I am passionate about the arts, education, learning, and technology. Rather than dedicating valuable time to traditional lessons, I emphasize online practice drills for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. During our face-to-face sessions, we focus on applying the skills honed through daily practice—face time is quality time.
My expertise is meeting the needs of displaced workers. I began as a serigraphy instructor teaching silk-screen printing to displaced workers. I continued offering courses in ICT literacy, PC upgrade and repair, CompTIA A+ and Network+ exam preparation, Microsoft Office, basic mathematics at Password Technical College. I have also offered lessons for adult learrners to play guitar, piano, learn Spanish, and English as a second language (ESL). I've also engaged in simultaneous interpretation.
Drawing from my own experiences in learning Russian, I employ comprehensible input, simplifying complex subjects, so I'm confident that our learning journey will be a joyful one. My research on Internet and Computer Technology's impact on learning stems from academic research, revealing its potential to foster independence, self-esteem, and improve quality of life.
Notably, many elderly adults remain isolated due to a lack of confidence and skills in the use of technology. I address this gap as a volunteer teaching basic smartphone technology to the elderly. Recognizing the neglect our senior citizens face, I believe technology literacy can mitigate and even prevent loneliness, depression, and suicide attempts among adult learners.
I look forward to our first lesson, Dr. Valdy
Dr. Osvaldo Torres, PhD Educational Leadership—Educational Technology (eLearning); Master of Arts in Education—Adult Education & Training; CompTIA A+, Network+, STRATA; Certiport IC3 Educator; 75-hr ASU TESOL; 120-hr ACCREDITAT TESOL