Learning has relevance as real-world experience. I am a University of California (UC) professor with a doctor's degree in English-and-American Literature. I have received several forms of academic recognition and am a member of several academic honors societies:
Cambridge Who's Who: 2007-Present: Lifetime Member
Phi Lambda Theta: August 19, 2002
Phi Kappa Phi: April 26, 2002
Who's Who: 1989-1990
Dean's List at California State University: Dominguez Hills: June 15, 1980
Bachelor of Art's Degree with Distinction: California State University: Dominguez Hills: June 15, 1978
Associate of Arts Degree with Distinction: El Camino College: June 15, 1976
Alpha Gama Sigma Award: El Camino College: June 15, 1976
I am also a member of the alumni associations of both the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). For many years, I have primarily taught English, Literature, and Composition, while also teaching courses in Philosophy, Science, Art, History, American History, American Government, US Constitution, Economics, etc. I also have backgrounds in research and in the health field. Further, I have also been a Referee and Reader for UCLA's American Indian Studies Center, providing insights as to whether a document should be published.
I am familiar with both the Modern Language Association (MLA) standards and the American Psychology Association (APA) standards in writing, including in citations and references. I have over twenty years of experience reading, marking, correcting, and grading papers at the following levels: UC schools, state university, community college, and K-12, both in regular education and in special education.
I have taught students and have graded papers in UC schools for over six years, in state university for two years, in community colleges for five years, and in K-12 for seven years. All the above is concurrent with practicing private tutoring in writing in many areas, but primarily in English, Composition, and Literature. I am credentialed in teaching in special education, both as a generalist and as an autism specialist. Finally, I also have many years of experience teaching in both English as a Second Language (ESL) courses and Sheltered courses.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Dominguez Hills - Bachelor in Arts, Studio Arts
Graduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Doctor of Philosophy, English
Composing music, drawing, painting, photography, camping, traveling, neuroscience, forensic psychology, Criminal Justice System (CJS) research and health field research
CBEST - The California Basic Educational Skills Test
College Level American Literature
High School English