I am a multi-dimensional educator with 26 years of experience as an administrator and classroom instructor in grades 5-12 and adult learning venues. I possess subject matter expertise in Latin, English, and Speech Communication. Additionally, I have attained certifications from Cornell University (Leading Management Teams, 2006), Harvard University (Inner Strengths of Successful Leaders, 2012), and recognition from Stanford University (2008) for excellence in the teaching of high school stude... [more]
I possess extensive experience in teaching English grammar and Latin to middle and high school students as well as adults. The close connection between Latin rules and English grammar rules helps with this teaching. Additionally, I have recently completed the writing of a 150+ page dissertation, according to APA format, which involves significant attention to detail and knowledge of English grammar principles.
Specialized Diploma in Latin Literature in 1982 from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. I was taught by Reginald Foster, then the acting Latinist for the Pope. I am very fluent in Latin and am happy to assist anyone who is interested in learning this rich language.
Adjunct Professor for students earning their master's degrees from Azusa Pacific University in the School of Education. I review and edit student work on a regular basis. I possess a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail regarding word choice, comprehensive clarity, and cogent, synthesized reporting.
I possess 10 years of classroom teaching/coaching in grades 5-12 within English, Latin, and Communication Studies departments. I have a strong classical background in Latin/Greek and have assisted many of my students with college entrance essays and other assignments.
I recently completed a 150+ page doctoral dissertation with proofreading included; additionally, I am often designated by my organization as the company proofreader through whom all documents must pass before being distributed to the public. I have a keen eye for grammar details and am well educated in Latin and English grammar for 25+ years.
I am a highly proficient educator who has tutored students with the GED exam. I possess a doctoral degree in education.
I possess extensive experience in facilitating successful study skills acquisition for middle and high school students as well as adults returning to education. Additionally, I have taught Life Skills program, initiated by the UCLA PEERS program, to students with high functioning autism as a means of acquiring basic study skills. In proprietary educational schools, I have taught Strategies for Success, a first course for adult learners returning to education after a hiatus of several years.
I have tutored several adult learners in the creation of effective and attractive resumes that capture the interest of potential employers. Additionally, I have conducted several workshops for adolescents and adults in proper interview techniques that convey a person's best image and personality. These sessions have resulted in successful employment offers as well as added to the portfolios of college applicants.
At Fairmont Prep Academy, a for-profit, WASC-accredited high school with 690 students in Anaheim, CA, I have directed the academic/college counseling center for three years. Our counselors offer one-on-one assistance to each and every student who is preparing for college studies. I am extremely familiar with the college application process including the creation of the college essay.
I successfully completed the CBEST exam in 2002. My subject matter proficiency includes all of the CBEST testing areas. My prominent areas of expertise lie in English writing, grammar, spelling, reading, college algebra, and social science. Additionally, my teaching credential is the area of social science for K-12 and adult learners.