Phone: (714) 484-7000 Ext: 48446
Office Hours: Monday 3–6 p.m., Wednesday 9–10:30 a.m., Thursday 5–6 p.m.
Location: Humanities 211
About Professor Gutierrez
Welcome to English 58!
My name is Ruth Gutierrez, and I will be your instructor this semester. My teaching experience started at the high school level where I taught English and History for twelve years. I have been a full-time English/Reading Instructor at Cypress College since 2006! In case you are doing the math, yes I have been teaching for twenty years! I have been married for nineteen years, and we have three children. My oldest son is sixteen, my daughter is thirteen, and my youngest son is five. They are all very active and keep me very busy! I enjoy reading, running, and spending time with my family and friends. I have one guilty pleasure-reality TV (or what I like to refer to as “documentary” television).
My teaching philosophy is based on the idea of active learning. I believe that students cannot learn unless they are actively involved in the process. The hybrid format of this course supports active learning. You will participate in a variety of activities both online and in person. These active learning strategies help students understand and demonstrate the skills and concepts learned in class. Although I take learning and instruction seriously, I try to create a light and comfortable atmosphere in my class.
I am looking forward to meeting and working with all of you this semester!
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”
English 106 Critical Thinking
This course is the perfect course for students who want to satisfy their Reading Proficiency Requirement. This course focuses on both critical reading and writing skills and prepares students for the rigor of college courses.