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Thomas Montanaro

Adjunct Lecturer 

Having earned my bachelor’s and master’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh, I returned in the spring 2012 semester in the capacity of teaching to give back to the campus community. Before returning to SUNY Plattsburgh, I have taught high school French in the U.S. as well as English as a foreign language in Spain as well as China. I have also worked in exchange programs Youth Leadership Program with Francophone Africa at SUNY Plattsburgh and the Youth Ambassador Program with Canada.

Courses I have taught at SUNY Plattsburgh include public speaking for native and non-native speakers, linguistics, and English grammar for native and non-native speakers. I have also served as faculty advisor for the Ski and Snowboard Club and Oratory Society. Outside of SUNY Plattsburgh, I have taught ESL and public speaking courses at Clinton Community College. As an avid advocate for world language learning, I have extensively studied over a dozen different languages.

Currently, I teach French and Spanish at Saranac High School where I also serve as faculty advisor for the Multicultural Club. In addition, I am the boys and girls varsity tennis coach for Saranac High School. Along with co-authors Nora and Ron Davis, I am currently finishing four books in our Density Diet Series: Discover the Davis Density Diet, Grooming Grammar Gurus, Word Wise and Strategically Stringing Sentences: The Art of Writing and Public Speaking. The series — an innovative color-coded, neurolinguistic study of the English language and its grammar — is a revolutionary approach to writing and speaking clearly and concisely.

When I’m not working, I enjoy playing tennis and soccer, skiing, snowboard, rock climbing and spending time in the Adirondacks with my dogs Luna and Sol.

  • Education
    • M.S.T. in Secondary Education, SUNY Plattsburgh
    • B.A. in French, SUNY Plattsburgh
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