My name is Bruce and I have spent the last decade teaching English on the middle and high school levels. My students really seem to like my easy going ways and the fact that I try to keep everything fun and interesting. A strong emphasis is placed on vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing. Reading is more fun when students can make connections to what they are reading. I love to explore the background of what students are reading in order to foster connections to the material. Vocabulary is extremely important for students to expand their own word bank and to give them a leg up as they transition from one level of reading to another. Furthermore, when students understand what they are reading they are better equipped to write about what they have read. By reflecting on the connections they have made the student will be able to utilize his expanded vocabulary, along with theme, plot and characterization to write about any aspect of the literature or how it relates to him/her.
Mercy College - Dobbs Ferry