07/2014 MOA (Marine Oceanographic Academy)
Description: I taught 5 periods of PHYSICs (2 APs, 2 Honors, 1 regular)
Reason For Leaving: Decided to retire for good, too much commuting from Stuart.
02/2012 - 02/2013 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ASUNCIÓN, PARAGUAY
Description: I taught advanced courses, many were electives (COMPLEMENTS TO THEORETICAL PHYSICS, LASER TECHNOLOGIES, MODERN PHYSICS I and II, CLASSIC MECHANICS, as well as conducting a seminar in ASTROPHYSICS). Most students were in their last two years of their career.
Reason For Leaving: I committed to only one year as a visiting professor. I have a minor daughter in the USA.
· Very interesting experience, driving my own car (Dodge Avenger 2008) roundtrip from Miami to Paraguay. Spent 11 adventurous months on the road (10,000 miles). Enjoyed every bit of it, this was the opportunity of a lifetime! I did cross Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Perú, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Panamá, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, and México. Driving my own car I had the option to stop wherever I wanted, and select any route worth to take :-).
07/2011 Doctors Charter High School
Description: I taught EARTH SCIENCE, PHYSICAL SCIENCE and PHYSICS
Reason For Leaving: Opportunity to teach at a LatAm university (UNA, Paraguay).
07/2009 DASH (Design and Architecture Senior High)
Description: I taught INTEGRATED SCIENCE, Both the Principal, Dr. Mancuso, and the Science Department Director (James Almeroth) wrote excellent letters of recommendation. This is a high school that ranks in the top 100, nationally! They have a very scrutinous process for selecting faculty.
Reason For Leaving: Small school, could not offered a full time due to financial crisis in our country after the financial collapse (2006-7). I was working part time while my house in Wellington (100 miles away) was in a foreclosure process, yet ended up being just a short-sale instead. I could not afford to continue part time. We were expecting the Physics instructor to retire, and I would have taken over his classes as well (completing enough load for a full job), but it did not happen, he decided to stick around for another year or two.
07/2008 Pahokee Middle High
Description: I taught MATH and PHYSICS to 122 students ranging from 7th to 11th grade, a total of 5 class periods. Two periods were of ESOL Intensive Math.
Reason For Leaving: Distance, and willingness to work in Dade where all my grown up children live.
07/2006 Washington County Schools ECKERD
I taught Integrated Science to 132 students ranging from 9 to 12 grade, a
total of 7 class periods. Pupils were juvenile delinquents; several were ESE and
ESOL students. I earned 60 credits of ESOL (certificate), and passed the ESE
exam, both required.
Up until - 08/2005 Professional Engineer for more than three decades; then I became a certified teacher in 2005. As Engineer moved with the job, following opportunities that took me to different parts of our geography. Lived in several states. Traveled extensively overseas (“frequent flyer” for about 8 years). Often, I was involved in the training of our technicians, as well as the training of crews from our international clients (topics such as Radars and Avionics, Semiconductors, Video-on-Demand, Cable installation, etc …).
01/1982 - 12/1986 Teaching has always been my inclination. While starting my software entrepreneurships in Puerto Rico (1982, 84), I was –simultaneously- a Professor at the Inter American University in Caguas, PR, where I taught Telecommunications (Optical Fiber, Computer Networks) and Computer Sciences (COBOL, Microcomputers and BASIC, also Automata Theory). Then, in 1985 and 1986, while working as Engineer at Storage Technology, I taught Electronics and Computer Languages at the Ponce Institute of Technology (evening classes).
1960’s … while student of Engineering in Spain, I tutored for several years (Math, Physics, and general Sciences) as to make ends meet.
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