Anthony Stevens

Anthony Stevens

Mr. Stevens believes TT students are the finest and that they enter his English class with strong life experiences with focus and determination to succeed. He feels students in his English 28 classes do not need to learn to read and write; they do both well.  However, he believes they do need to obtain various writing skills to prepare them for university writing, which is more formal and demanding.  He is certain in their ability to grasp formal writing skills to enable them to write clear, concise papers for any of their chosen professions.

Mr. Stevens has been a college instructor since 1973 at the LATTC. He has taught Reading and English Composition, English Fundamentals of Writing, Reading Clinic, English as Second Language, and he continues to teach Intermediate Reading and Composition (English 28) as an evening instructor.

On the high school level—currently retired after 40 years—Mr. Stevens has taught Advanced Placement (AP) American History, AP Art History, AP European History, Government, and Economics/International Relations. He has also taught Composition, Speed-Reading, Power Reading, Mass Media, Advanced Composition, Business English, and Basic English. Also, he has developed and wrote a California Framework teacher training textbook, INTERACTIVE LEARNING for World History teachers. Lastly, Mr. Stevens has also coached varsity level boy’s tennis for several years.

Mr. Stevens trained teachers in use of: classroom web posting, Photoshop as well as MS Office Professional for creating multimedia presentations and spreadsheets. In addition, he created, developed and launched www.dhhs.net to meet the needs of students, parents, and community, which included the first time ever of posting of student grades/progress online in Orange County.

In addition, for several years Mr. Stevens held administrative positions on the high school level in an administrative capacity. Also, he coordinated foreign exchange groups (European and Asian) in Orange County communities as the Orange County Director of the American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS). He retired from taking students on AIFS European study tours, which he did for 12 years. Lastly, he coordinated educational trips to Europe for students and young adults of 3-4 weeks during the summers of 1981-1993 where students emerged themselves in the culture and language of all the major European countries for graduation credit.

Finally, Mr. Stevens has been married to Maureen since 1969. He has three sons. He enjoys the High Sierras, traveling, swimming laps, reading, and kayaking.

Web site: www.english28stevens.com