I follow the Student-Centered approach to learning because every student is unique is skill and knowledge. I get to know each student to learn what skills they already possess. Teachers and students play an equally active role in the learning process.
My primary role is to coach and facilitate learning and to meet the objectives according to the material. I measure student learning through both formal and informal assessments. These may include group projects, off-line projects, student portfolios, and class participation.
I use traditional teaching methods including class participation, demonstration, recitation, memorization, or combinations of these. I use non-traditional methods of delivery such as poetry, songs, video, art, or any other medium we negotiate beforehand.
I am competent to teach ESL as I grew up in a bilingual home and briefly lived in Europe. My family hosted exchange students from six different countries.
I worked as an International Trainer for a pharmaceutical company in London and Barcelona. Before that, I studied opera and performed in English, German, French, Italian, Latin, Russian, and Japanese.
I have also tutored business, technical, and medical English to clinicians and scientists.
1991 - English Degree and Music Degree, Marian University
1993 - Received H.S. Teaching License , Marian University
1993 - Student Teaching at Magnet School, Broad Ripple HS, Indianapolis, IN
2001 - International Trainer, Schering-Plough Research Institute
2005 - Content writer for CAM therapy magazines.
2006 - Content writer for print magazine.
2008 - Nursing Degree, Ivy Technical College
2012 - Published first novel, The Alchemist's Heir
2015 - Cancer recovery content - classroom, podcast, radio
2016 - Content writer for grounded fiction.
2019 - Published second novel (October).
Posted rates are based on a student with moderate English skills or skills equal to a 6th Grade level. Students who desire specialized English (medicine, business, technical) or specialized instruction will be at different rates which will be privately negotiated.
SUMMARY: I am an operatically trained bass-baritone and high school English teacher who went back to school and became an cancer nurse specializing in data. While working in drug research, I have worked with clinical data, performed pharmacovigilance in both device and drug, and was an international trainer for proprietary software. I enjoy working in the intersection of IT and medicine.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
IBM Watson Health
Project Manager / Database Designer
01-May-2016 – Present
I speak to clinicians and scientists from around the world and build clinical trial databases to their expectations.
Synergistic Designs, LLC
July-2010 to May-2016
Performed contracted duties in the pharmaceutical industry related to clinical data, subject safety, and site personnel education.
Abbott Laboratories / AbbVie
Clinical Safety Analyst
April 2010 – October 2010
Instructed clinicians on FDA regulations related to the capture of adverse events during clinical trials and provided training on the software used to upload that information to the FDA.
Hoosier Oncology Group
Clinical Data Manager at Indiana University July 2008 – April 2009
Instructed clinicians on FDA regulations related to the capture of patient data during clinical trials and provided training on the software used to upload that information to the FDA.
Senior Clinical Data Manager
March 2000 – July 2001
Instructed clinicians on FDA regulations related to the capture of patient data during clinical trials and provided training on the software used to upload that information to the FDA. Offered 1:1 Training to physicians who were unfamiliar with computers and to those who needed ESL assistance.
May 1996 – May 1998
Provided 1:1 tutoring for student with learning disabilities to successfully pass GED and ASVAB tests.
Provided 1:1 tutoring for student to improve SAT scores; improved from 1100 to 1330.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
August 1988 – July 1991
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
Bachelor of Arts, Music Performance
August 1991 – May 1993
Teaching Certification, Secondary Education
Ivy Technical College
August 2005 – May 2008
Associate of Science, Nursing
• Certified InForm Trainer
• Microsoft A+ Certification
• Project Management for Trainers
• Train the Trainer
• 200+ hours of clinical training for maintaining nurse license
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