English Literature And Composition Tutoring
In fifteen years, I have found that students learn best when they feel confident. I make a point to learning about my students' strengths and interests and relating the lessons to them in different ways.
I genuinely enjoy reading literature and using writing methods with my students. I feel that they have fun when we work together because I am having fun.
I most enjoy seeing the great intelligence and eagerness to learn in my students.
When they push themselves and discover their strengths, I feel fulfilled in my role as guide.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
1. Establish level of reading and comprehension.
2. Establish learning goals and testing goals.
3. Adapt and create curriculum according to level, goals and interests. Curriculum is project based and each student choses between three or more projects. NO Worksheets are used. Work is interactive, hands-on and requires development of research and multiple language skills.
4. Work with student, making assessments each week, two-week period and monthly.
5. Provide student with the opportunity to assess him or herself as well as give feedback on their project-learning.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
–Highly Qualified to teach: ESL 4-12, English Language Arts 8-12 and Generalist 4-8
–B.A. English Composition: University of Texas at Austin, Texas
–French Minor: Institute for American Universities, France
–Technical Writing: Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
Recent Work with Students
uGrammar-Vocabulary 4th Grade Saturday Teacher for Chinese Americans, ACES4Kids, Austin, Texas
01/2019 – 05/2019
uE-Tutor for English Composition, UpSwing.io, Austin, Texas 10/2018 – 03/2019
— College Level – ESL and Native English Speakers
— Review essays for:
- Voice, Tone, Vocabulary and Meaning
uELAR Interventionist Jubilee ISD Charter Schools, San Antonio, Texas 11/2016 – 6/2017
— ELAR : Grades 6-12
— Worked with MS and HS teachers to provide one-on-one targeted instruction to dyslexic and struggling learners
— Provided curriculum and assessment support for grades 6-12
— Tutored struggling students after school
— Pulled out groups for specialized test tutoring
— Administered STAAR tests to Oral Administration coded groups
uSubstitute Teacher Harmony Charter Schools, Austin, Texas 8/2016 – 10/2016
— ELA/ ESOL : Grades 9-12
— Spanish Language: Created alternative lesson plans to integrate creative writing and music into Spanish Language learning.
— General Subjects: Grades 1-12
uELA Tutor, M.L. Cisneros Freshman Campus, Lockhart, Texas 1/2016- 6/2016
— Guided groups of three or more in reading out
loud and discussion
— Met with students one-on-one to complete
writing and reading comprehension assignments
— Worked in the classroom to assist the teacher in
communicating the lesson
— Assisted in maintaining order and communicating
expectations in the classroom
— Assisted with team curriculum planning
uSubstitute Teacher, Magnolia Montessori for All School, The Khabele School 7/2015- 12/2015
— Worked with elementary and primary students
individually to complete academic lessons
— Met with group project participants to review and
plan their academic projects
— Worked one-on-one with special education
students to complete lessons
— Guided group reading circles
uAfter-School Program Coordinator, Austin Children’s Academy Montessori 2/2015-5/2015 — Coordinated lesson plans to fit with school
— Presented science, reading and social studies
activities to children ages 6-11
uAssistant Primary Teacher, The White Bird Montessori School 7/2014-10/2014
— Assisted the lead teacher in setting up a kindergarten room with learning areas
— Presented lessons to children regarding classification, reading and process
Other Work Experience
· Ghostwriter – Writing Tutor – 11 years: Author-coach.com, Austin, TX 2001-2012
Tutored adults and college students in book and speech writing, test essays and required papers:
Used synchronous and asynchronous tutoring techniques. MLA style used.
· Online Marketer – 2017-Present
· Technical Writer – 10 years – APA style used. 1994-2001 and
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
My standard pricing is 25.00 for every 45 minutes of online tutoring.
The same price applies to in-person tutoring plus 5.00.