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Tutor profile: Rich B.

Rich B.
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About Rich

About Rich
For over 30 years, I have helped people with their information needs. More than 1,700 students and 650 writers around the world have benefited from my assistance with their assignments, papers, and general questions.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have taught more than 200 in-person and virtual information literacy classes. I believe in dynamic learning using examples, step-by-step demonstration, and practical application. The goal is not only to identify useful resources, but to show students how they can target their own searches with variant keywords, limiting functions, Boolean operators, and other techniques. It is vital to make the most of the knowledge tools at hand. I go beyond the mechanics of searching, however. Teaching students the benefits of information evaluation as...
Southern Connecticut State University
Library Science
Master's Degree
2005 - 2010
State University of New York
Liberal Studies
Bachelor's Degree
1994 - 1994
Defense Language Institute
1992 - 1993
Defense Language Institute
Foreign Language Studies
1987 - 1988

Work Experience

Work Experience
Howard Community College, User Experience Librarian
2010 - Present
•Lead 12-member Service Desk team in providing excellent Library user service •Trained MLS and MLS-candidate Service Desk staff in virtual chat Reference operations •Have led 1730+ virtual and F2F reference consultations •Have taught 200+ virtual and in-person information literacy classes •Taught developmental English students as adjunct lab instructor •Spearhead Library outreach at fairs and to various interest groups •Participate in curriculum development of information literacy goals and lesson plans •Curate Languages Subject Guide and...
Self-employed, Freelance editor
1998 - Present
•Have helped 650+ global writers with academic, scientific, medical, and other writing •Tracked project progress/deadlines and issued status reports as contract Team Leader
U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Marine
1987 - 1995
•Tutored language students in academic jeopardy •Managed training/scheduling of 5 members as Team Leader of time-sensitive mission •Authored 2 standard operating procedure (SOP) manuals

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