Where in the World Are iTutorGroup Teachers: Dallas, Texas, USA

Episode 3

This is a series for  iTutorGroup consultants from all over the world.
As a big international family,
from more than 80 countries.
we would like to hear from you!

We can relate here,
from teaching inspiration to ideas for staying healthy,
here you will find a place to laugh, vent and get reinvigorated to teach.

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🎉 We are back with our  Where in the World are iTutorGroup Teachers series! 🎉
And we have our very special guest Loretta with us today.

                                                           


Tell us a little bit about yourself and your hometown?

My name is Loretta Marcoux Dunnaway from Dallas, Texas, USA. Most people think of Texas as the “wild west” but, since moving here in the early 80’s, aside from developing an appreciation for the heritage of western cowboy lore, I have found many other areas of interest.

 

My Family

My Family

 

I love music and am grateful for our Arts District. Specifically, two world famous concert halls, The Meyerson Symphony Hall and the Bass Performance Hall are in the area. One place I frequent is the Dallas Museum of Art. The Meadows Museum on the Southern Methodist University campus and the Crow Collection of Asian Art are also impressive to me. Visitors may find the Dallas World Aquarium and the Perot Museum of Science worth the stop. Dallas is a shopping mecca with the Market Center and the Highland Park Shopping Center being the first shopping center in the USA. Better take your wallet! I prefer the myriad of discount shops and once had my own shopping tour business.

Singing at the Jazz Club

Singing at the Jazz Club

 

Dallas Texas USA graphic

Dallas Texas USA

 

I also, tried my hand at songwriting and developed a love of jazz. Live music is plentiful in Dallas due to the proximity of The University of North Texas School of Music. Many gifted graduates married, had families, and simply never left. I’m sure glad for that!

 My Daughters 

My Daughters

 

  Fun with My Grandchildren

Fun with My Grandchildren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have loved teaching all my life. My first experience was as an elementary music teacher. I taught for the Department of Defense in Japan. After fifteen years of music teaching, I returned to school to study Systems Analysis and became a secondary computer teacher. Being a lifelong learner has always been important to me.

Recently, I completed my Masters in Professional Development and an additional 15 graduate hours in English and Reading. This summer I will finish my Master Reading Teacher certification courses. No matter the field, technology has always played a valuable part in my teaching. In the early 80’s, I remember telling students I hoped one day that they would be able to communicate “real time” with people from anywhere in the world through the Internet.

Now, because of this opportunity to teach for iTutorGroup, I feel that I have gone full circle as a teacher. Once again, I can teach in the Orient and my dream of online learning for students has become a reality.

 

What’s Healthy?

I try my best to keep my mind active and above all, interact with people. iTutorGroup not only connects me with intelligent teachers and students, it keeps me on point with my goal of being a lifelong learner. There are ongoing professional development opportunities offered free of charge allowing me to continue to grow as an educator. Being part of an international online company not only enriches my life from a professional standpoint but, helps me stay healthy socially and emotionally as I experience the rich cultural exchange in this diverse global village called “Earth”.

I may be just one person here in Dallas, Texas, but, together we can make a difference in our own lives and the lives of many people through connecting our personal world with people all over the world. Education is our commonality. Indeed, I have learned so many things by teaching for iTutorGroup. I learn from my students, peers and leaders. There is no generation gap!

 


 I would love to teach as long a possible. When I’m no longer camera ready, how about an Avatar: Meet Teacher Ling Xiaoyu 😉

 

An Unforgettable Experience with iTutorGroup

I have often thought that having a sense of humor was one of the most valuable tools for motivating students, albeit, just for getting along in this “crazy” world. One day, a student began staring at me through binoculars. All sorts of things ran through my mind. Had this genius invented his own version of the Hubble Telescope?? Then, the sense of humor kicked in. Quickly, I went to ManyCam and displayed my graphic of binoculars. I began to stare back at the child through my binoculars. We both broke into laughter. We had bonded through humor. I had the student in the palm of my hand.

 

In closing, iTutorGroup and the entire online field of education is in it’s infancy.
Who among us will impact it’s growth?
I am striving to refine not only the “science” but, the “art” of online teaching.

 



A special thanks to Loretta  ♪(^∀^●)ノ

❤ Feel free to leave a comment below and meet everybody in this amazing big family!  ❤
Hello, from the other side of the world! 
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Diana
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Diana

I love these articles, please keep them coming! 🙂

Effy
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Effy

Glad to know you like this series ❤

Marko Novakovic
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Marko Novakovic

I like it very much!!!

Amanda
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Amanda

A wonderful and very inspiring story. Thank you for sharing it.

Silke Buchner
Consultant
Silke Buchner

What a great story! Love it. 🙂

Zainab Aleem
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Zainab Aleem

Nice to learn about you Loretta

Gabriela Novac
Consultant
Gabriela Novac

Thank you Loretta! So nice to get to know my peers! Best wishes from Romania! You are amazingly young!

Martin
Consultant
Martin

so beautiful !

Elizabeth Ricks
Consultant
Elizabeth Ricks

Thank you for sharing!! I love the pic of you singing 🙂

Linda Bricco Schalk
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Linda Bricco Schalk

Amazing story Diana! Hello to another crazy American! I live in Wisconsin. Being a teacher @ iTutor is the best! Love – Love my students and making learning fun! 😘

Monica N DiMascio
Consultant
Monica N DiMascio

thank you for sharing <3

Priscilla Hughes
Consultant
Priscilla Hughes

Thank you for sharing, it’s really interesting to read others perspectives. Wave from across the water in the UK.

kihindei adai
Consultant
kihindei adai

Good to read your story! This is coming from another lifelong learner who is currently in school, studying psychology!

Isabel M. Cooke
Consultant
Isabel M. Cooke

Great to hear about your learning journey, Loretta. I too am a life-long student! The enthusiasm and work ethics of my iTutor students are truly inspiring.

Brenda Greenwood-Vernem
Consultant
Brenda Greenwood-Vernem

Lovely to meet you Loretta! I wonder if there is an online group for iTutor Group so that we may keep the conversation going?
Brenda from the home of polar bears…Canada 😉

Parin Waljee
Consultant
Parin Waljee

Lovely.nice .you really inspiring!

Hettie Nel
Consultant
Hettie Nel

Lovely to meet you Loretta! I secretly suspected I just might be the oldest consultant in iTutor, so please tell me, are you older than me? I am 64 on April 12. I think you have a wonderful life.

Betty Dabney
Consultant
Betty Dabney

Oops! There’s a grammatical error in there. Who can help Loretta out and find it?

Dayo Emmanuel
Consultant
Dayo Emmanuel

@ Betty, you may correct in a better way pls

Dora Akingbade-Watson
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Dora Akingbade-Watson

What a beautiful and inspiring story! Thanks for sharing:) <3

Agis Kokkoros
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Agis Kokkoros

It’s such a beautiful thing to read stories about the journeys each one of us has made, leading up to teaching for iTutorgroup. I identify with a lot of these experiences and what you’re saying about the importance of lifelong learning is really valuable. That’s what iTutorgroup has been for me for the past year almost! 🙂

Alicia G.
Consultant
Alicia G.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. I am so thankful I found iTutor. It has opened a new world of experiences and connections. I enjoyed your story.

Dove Woo
Consultant
Dove Woo

Many thanks for sharing your story. Impressed and inspired

Tan
Consultant
Tan

An awesome account, thank you…couldnt agree more. This is by far one fantastic learning curb for us all. I’m also IT savvy, loved it from being a kid. I’m currently undertaking my BSc (STEM)-Sciene Technology Engineering and Mathematics degree. Great job, thank you😊

Anthony
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Anthony

Wow. A lot of people from so many places and walns of life. So many interesting stories.

Deborah Jodrell
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Deborah Jodrell

Lovely article, Loretta. It’s great to hear about other teachers around the world.

Charlotta Sofi Ryden
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Charlotta Sofi Ryden

I would love to travel to Dallas one day :-D!

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Gclub

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Thank you for all the good information that has been provided. Getting more knowledge and getting around is really good with most websites like this.