This week’s Teacher Feature goes above and beyond for Coastline students. From real-world hands-on experience to encouraging students in asking ‘why’, learn how Dr. Do’s teaching practices doesn’t go in vein in helping future healthcare professionals.
Hello! I am a Biology and Allied Health Instructor at Coastline College. I earned my Doctor of Health Sciences from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences from Kirksville, Missouri, my Master of Science in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (Medical Biology emphasis) degree from the University of California, Riverside. Additionally, I hold a Quality Matters (QM) Certificate in Best Practices for Online Instruction and a Occupational Skills Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) from Saddleback College.
I have been teaching at Coastline since Spring 2017 semester. I feel a sense of privilege to teach such a diverse student population at this college. Additionally, courses that I teach at Coastline are:
In addition to teaching at Coastline College, I also serve as an Assistant Professor of Biology at Irvine Valley College and Westcliff University, a biology faculty member at Fullerton College and Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Saddleback College.
I am very proud to be able to contribute to my students’ successes. As a result, I was a nominee for the 2019 Professor of the Year award at two other colleges I teach at: Irvine Valley College and Fullerton College.
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Student engagement, their drive to learn, and dedication of faculty/staff are qualities that make Coastline a great culture for student growth and success. As a Coastline instructor, I am fortunate to have with the opportunity to help my students realize that biology and health can be acquired through logic and common sense. When a student says, “I get it,” I am rewarded with their inspiration, appreciation, and motivation that follows. Moreover, it is especially rewarding when my students succeed academically and communicate with others the new knowledge they now can call their own.
It is a privilege to be a part of each student’s journey toward success. With a well-rounded scientific background, strong work ethic and team-building skills learned here, I have no doubt that my students’ experience at Coastline will help them grow into strong and influential future professionals. All of this is what makes teaching worthwhile.
I teach Human Anatomy, General Biology, and Medical Terminology for Health Professionals. My aim as instructor is to be a facilitator in student learning. As a result, students have the opportunity to not just learn the fundamental concepts, but also to see applications of these concepts in real-world health issues. Equally important, students have the space to share their related experiences, contribute their own research and findings with their colleagues.
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My second passion is music through singing and piano. I am a classically-trained tenor vocalist and have sung in various master and community chorales. I am also a member of a youth co-ed Vietnamese vocal band, Sóng Xanh.
In Fall 2018, I sang the musical theater piece, Anthem from Chess, as a soloist with Symphony Irvine in a venue that hosted over 800 people for Santiago Canyon College’s Performing Arts Department. Moreover, I have sung classical and theater pieces for private and public recitals hosted by local colleges.
My recent projects include:
In addition to learning and singing Vietnamese music, my vocal repertoire also includes classics, such as Amazing Grace, Lonely House by Kurt Weill, Ave Maria, Star-Spangled Banner, Caro Mio Ben, and Il Mio Tesoro.
Also, I assist as a volunteer piano accompanist for Santiago Canyon College voice program. Future projects as a pianist include performing Beethoven’s Pathetique 1st Movement for the Spring 2019 SCC Piano Recital.
In my spare time, I enjoy working out at the gym and spending time with my family and friends. I have three pet dogs: chihuahua, chihuahua-terrier, and shih tzu.
Coastline College proudly highlights its renowned faculty through the Teacher Feature blog series. This week’s feature showcases Professor Shoro, Visual and Performing Arts Department. Stay connected with Professor Shoro through her website: www.natashashoro.com
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