What materials do I provide the students?
I prepare handouts for every workshop I teach. These handouts include the bulk of the material I discuss during the workshop, allowing students not to have to take copious notes while I’m teaching, so they can focus on being interactive during the discussion.
What materials do I need to teach the workshops?
All I need is a well-lighted classroom or lecture hall and a dry erase board. I don’t need any audio/visual equipment unless I’m teaching a very large group (which is more of a keynote type of scenario).
How many students do I like to teach in each workshop?
My preferred number of students is 30-40 or less. With that said, I’ve taught as few as 5 students and as many as 200, but if I’m teaching 200 students, that’s more of a lecture as opposed to a workshop.
How long have I taught the material?
I’ve taught this material to more than 2,500 students, counselors and instructors over the past 10 years, and there has been a particular focus on Career Technical Education. Some of the CTE disciplines include Architecture/Drafting, Automotive Technology, Biotechnology, Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, Estheticians, HVAC, Industrial Design, Jewelry/Metalwork Design, Medium & Heavy Truck Technology, Paralegal Studies (that’s not really CTE), Nursing, and Welding.
What kind of research do I do?
If I am teaching a discipline that is new to me, I spend approximately 3 weeks researching the material, talking with instructors, hiring managers, and often visiting actual businesses so I can then write handouts that cater very specifically to each particular discipline.
How much advance notice do I need to teach a workshop?
My schedule is often quite full, so I prefer to have at least 4 weeks’ notice to book a workshop.
What time of day do I teach the workshops?
I prefer to teach very early in the morning (starting at 8am, for example) or at night (any time after 5pm) – if at all possible. With that said, I have taught classes during the day if those are the only time slots available.
Do I have testimonials?
Yes. I’m proud to have a plethora of great feedback from students, recent grads and seasoned pros alike.