As a teacher and trainer, I have taught and worked with students young and old for most of my professional life. I enjoy finding ways to help them to learn, incorporate and use new knowledge and skills. I'm delighted when their eyes light up, realizing what they now know and can do.
My goal is to help them realize their goals whether academic, personal or professional, and along the way, to have fun. I take pleasure in the process of helping a student to achieve their objectives, by helping them to maximize the skills and the capabilities that they have--and discovering new skills they had yet to use.
I want each student to use their critical thinking, to help them understand if a fact or an idea makes sense, and from where that idea originates.
One of my passions is communicating clearly and purposefully. I enjoy working with those that want to tell stories, need to reach out and express reasoned opinions, and those that just want to make sure their thoughts and ideas are expressed well.
Related to this are my other interests in human behavior, history, and politics. They are a way to look at the past, present and future. They are ways to see peoples' behaviors, observe social and political trends, and review the actions and implications of historical events.
I have degrees in Psychology and Media Communications, and certifications as a Master Trainer, Instructional Designer and Performance Consultant. But along the way I also authored many film and video scripts, as well as dozens of audio/visual, multi-media and online presentations.
Whether it's writing creatively, examining human behavior, critically reviewing history, teaching public speaking, I want to help others to express themselves .
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor in Arts, Applied Psychology
Graduate Degree: Webster University - Master of Arts, Mass Communications
I enjoy cooking and learning how to prepare delicious foods. I have an interest in television- its history and its future as a digital medium. . I follow Cardinals baseball and Blues ice hockey. I have created a family history and genealogy. I am self-taught in digital technology, and applied that to my work as a professional voice-over narrator.
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing