After a week break, we have another staff profile! Today, we feature Pamela Arneson.
-What do you teach at Western?
My position in the Learner Support and Transition division is ever evolving. My areas of specialty are in reading and study skills, instructional practices, test taking, Adult Basic Education, and teaching English Language Learners and developmental courses. In addition to teaching my own classes, I provide instructional support and consultation to various programs across campus through targeted interventions, boot-camps, test prep classes, and co-requisites. I just love what I do and teaching at Western!
-Where is your favorite place at Western?
My favorite place at Western is in the Union. There is so much activity going on in there and everyone is generally happy when they are eating.
-My are your hobbies?
Besides reading and staying current on world events, my hobbies entail hiking, biking, camping, running, working out, and visiting family and friends. I love to shop, be on the water, travel and explore new places, and listen to live music.
-What advice do you have for students?
My advice to students is to try and stay organized, manage your time well, and to prepare for lectures ahead of time. By preparing for lectures prior, an individual can gain more out of the lecture, make essential connections to the information, ask good questions, be more engaged, and improve comprehension overall. By studying smarter you can use your time wisely and study less.
Thank you for sharing, Pamela!