Professionally published writer and teacher with the ability to connect with people and to communicate ideas or concepts effectively and in human terms.
Personal interest in all phases of humanities, history, and current events allows for a more complete perspective of issues and situations in the classroom.
Studies in linguistics and grammar strengthen mechanical knowledge in writing style. Have previous experience in a variety of writing fields, both professional and creative, coupled with 15 years experience working in fields outside academia create a well-rounded perspective.
Being able to see that "a-ha" moment when the intricacies (or weirdness) of the English language and writing suddenly fall inyto sensible place.
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Meeting informally to learn each one's strengths and weaknesses as well as discovering where the greatest obstacles are.
Fcousing on the student's problems using a set of priorities.
Finding the mehtod that will best assist them in learning methods for future use.
Over 20 years as a college instructor as well as three eyars teaching English in Puerto Rican high schools. As a student I tutored extensively, usually being paried with ESL students
Would work on an hourly (or partial hourly) rate
Began immediately after completing my BA in English
A wide variey including internationl and diabled students.
Personally, having my manuscript of poetry being accepted by a publisher.
Look for two attributes in the person: a level of ocmfort but moreimportantly, a display of competence in the field.
What do I need? What do I want? How can I strike a balance between the two?
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