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Technical Career Institutes

I began teaching at Technical Career Institutes (TCI) in New York City in May 2009, joining the ranks of full-time instructors there in August 2010 and remaining there until August 2013.  The school, a technical college offering a number of two-year degrees (and which was working to expand its offerings to baccalaureate degrees when I left), primarily serves traditionally-underprivileged student populations; such students are as deserving of academic rigor and intellectual challenge as any others, and I strove to offer those things to them.
Most of my early teaching at TCI was in remedial reading, remedial composition, and developmental composition.  After my promotion to full-time status, I taught more mainstream composition and higher-level writing, as well as public speaking and the occasional literature class.  All classes sought to help students acquire the basic academic socialization and skill-sets they need to be successful in their further studies and, it is to be hoped, beyond.  Also sought was the development of a helpful and enriching enthusiasm for study itself.
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