I am a certified teacher with over 23 years experience in public education----elementary, middle, high school, and college level English Composition, literature, public speaking and reading. I have a Ph.D. in reading from Auburn University, a Masters of Education in reading (M.Ed.) from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, and additional graduate courses in English and speech-communications.
I have taught elementary reading (3rd grade through college level)and English (7th-college level), as well as middle and high school English, reading, and speech. On the college level, I have taught college level English, speech (communications), and reading. An area of special interest is helping struggling readers and writers at all levels. In fact, my dissertation for my Ph.D. focused on the effects of combining the teaching of reading comprehension and critical thinking strategies on students' writing. I also have a great deal of experience teaching study skills.
If you need a tutor to help in preparing for a special test, the GRE, or any standardized test, I have lots of experience that can help you. Since I am also certified in teaching speech and have directed several speech contests, I can tutor in public speech, too.
You will find me to be kind, considerate, and positive in my teaching approach. I take you from where you are to where you want to go whatever your area of need -- reading, test preparation, English, or speech.
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