaching English, Literature, and writing at the high school level. I have also taught composition and speech communications at the community college and University levels, including six years at Penn State University. In addition, I taught gifted education at the elementary and middle school levels and have actively helped students develop their critical and creative thinking skills in a variety of ways.
Since I have written and published five books, (including two works of non-fiction) and wrote for two newspapers (The Cape May County Herald, and The Mercury) I can share with students the techniques of writing clear and concise essays and term papers.
My educational background includes a Master's Degree and two Bachelor's Degrees from Villanova University. This classical educational foundation has given me the tools necessary to help others achieve their full writing potential.
Undergraduate Degree: Villanova University - Bachelors, Education
Graduate Degree: Villanova University - Masters, Theatre
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What is your teaching philosophy?
Helping students actualize their fullest educational and creative potential.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
If I were helping a student with a term paper for example, I would ask them to send it to me for review and critically analyze. I would then review their writing techniques and offer suggestions.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would give them a list of books to read that I found helpful and provide the foundation for their intellectual advancement.