Timothy J. Leonard
Academic Literacy and Linguistics
Office Hours: M: 2:30PM-4:30PM; W: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Phone: +1 (212) 220-1403
Professor Leonard holds a doctoral degree in Education with a concentration in Instructional Leadership. He has taught reading to students of varying ages, and has engaged teachers in experiences to examine their insructional methodology. As a developmental reading instructor, Professor Leonard is focused on student growth while providing individualized experiences that students can leverage for success in future coursework. He is particularly interested in: conceptions of motivation, student reading motivation, the effects of regular, sustained reading experiences, developing student autonomy, and integration of poetry in the classroom.
Teacher Education, Reading
- This introductory college level reading course emphasizes improved reading comprehension through the practice of literal, inferential and critical reading skills, vocabulary development, writing, flexible reading rates, and study skills. A variety of materials is used to enrich students??A? basic understanding of reading.
- This advanced reading course is designed to help students master a full range of college-level reading and related skills, including critical comprehension, vocabulary, writing, flexible rates of reading, and study strategies. A variety of college-level materials is used.
- Critical Thinking (Same as CRT 100) is designed to develop the mind and help students learn to think clearly and effectively. Through substantive readings, structured writing assignments and ongoing discussions, students will examine concrete examples from their own experience and readings and contemporary issues in the media to learn how to analyze issues, solve problems, and make informed decisions in their academic, professional, and personal lives.