Hi, my name is Jim Drohan. I am from Denver, Colorado and have been teaching English courses around Colorado since 1986 – all levels from 6th grade through college. Born in Maryland into a military family, I grew up all around the US – and Korea – then joined the Air Force after graduation. My first year of college was at the US Air Force Academy, then I finished up my bachelor’s degree (English) at the University of Northern Colorado, graduating in 1982 then earning a master’s degree (English) from there in 1995.
My passion has always been teaching, as I enjoy people and like helping them succeed. Tennis, traveling, biking and hiking in the Rockies, and attending rock concerts and stand-up comedians are some of my interests. I’m divorced and have four children – all grown up – who are spread out over the four corners of this country (thus my traveling pastime). I feel that one of the greatest rewards teachers can receive is to see, as a result of their teaching, students turned on to something for the first time, such as reading, writing, sharing ideas, voicing opinions, appreciating literature, etc. This kind of spark can billow into a lifelong love for learning, which far outweighs any grade given or commendation received.
Now I find myself semi retired, teaching online courses for PIMA Medical Institute. I recently traded the blizzards for the beaches and moved to Ft. Myers, Florida where I am learning what humidity is all about (and hurricanes). No snow here though!