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Women of Distinction Magazine Selects Myrtle I. Welch as a Distinguished Professional in Her Field

Myrtle I. Welch will soon be featured in an upcoming edition of Women of Distinction Magazine's Top 10 of 2016 edition.

    BUFFALO, NY, January 02, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Myrtle I. Welch, Chief Executive Officer of MIB Institute, has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional in her field through Women of Distinction Magazine. Myrtle I. Welch will soon be featured in an upcoming edition of Women of Distinction Magazine's Top 10 of 2016 edition.

MIB Institute, which stands for 'Myrtle Irene Banks', is a business that is dedicated to helping students receive lifelong learning skills that help them on the job, in school, socially, and personally, all of which will help them be successful on standardized tests. Founded in 2008 by Chief Executive Officer Myrtle I. Welch, MIB Institute serves students by providing counseling and tutoring services in English, English as a Second Language, Basic Reading, and Reading in the Content Areas, as well as computer lab, scholarship search and completion, SAT, and educational software. Offering all of her courses exclusively online through Skype, which enables Welch to teach a great number of students all across the United States and abroad, sessions are divided into weeks according to the unique needs of each student with the use of an individualized plan of study (IPS).

"All students have the ability to learn if they are taught in a way that produces learning," Welch said about her personal philosophy about education. "That is why I specialize in meeting the needs of each student individually. Rather than using the popular lecture method like most teachers, which doesn't always meet every student's need, the methodologies I use at MIB Institute produce better student success and are, for that reason, typically different from pre-prepared, scripted lessons."

Welch also offers counseling services for adolescents, family, and children, for various emotional issues, as well as grief.

In 2009, Welch co-authored her first book, entitled 'Reading as a Struggle: Challenged Readers Making Meaning from Texts', followed by co-authoring a second book, 'Unquiet Voices: Cultural Experiences Related to the Pursuit of Tenure and Promotion', in 2012. In 2015, Welch wrote the foreword to a book that was edited and published by one of her PhD professors and advisors, Dr. Kyle Shanton, entitled 'The Most Important Work: Stories of Sovereignty in the Struggle for Literacy'. She's also written several journal articles, including one called 'A Global African Quest: Teaching and Learning in Uganda', in 2013, which explains, in depth, a methodology that she developed called 'Start to Investigate and Reflect', or STIR.

"I coined the STIR acronym and philosophy during my teaching career after observing that many students weren't motivated to learn," she explained. "Getting to know the students that teachers are teaching, collaborating with them, rather than just communicating with them, and assessing them, rather than just testing them, is the essence of this methodology."

After earning her BS in English from Southern University and A&M College in 1969, Welch began teaching high school English in a public school setting in Louisiana. Relocating to Texas, she later earned her Master's in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso, as well as certifications in Counseling, Reading Specialist, English as a Second Language, and Master Reading Teacher. Just a year prior to forming MIB Institute, in 2007 at the age of 60, Welch also completed her PhD in Reading Education from New Mexico State University.

The highlight of Welch's career was in 2011 when she was invited to teach and tour in Uganda, East Africa. She accepted the invitation and, consequently, taught English and Writing in the public schools and at the university level. She also held teaching workshops for faculty at the university level. Welch's dedication to the Ugandan people earned her the privilege of having the writing lab at STAWA University named in her honor, the 'Dr. Myrtle I. Welch Writing Center'. An account of her teaching experience is written in her publication, 'A Global African Quest: Teaching and Learning in Uganda'. She still teaches Ugandan students online today.

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