I started my career as a tutor with a young boy while I was attending college, and was so successful that I majored in education in college, and became a middle school and high school math teacher. I taught for six years in San Antonio, Texas, and was a high school varsity golf coach for two years, and then became a computer programmer for six years writing mainly in COBOL. But, there was a huge void in my life, since I was created to teach. Each of us has a gift, and mine is teaching. I ... [more]
Have been playing the ukulele for three years now, and have performed solos and duets in front of groups from 30 - 100 people. Love to teach many subjects, and the ukulele is really the most enjoyable instrument to learn. ALL AGES can learn.
While attending college, I wrote many FORTRAN programs. After graduating from college with a BS in Education, with math as my first teaching field, I taught the computer language of BASIC to James Madison High School students for two years. After teaching middle school and high school math for six years at NEISD in San Antonio, Texas, I became a COBOL PROGRAMMER ANALYST with NCR of Atlanta, Georgia. I returned to Texas after one year, and continued programming using COBOL at several other companies. I programmed using COBOL for five years. In 1988 I went to work for Oracle Corporation as an instructor. I have been teaching and coding the computer programming language of SQL since 1988, and PL/SQL since it was released in 1989. Since 2007, I have been teaching the computer languages of SQL and PL/SQL at a college in Texas.
I have been teaching Oracle software courses since May of 1988. I have written two Oracle books, and have spoken at many Oracle conferences, which is no easy task. I am also certified as an Oracle Developer and Oracle Database Administrator. I have been teaching SQL, PL/SQL, and Database Administrator courses at Collin College since 2007.