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When Teaching is in Your Blood

Marie Teto

A decade after graduating high school, Marie Teto was working in a job she loved for a government-funded program that helps low-income individuals pay their heating bills. But some life changes caused her to re-evaluate her life and career goals. “I realized I wanted to do something more with my life, and education seemed like

FRCC Tutor Helps Students Learn, Grow, and Achieve

Kathryn Beisner

In 2003, Kathryn Beisner gave herself a birthday present. She began studying Spanish at Front Range Community College’s Westminster Campus. “The world is a big place and I realized that learning another language really mattered to me,” she says. Over the next few years, she continued to progress in her Spanish studies and eventually, an

Things You Didn’t Know About Community Colleges

Community Colleges

Did you know that the first community college was founded in 1901 in Joliet, Illinois? Or that 40 percent of community college students are first-generation college students? Community colleges are to thank for educating the nation—almost half of all undergraduates in the U.S. are enrolled in community colleges—but here are some other interesting tidbits you

Combining Passions for Math and Teaching

David Platt

David Platt has loved mathematics for as long as he can remember, but he didn’t discover his love of teaching until his first experience as a student teacher. “My very first class was full of students who were eager to learn, and I was hooked after that,” says David. “My two greatest loves are solving

A Checklist for Filing Taxes

Tax-checklist

It’s tax time, and with just under one month left until the tax filing deadline (April 15), there’s no time like the present to get going on preparing your 2012 federal and state income tax returns. First, a quick overview of what tax form you will need. 1040EZ – This is the simplest IRS form,

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