Learning & Recs

Although I do have a formal college education, I do a lot of studying in my free time, so I figure it’s important to note that here!

All of that knowledge hopefully leads to happy clients.

So further down the page, I have a list of folks who were kind enough to say some nice words after our work together concluded.

Learning

BA in English Literature / California State University, Bakersfield
Earned June 2012 – Bakersfield, CA

 Single Subject Teaching Credential (English) / California State University, Bakersfield
Earned June 2014 – Bakersfield, CA

MA in Educational Technology / Fresno Pacific University
Earned June 2018 – Fresno, CA

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential / Simpson University
Earned April 2020 – Redding, CA

Become an Instructional Designer – LinkedIn Learning
Earned April 2020

Adobe InDesign CC: Your Complete Guide to InDesign (Udemy)
Earned March 2021

TechSmith Camtasia 2020 Explorer – TechSmith Corp.
Earned May 2020

TechSmith Camtasia 2020 Voyager – TechSmith Corp.
Earned May 2021

Create eLearning Courses with Articulate Storyline 360 (Udemy)
Earned February 2022

Recommendations

Alex crafted a memorable and impactful presentation for Central Ohio ATD about being tenacious in your instructional design job hunt. He blended his sense of humor, visual design, and storytelling into a session that I think is “must see” for anyone who is transitioning into their first instructional design role. I’ve also seen Alex’s work as an instructional designer and voice-over artist and he’s a dual creative threat that can attack any learning and development project. I hope Alex continues to share his wit and knowledge with the learning and development community and has a bright future in this profession.

I want to THANK YOU for hiring a wonderful colleague, Mr. Mitts – He has been an extraordinary source of support for me, my students and colleagues! Due to COVID-19, I did not have the pleasure to attend a face-to-face meeting with Mr. Mitts yet. But he is creative in offering timely services, regardless the variation of my requests from a poll setting in zoom to video editing in Canvas. His workshops are always informative and helpful.

Besides his willingness to extend the much-needed support, I found his knowledge and technology competency at an exceptional level. He maintains a welcoming and sunny attitude in all communications!

I can testify that I am not the only instructor with the profound appreciation for his support. In our past department meetings, I heard a couple of colleagues comparing him to Ms. Anissa Fontenot, anther effective Instructional Designer we had in the past. They both are so approachable, and have the ability to warm our hearts immediately!

I understand that we all have different personalities – some are pensive and others are outgoing. While I have no discontent against anyone, I do want to let you know the depth of my appreciation for Mr. Mitts!

Since March 2020, I have been working with Mr. Mitts, the instructional designer for the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, in developing on-line course content in response to Covid 19. Therefore, I am able to comment on all aspects of Mr. Mitts professionalism and skills as they pertain to the highest standards of excellence pertaining to his job

By way of background, I am a lecturer teaching the Legal Environment of Business and came to the tablewith no experience in using CANVAS. During my initial encounters with Mr. Mitts, his initiative became evident. Mr. Mitts displays great confidence and intelligence, asking numerous insightful and probing questions in order to find out what I am trying to do and accomplish. To this end, he helped me put together a valid and responsive Canvas program to meet the needs of our students. Having worked and interacted with Mr. Mitts for the past two plus years, I am truly impressed with his knowledge, efforts and skills. 

By way of example, due to the pandemic, the last two plus years have been particularly trying for everyone whether at work or at home. Suffice to say that Mr. Mitts has not missed any of my requests for help. My requests come at all times of the day and sometimes night and he has never failed to promptly respond to my requests for help. He has gone beyond the required or expected on every request for help and offered to help solve some of the problems himself when he worked out that it was beyond my capabilities. Mr. Mitts did all this with an upbeat and can do attitude. 

In short, Mr. Mitts has a professional and strong work ethic.

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