Welcome to my site.
I have been an instructor in the Reading Department since 1990. I
grew up in San Francisco, a first generation American of European heritage.
My educational background includes a BA in the Social Sciences from UC
Berkeley and Masters degrees in Education specializing in Reading from
CSU Hayward and Counseling Psychology from University of Santa Clara.
my spare time I enjoy reading, improving the interior of my home,
and historical museums, hiking, swimming, working out, movies, and
travel. I also like to go to musical concerts and plays.
My teaching goals include helping students develop reading, study, and
learning skills for academic and professional success as well as
for enjoyment. Students read expository and narrative essays about contemporary personal and social issues important to
making career, academic, and life decisions. While I am
serious about my goals, I try to make learning enjoyable.
I can be reached this at email@example.com
Reading 211 is
designed to help students become proficient readers at the college
level and gain the confidence and ability to succeed in achieving
academic, career, and personal goals. Because students must be able
to read well to be successful in all of their college classes, this course exposes students to
various types of literature and teaches them to develop thinking skills
to analyze authors' ideas, form, and support their own opinions
about these ideas. In addition to improving reading comprehension,
students work to expand their vocabulary, increase reading speed,
take notes and prepare for examinations.