You can signup for the LC Course by going to the "Discover" tab in Brightspace and searching for "CMCC Learning Commons" and enrolling in the course.
A quick link to the Learning Commons website is under the Resources tab in Brightspace too.
John Blois has been a long time faculty member at CMCC. He has taught English, Comparative Religions, and other Humanities courses. John also taught English while in Bhutan. He is a enthusiastic tennis player and enjoys the coast of Maine.
Dennis graduated from UMF (BA English) and Wichita State College (MFA Creative Writing). Dennis teaches various kinds of writing including creative writing, college writing, technical writing, and business writing. Dennis stresses that "Good writing is mastering the art of re-writing."
Matt Grinder is a PhD Candidate at Union Institute and University where he studies literature and culture with an emphasis on Native American Literature. He is an English and Philosophy adjunct faculty member at CMCC. He is enjoying working with students on Fridays in the Writing Center.
Jane is a current M.S.Ed. TESOL student at USM, has an M.A. in Language & Intercultural Studies, and has taught English to Multilingual Learners in the US and abroad. Her goal is to empower students in all aspects of their lives.
I graduated from UMA with a BA in English. Prior to UMA, I was a student here at CMCC and now I am back teaching and working in the Learning & Advising Center. Those students who come in scared to write and have no idea how to even get started are some of my favorite students because they leave with confidence and a good start on an otherwise overwhelming assignment.
Karen loves tutoring and teaching. She taught adults for the Hope House English Language Program and at Casco Bay High School, she tutored multilingual students. Karen was a Title One and Reading Recovery teacher. She holds a Graduate Certificate in TESOL, a MS in Literacy Education, and a BS in Applied Technical Education, and an AA of Culinary Arts.
David is a second year student at CMCC taking Electro Mechanical Technology. He is an Amateur Ham Radio Operator, callsign WE1U. David is owned by three cats. David looks forward to helping fellow students with their math.
Ashley's love for travel has led her around the world teaching English to students of all ages and levels. After successfully completing undergraduate work at UMaine, she ventured to Sevilla, Spain to complete a T.E.F.L training Program. The experiences of living and working abroad are treasured memories she hopes to share with her students. She holds a M.A. in Communication and is also an instructor in the CMCC Humanities Department. Ashley is excited to meet the vibrant community of multilingual learners here at CMCC.
I have taught math from basic to AP Calculus for 28 years. I enjoy tutoring as I get to take into account the differences in learning styles and levels of proficiency of each student. There is no better sound for a teacher than when they hear a student say proudly “Oh, now I understand!”
I enjoy family, playing my guitar and writing songs, and hiking in the White Mountains.
Michele graduated from UCSD with a BS in Biology and is currently taking classes at CMCC to refresh her knowledge and apply to medical school. In addition to running her own business as an IT consultant, she homeschools two teenagers and assists her husband with his business. She enjoys playing the piano, singing karaoke, raising chickens, and throwing a toy for the dog 500 times each day.
Sarai graduated from CMCC from the Life Sciences program and from the University of Maine with a degree in Biology. Sarai has two Shetland Sheepdogs, is a Bar Trivia Champion and enjoys hiking in her spare time.
Tiffany is from the U.S. and has a B.A. in TESOL, a M.A. Ed, and a certificate in ESOL. Tiffany had a great experience teaching students in China. She enjoys getting to know her students and making learning fun and engaging. IN her spare time Tiffany enjoys cooking, crafting, engaging in music, and watching YouTube. She looks forward to helping CM students grow in confidence in using the English language.
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