I encourage students to ask questions and try to explain skills in different ways if someone does not understand. Showing examples helps the visual learners see what is expected and different explanations help auditory learners. Also, I try to connect ideas so that students learn how to use the new skills.
I have a Master's in English Education and have taught eighth grade Language Arts, ninth grade English and several college English classes. Also, I have been a tutor in reading, writing, and math for over 17 years. I enjoy helping students learn.
Employment History Surry Community College (August 2002 to Present)
Courses taught include Public Speaking, Writing and Enquiry,
Applied Communications I, Professional Research and Reporting,
Myth and Human Culture, Technology and Society, ACA - College Success, and Argumentative Writing. Developmental courses taught include Basic Language Skills, Writing Foundations, and Composition Strategies. I attended more than fifteen hours of training in using Critical Thinking in the classroom. Learning outcomes I focused on include writing, reading, information literacy, speaking, critical thinking, and technology. All classes use Blackboard or Moodle.
Sylvan Learning Center (August 2002 to Present)
Tutor elementary, middle, and high school students in academic writing, academic reading, beginning reading, basic mathematics, geometry, algebra, and study skills. Conduct SAT and ACT preparation. Administer diagnostic and progress assessments.
East Bend Library (August and September 2018)
East Bend, NC
Processed library materials and assisted patrons with finding
materials, doing research, and using the computers.
Education Walden University, 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota
graduate certificate in Communications [eighteen credits]
Millersville University, 1998, Millersville, PA
Masters of English Education
Lebanon Valley College, 1995, Annville, PA
Bachelors in English: Secondary Education
Additional Courses: Triad Writing Project – six graduate credits in writing
Special Education Instruction – six undergraduate credits
Spanish for Teachers - three undergraduate credits
VLC training – Levels One, Two and Three
Computer Skills Proficient in Learning Management Systems Blackboard and Moodle
Microsoft: PowerPoint, Word, and Windows
Associations Member of SCCWA since 2005
Profology Member Board - 2015
Projects NROC Planning Committee for the 2019 Convention 2018
Surry Community College Teaching Poster Event 2018
One of the judges of student poetry contest
Surry Community College 2018
Participant in a project for Virtual Learning Classroom
“Peer to Peer Online Interactive Assignments” 2014
Volunteering Vita Tax preparer 2017, 2018, and 2019
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