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Jim D.

Private tutor in Aurora, CO


1992-1995 M.A. English, University of Northern Colorado 5-12-95 1985-1986 Colorado Teaching Certificate courses, Univ. of N. Colorado 1979-1982 B.A. English, University of Northern Colorado 6-12-82 1978-1979 U.S. Air Force Academy, Cadet, Colorado Springs, CO 1975-1978 Rantoul High School, Rantoul, IL 1974-1975 Seoul American High School, Freshman, Seoul, Korea


2010-present English Instructor, Community College of Aurora, Aurora, CO Experience 2012-present English Instructor, CollegeAmerica, Denver, CO 2007-2012 English, Speech, Humanities Instructor, National American University, Denver and Centennial, CO 2010-2012 English Instructor, Westwood College, Littleton, CO 2007-2010 English Teacher, grades 9-12, Elizabeth H. School, Elizabeth, CO 2005-2007 English and Speech Instructor, Morgan Community College, Wray, Burlington, and Idalia, CO 2004-2007 English, Speech Teacher, grades 7-12, Idalia School, Idalia, CO 2003-2004 English Teacher, grades 5-6, Genesis School, Clifton, CO 2002-2004 English and Speech Instructor, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO 1998-2000 English Teacher, grades 7-8, Grand Mesa Middle School, Grand Junction, CO 1990-1998 English Teacher, grades 7-9, Bookcliff Middle School, Grand Junction, CO 1986-1990 English Teacher, grades 7 and 9, Horizon Middle School, Colorado Springs, CO ------------------------------------------------------------- I taught and tutored at every job I've ever had. I tutored for Wyzant Tutoring for 8 years recently. I enjoy teaching and tutoring just because I have a passion for people succeeding and for teaching. ----------------------------------------------------------- Other Jobs: 2002-2004 Sales Associate; Michael’s Arts & Crafts, Grand Junction, CO 2000-2002 Clerk/Cashier, City Market, Grand Junction, CO 1984-1985 Travel Agent, Group Travel Unlimited, Alexandria, VA 1983-1984 Navigator Training, U.S. Air Force, Mather A.F.B., CA 1982-1983 Pilot Training, U.S. Air Force, Laughlin A.F.B., TX --------------------------------------------------------- Other Accomplishments: 2012 Faculty of the Year - Westwood College; National American University Teacher of the Year 2008-9; honored six times in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers; coached volleyball, tennis, cross country, track; certificates for committee membership: standardized test pilot, parent accountability, school improvement; sponsored Chess Club, Junior and Freshman classes, Link Crew (freshman orientation); mentored student teachers; tutored for the ACT, GED, SAT, ACCUPLACER; taught college/high school (dual credit) English classes; tutored privately and for Community College of Aurora; conducted standardized assessments at Denver Language School for elementary students in 2014; edited doctoral dissertation for Principal of Denver Language School; taught online course for University of Phoenix; NCTE member (National Council of Teachers of English); presently teach US History, Philosophy, Ethics, Speech, several English courses, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Psychology of Motivation at CollegeAmerica; presently teach full classes and direct-study formats using Canvas Learning Management System and D2L (Desire To Learn) management system. I am proficient in MLA, APA and CMS styles (of research papers).


Any day in the morning, Any day in the afternoon, Friday at any time, Saturday at any time, Sunday at any time

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I divorced after 23 years of marriage and am single. I have four children I visit often, and enjoy tennis, hiking, and travelling as often as possible. I enjoy the Rocky Mountains, music concerts, and spend most of my time grading papers and making lesson plans. I get along with all types of people, having been a military brat (moving constantly), so I am somewhat of a chameleon and can adapt to different personalities and learning styles easily.

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