About Me (Jose M. Blanco)
It seems I've been an English teacher most of my adult life, even when I worked at IBM in the late '80's.
I enjoy grammar, syntax, and style. I also enjoy teaching others about it. If you want to know more, email me.
||Southern Illinois University (SIU) at Carbondale,
||Florida International University, Miami,
English Instructor, Miami Dade College (MDC)
I teach freshman composition, advanced composition, and technical writing courses for transfer credit.
I also teach developmental composition.
- Homestead Campus, 2009 - Present
- Department Chair, Kendall Campus, 1999 - 2009
- Kendall Campus, 1990 - 1999
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS): April, 2007:
Served on the SACS Quality Assurance Review Team (QART) for G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School.
Wrote three sections of the final report.
Consultant, Educational Testing Service (ETS): 1996, 2001 - 2004:
Evaluated essay responses for the Advanced Placement (AP) English Language Test.
Table leader, 2004.
College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST), State of Florida: 1990 - 1998:
Evaluated student essays that satisfy the writing component of CLAST,
a state-wide competency exam for college graduates.
Technical Writer, IBM Corporation, Boca Raton, Florida: Feb. 1985 - Jan. 1990:
Wrote, tested, revised, and edited IBM internal and external documents in hardware,
telecommunications, and software.
Dept. of English, Florida International University (FIU): Aug. 1984 - Dec. 1989:
Taught technical writing as an adjunct instructor while working full-time at IBM.