Hello, As a student my favorite subjects in school had anything to do with reading and history. I have always been an avid reader and as a child one of my favorite places to be was the public library. I enjoy art and decorating and try to do both in my spare time. I have always enjoyed working with young people and began as a babysitter in high school. In high school I was also a volunteer tutor, summer camp counselor, vacation bible school teacher, volunteer summer school teacher, and vo... [more]
Government & Politics
I have my masters degree in education, which I obtained in 2006. One of the qualifications for study at Union Institute and University was the proper amount of credits in history. In addition to my undergraduate courses in Political Science, I took additional courses in World and in US History. My masters degree was in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Social Studies grades 6-12.
I have worked with students on studying techniques as an at risk tutor and student assistance specialist this included note taking, how to organize paperwork, the importance of using tests as a learning tool, organizing your work space and having the appropriate supplies including any books, notes, and writing utensils. Your work space should be quiet with minimal interruptions. Most important when a student was told that a test was due the importance of studying right away and studying chunks of material. Cramming is never a good way to study for an exam.
I received my Masters degree in education for Curriculum and Instruction in 2006 subject content Social Studies. I was also licensed to teach Social Studies with a teaching certificate from Vermont 2006-2009 and North Carolina 2011-2014.all for grades 6-12. I was also a substitute teacher and taught social studies for 7th and 8th grade.
I have a degree in Political Science which I received in 1979 from Syracuse University. My goal with this major was to either go to law school or be involved in government and politics. While living in Washington New jersey I was going to run for town council but I received a job offer in Pittsburgh, PA