My name is Catherine Coleman, Mrs. C to my students.
As a writing and language instructor in Southern California, I am dedicated to the importance of having excellence in the English language usage for writing, speaking, listening, and reading as well as the necessary study skills required for collegiate success. Empowering students to be the masters of their own writing is one of the best aspects of my job!
Moreover, as an ESL instructor, I am providing so much more than language; I am also facilitating culture and connections as I strive to help my students, all students, my people, all people, succeed in life.
Of course i want to be successful
but i don’t crave success for me
i need to be successful to gain
enough milk and honey
to help those around me succeed
In the classroom, one way that I can help student be successful is through writing improvement.
My first book in the GramEd Series, Editing Academic Texts: Advanced Verb Form:, is now available at Amazon.com.
Under the Tree, a different kind of learning takes place...
In Summer 2017, I wanted to create a space to communicate with my students outside of class, an inclusive space to chat, to ask questions, to communicate concerns, a place just to be... and so began Under the Tree with Mrs. C. I certainly didn't expect that this small gathering under a tree would become such a unifying aspect of my teaching ... and yet it has.
So every week at IVC on Tuesdays from 1-2:30 until December 17th, you'll find me under the tree, available for conversation and community. There's also an indoor, invisible under the tree as well in B354 on Nov 17th and Dec 8 from 2 - 3:30.
Next semester, the schedule will change, so you'll have to check back in January for the new dates and times.
Everyone is welcome under the tree.
Each of us has to find his or her own path in the world.
I want to make a difference in the world that I live in. I don’t want to only occupy space; I want to make my world a better place.
My success comes from helping those around me succeed. And for now, and the foreseeable future, you can find me in the classroom and under the tree.