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What gets me excited and satisfied is when I can clearly see that students "get" the idea, concept or mini lesson presented. It makes for a great experience and worth repeating. Which gives students opportunities for practice and more practice.
My specialty is writing, but reading and writing go hand in hand. Reading informs writing and we usually have a response or a reaction to what we read, so that is how writing "happens." Writing is thinking first and foremost. Writing is verbalizing or articulating how we think and feel toward a certain topic, condition, experience, ideology, or a person. I LOVE to see how people think and how they express what they believe. Writing reflects a person's most sacred property: their conscience, their personhood, their soul. Writing is a language art, a craft and it is also an art form.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The first thing is I get aquainted with him or her. I like to find out a little bit about them and will usually do an ice breaker activity such as creating an architectural bio poem or just simply have a conversation.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a BA in Literary Studies from UT Dallas and completed some hours toward a Master's Degree in Education (with emphasis in teaching writing to college students) at TAMU.
I worked as a writing tutor in the Learning Center at a local community college. I proofread & edited all essays from Writing classes to Life Sciences and Philosophy and Psychology and Drama. Have edited college entrance essays, acceptance letters, scholarship request essays, recommendations, proposals, book reviews, etc.
Have also taught College Writing including developmental and ESL/ESOL.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Depending on the level/type/length of writing project, I usually charge $40 per 1-hr sessions. Nonnegotiable. CASH ONLY. Payable up front. Sessions are typically one solid hour (minimum), and usually never less than an hour.
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching non-credit ESL classes through the Continuing Education department at a community college upon graduating with an Associate of Arts in Arts and Sciences.
What types of students have you worked with?
Mostly late teens, young adults and older. I do not have any experience with special ed students of any age.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Trump's GA Rally in late September 2021. I love watching his rallies. I hope to make it in person one day. The energy is amazing. They are vibrant, positive, forward thinking, America First and for God and Country. I love how he always ends with The BEST is yet to come!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Credentials and experience are important, but just as significant if not more is someone who has HEART and a common-sense approach to tutoring. Above all, look for courtesy and a good (clear) communicator.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Some of the questions to think through:
1. Have I read the assignment thoroughly?
2. Have I understood the criteria of the assignment?
3. Have I given it some effort, as in brainstorming?
4. Have I done some research, like asked parents or friends about the topic of the assignment?
5. Have I looked up all unknown words in the dictionary?
6. Have I reserved a good block of time to spend on this assignment?