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Greetings,

I am a former classroom teacher, Sylvan instructor, and band director. I hold a Masters in European History and 5 certifications including French, German, Theatre, Band, and Social Studies. I have a wealth of information available and will travel to your home or to a local library for tutoring. Reasonable rates! Group rates also available. Resume upon request and portfolio available upon review.

Contact me at 228-282-5501 or at vwmike1966@yahoo.com.

Many thanks!
Mike Dixon

Profile Summary:
Foreign Language Mobile, AL
Percussion Instructor Mobile, AL
Theatre Mobile, AL
Social Studies Tutor Mobile, AL
Bible Studies Mobile, AL
More About Me
Judaism Course taken under “Easy Listening” Status at Springhill College

Active in Community Theatre, Community Musical Ensembles, and Historical Societies

Taught private percussion lessons locally and at Ocean Springs Middle School.

CCD Teacher at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church 2005-2006.

Guest Lecturer at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Film as
Literature Course, Presentations have included “German Expressionism” and “French New Wave”.

Continuing Education Units in Assertive Discipline, Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, and No Child Left Behind

Total Physical Response Storytelling at Foreign Language Workshop in Summer of 2002

Theatre Liaison, Mercy Cross High School, 2006-2007

Director, M*A*S*H, Gulfport Little Theatre, June 2007

Co-Director, Ocean Springs Film Festival, 2005 & 2006

Film Judge, Crossroads Film Festival, 2007

Organizer, USM Student Film Festival, 2001 & 2005
Work Experience:
2001-2007
Biloxi High School
Biloxi, MS
Teacher

Taught Foreign Languages: French and German, 2001-2005
Director of Theatre Department, 2004-2005
Percussion Instructor for the Band, 2003-2005
Developed 7th Grade French Program, 2002-2003
Taught Social Studies, 2005-2007
Developed Guaranteed Curriculums for World History and Mississippi Studies.

2006
Ocean Springs High School
Ocean Springs, MS
Percussion Instructor

Composed and arranged musical scores for percussion section
Attended and arranged practices and sectionals
Traveled to home and away games to supervise performances

Summer 2005 & 2006
St. Alphonsus Elementary
Ocean Springs, MS
Director of Summer Camp

Worked with Pre-K3 to 6th Grade Students

Scheduled actives for the camp including field trips, hands-on learning, and guest performances and arts

Arranged schedules for teaching staff at Vacation Bible School

Recruited student body for Summer Camp and Vacation Bible School

Handled budget and expense account

2006-2007
Sylvan Learning Center Gautier, MS
Instructor

Trained in the Sylvan curriculum in Reading, Writing, Math, Study Skills, SAT/ACT prep and State exams to students from K-12.

Worked in small groups (1-4 students) one on one to establish needs and encourage positive educational growth.

Attended workshops in order to hone my skills as an instructor.
Education:
1995-1997
Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Perkinston & Gulfport, MS
Liberal Arts Preparatory

Sandra Lee Scholarship
Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

1997-2001
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
Bachelor of Arts: Radio, Television, & Film
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language
Additional studies in Education, Music, and German
Dean’s List

2002-2005
University of Southern Mississippi Gulfport, MS
Master of Art’s: European History
Studies in world societies, markets, and economics
Thesis Subject: Radio Free England?
Organizations / Affilations:
Knights of Columbus

Professional Organizations
American Association of Teachers of French
American Association of Teachers of German
Percussive Arts Society
American Historical Society
Michael Dixon is located in Mobile, AL and has the following skills: Foreign Language, Percussion Instructor, Theatre, Social Studies Tutor, Bible Studies
Religious / Spiritual, Music, Acting / Drama, Education
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My Skills

Foreign Language

Category: Education
Description
Greetings,
My name is Michael Dixon. I am a former school teacher, Sylvan instructor, and a former band director. I can help your child improve his or her skills in the following areas:

French Bible Studies Geography Basic Spanish
German General Music Politics Percussion
Theatre Social Studies Government World History
Economics Basic Hebrew World Religions European Studies

I hold a Master of Arts and have many years experience teaching. Resume upon request and portfolio available upon review.

Reasonable rates! Available mornings, afternoons, & evenings!
Relevant Education / Credentials
BA: French Minors: German & Spanish See Profile
Years Experience: 8

Percussion Instructor

Category: Music
Description
Greetings,
My name is Michael Dixon. I am a former school teacher, Sylvan instructor, and a former band director. I can help your child improve his or her skills in the following areas:

French Bible Studies Geography Basic Spanish
German General Music Politics Percussion
Theatre Social Studies Government World History
Economics Basic Hebrew World Religions European Studies

I hold a Master of Arts and have many years experience teaching. Resume upon request and portfolio available upon review.

Reasonable rates! Available mornings, afternoons, & evenings!
Relevant Education / Credentials
Over 18 years experience. Licensed in Music Instrumental.
Years Experience: 18

Theatre

Category: Acting / Drama
Description
Greetings,
My name is Michael Dixon. I am a former school teacher, Sylvan instructor, and a former band director. I can help your child improve his or her skills in the following areas:

French Bible Studies Geography Basic Spanish
German General Music Politics Percussion
Theatre Social Studies Government World History
Economics Basic Hebrew World Religions European Studies

I hold a Master of Arts and have many years experience teaching. Resume upon request and portfolio available upon review.

Reasonable rates! Available mornings, afternoons, & evenings!
Relevant Education / Credentials
BA in Film Licensed in Theatre
Years Experience: 12

Social Studies Tutor

Category: Education
Description
Greetings,
My name is Michael Dixon. I am a former school teacher, Sylvan instructor, and a former band director. I can help your child improve his or her skills in the following areas:

French Bible Studies Geography Basic Spanish
German General Music Politics Percussion
Theatre Social Studies Government World History
Economics Basic Hebrew World Religions European Studies

I hold a Master of Arts and have many years experience teaching. Resume upon request and portfolio available upon review.

Reasonable rates! Available mornings, afternoons, & evenings!
Relevant Education / Credentials
MA in History Licensed in Social Studies
Years Experience: 10

Bible Studies

Category: Religious / Spiritual
Description
Greetings,
My name is Michael Dixon. I am a former school teacher, Sylvan instructor, and a former band director. I can help your child improve his or her skills in the following areas:

French Bible Studies Geography Basic Spanish
German General Music Politics Percussion
Theatre Social Studies Government World History
Economics Basic Hebrew World Religions European Studies

I hold a Master of Arts and have many years experience teaching. Resume upon request and portfolio available upon review.

Reasonable rates! Available mornings, afternoons, & evenings!
Relevant Education / Credentials
CCD Teacher, RCIA TEacher, Future Seminarian
Years Experience: 10