As a teacher with 14 years of experience, I still remember what it was like as a student. Some classes were difficult and once I got behind, it was hard for me to catch up. The teachers that were patient and explained concepts clearly were my favorite teachers. That is the type of teacher I have become. I aim to help all students of all levels by explaining the learning objectives in an easy to digest fashion. I also aim to put the students in the center by asking them a lot of questions so I can ensure they understand the learning content. Students feel very comfortable with the questions I ask because I am extremely patient with every question. If the student gives a wrong answer or an answer I possibly disagree with, then we go over it together to find another solution. I do this because I remember being afraid to ask questions in class because I didn't want to embarrass myself. My students never feel embarrassed; they feel respected, they feel they are becoming smarter, they feel more confident.
Let me tell you a little more about myself. I have taught many subjects over my career. I have taught ESL, English Language and Composition, English Literature, American History, and World History. I have also taught Mandarin Chinese. I lived in China for many years. In fact, my wife is from China, and we communicate in Chinese daily.
My received a degree in History and a master's degree in International Studies. These subjects have always interested me and that is why I studied them. I feel grateful that I can now teach them in school with my students. I am a lifelong learner that constantly learn new ideas every day and plan to for the rest of my life. I am also humble and know that I don't know everything. In fact, I learn from my students all the time. This makes teaching the ideal job for me.
I look forward to working with you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Quinnipiac University - Bachelor in Arts, History
Graduate Degree: Concord University - Master of Arts, General Studies
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