I have 25 years of journalism, ESL teaching at grade school, college, and corporate level and awards for my journalism and corporate writing plus I've taught in French and Spanish--all grade levels. and ESL in the U.S. --all grade levels--plus Hong Kong, Seoul, Vietnam, and Eastern Europe.
I spent 20 years as Manager of Communications writing for engineers and architects. I designed an entire communications division within my firm.
I conduct workshops in writing on STEM topics for schools.
I conduct workshops in literature appreciation and literacy for all grades and college.
I have three Masters: Financial, Technical, and Medical Journalism/ESL/Special Education--Grades K to 12 + adult.
I teach Autistic children and published a book for them: Jamie is Autistic, which is now in Chinese and Spanish.
I deliver projects on time and get results
My website is www.joansbookshelf.com
I published a writing handbook, The Write Rules, to go along with my business workshops.
I'm a published photographer with photos in galleries and online in journalism magazines.
Please do contact me. I'm very versatile and reliable with reasonable rates. During the pandemic, I will teaching online via Zoom.
I teach with kindness and patience.
I enjoy assessing students to see what kind of help they need.
I love working with them on ESL, reading comprehension, and writing issues so that they can move up to the next grade.
I love inspiring them by telling them about my book, Jamie is Autistic and my work experience so that they, too, can achieve great things in their lives.
Joan has compiled a fine communications guide. if you're looking for a concise reference to help you with your verbal and written communications skills, The Write Rules is for you.-Steven, French teacher
This book gives clear writing guidelines--keep it concise and simple
I assess their knowledge in and progress to date in the subject in which I'm tutoring them and then focus on the areas that need improvement by setting up work to help them. I bring in worksheets and patiently guide them by giving examples. Then, they do practice sheets for me.
Then, they bring in content questions from school and previous tests and we go over problem areas. From time to time with my ESL students, I may ask them to repeat passages verbally and record them to hear how their accent has been reduced to speak clearly and concisely. Accents are charming but to be effective in class and at work, they need to be refined.
Three Masters: Journalism, ESL, and Special Education plus 25 years of writing at all educational, journalism, and corporate levels. I've won awards for my newspaper and corporate pieces and tutoring as well.
On a case by case basis depending on length and frequency of tutoring.
School workshops will be different from private tutoring
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