...Each year, for the past twenty-five years, I have taught at least one literature class. Most of my academic work and teaching has focused on major 20th century American authors, as well as authors born after World War II. I have done proofreading and editing since I was a graduate student at Western Washington University in the 1970s.
...I worked as a news person for a radio/TV company for almost 20 years when I was in Taiwan. My Chinese pronunciation is accurate with no accent. I taught Chinese at the International Chinese Language Program of National Taiwan University for three years after I retired from TV station.
Seattle, WAView Tutor
...Once students are more comfortable, I encourage them to teach me or their family members the material they have learned. Teaching helps both me and the students understand what weak points we need to strengthen. Outside of work I like to spend as much time outdoors as possible.
...Everything we grew or bought from farmers was organic. I also grew up being highly knowledgeable about the native plants of the Pacific Northwest. The family owned a 140-acre tract of virgin forest spanning Scoggins Creek in Washington County, and I was taken camping there many weekends every spring, summer and fall from the time I was 3 months old.
...As a professional photographer, I have worked in numerous versions of Photoshop since 2001. I have a vast understanding of Photoshop's technical aspects, as well as special effects, re-touching, etc. I have given several courses in Photoshop over the past 15 years as well.