I'm reminded of an old saying from the first Karate Kid movie. A quote by Mr. Miyagi when teaching Karate to Daniel.
"There is no such thing as a bad student, only a bad teacher."
I believe that's true for most teacher/student relationships, whether it's teaching Karate, English, or anything. The teacher has a profound influence on a student of any age, especially younger ones.
That's why I am so passionate about teaching, and of students of all ages. The knowledge and experience I have obtained over the years should be handed down in a positive way so that in time, the student will be able to do the same thing. I love to see students succeed, not matter what the goal is needed no matter how big or small.
I can remember one of my students who some time ago was preparing for a MS Word exam. She studied and came very close to passing on her first attempt. She did not give up, and on her second attempt she passed the exam with a much higher score. The look of excitement on her face and the feeling of achievement in her eyes made me feel so happy, because I did my job, and now she can move forward. This student was not a child, or a teenager, or even a person in their 30's and 40's. She is in her mid sixties, but she still felt a sense of accomplishment, and knowing that I guided her along the way is what satisfied me.
The education I received helped her, and many other people, and it still helps others to this day.
My educational experience includes:
- Sam Houston State University
- The US Army
-University of Phoenix
-My Computer Career IT Certs
CompTIA A+ / Server+
MTA Security, Server, Network.
-ICT N. Houston
I have been teaching these subjects and especially English for over 10 years. It all started in S. Korea as an ESL teacher, and now I teach at ICT N. Houston. Currently, I teach all MS certification prep classes, math, English, some accounting, science, and a few other things that come my way based on the students' needs. And when it comes to a favorite subject I like to teach; it doesn't matter. I will teach what the students need so they can achieve their goals.
In conclusion, my teaching style is a bit of an older style, but hands on. The students will receive direction from me and then apply what they have learned for themselves with me helping and guiding them along the way. And as we work together, no matter the subject, we will achieve our goals.
Undergraduate Degree: Sam Houston State University - Bachelor in Arts, Marketing
Graduate Degree: University of Phoenix-Houston Campus - Masters in Business Administration, Human Resources Management
My interest and hobbies are few, but still fun for me. I do like learning. Despite my age, I love to gain more knowledge about most subject matters for myself and to assist others. I like spending time with my children and my wife, either at the beach, the park, the mall, working in the garden, or anywhere else we can be together. There are a few TV show I like to watch to relax when I have the time. And, I like to stay in shape by heading to the gym a few days a week.
6th Grade AP Language Composition
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School Business
High School English
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
MOS - Microsoft Office Specialist
Technology and Coding