I have an MA in Art History from the University of Pittsburgh, lived in central Italy for more than 20 years, and made regular visits to Florence and Rome to visit their museums and admire the cities in general. I am also an accomplished watercolor painter and have participated in numerous exhibits in central Italy and here in the East Bay Area, San Francisco. I am also a member of the Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda, and will teach two courses at the center this spring.
I was an Academic Adviser for the University of Pittsburgh for eight years (1972 - 1980), which required a thorough knowledge of academic and non-requirements to successfully complete the students' four years at university. I also worked with numerous students while teaching in Italy (1985 - 2005) who were interested in studying abroad for either their first degree or MA, PhD or post-doc. I helped them prepare their admission statement and person essay. I have also advised ESL students who studied with me at an ESL school in San Francisco (2005 - 2013) with similar requests.
I have a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I have had six books of poetry as well as more than 400 individual poems published in various journals, both in print and online, since I started writing in 2004, while living in central Italy. While there, in addition to teaching ESL and IBT, I did extensive translating, both scientific and literary. I also taught a translation course for university juniors for two years, at the University of Pisa, Italy.
I am headed up to Berkeley Saturday afternoon (Feb 1) to read and pick up an award for one of my poems, which was selected for the BAPC (Berkeley Bay Area Poets Coalition) annual poetry contest.
I have taught ESL/PBT/iBT and Cambridge First Certificate and Proficiency for many years, both in Italy and the US. I am also a published poet, with 6 books and more than 400 poems published since 2004, and taught translating to university juniors at the University of Pisa, Italy, for 2 years. I feel very qualified to help in any area of the English language you might feel weak in.
I have taught ESL/TOEFL, Cambridge First Certificate, Cambridge Proficiency and iBT Test Prep courses for many years, both in Italy and the East Bay Area. I have a TOEFL Teaching Certificate from the Linguistics Department of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I have an MA in Italian Language & Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. I lived in central and north Italy for more than 20 years, where I taught ESL and Test Prep, and also did extensive translating, both scientific and literary.
I have a BA in English Literature, and an MA in Italian Language & Literature, both from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. I have always read much, both the classics (Jane Austen and Henry James are favorites) and contemporary literature. I subscribe to several poetry journals, and read contemporary poetry as much as possible, usually several hours a week, which is both a duty and a pleasure, as I am a published poet myself. I am also moderator of a monthly Poetry and Prose at the Blue Danube meet-up, and will teach a course in Poetics: Meter and Development for our local arts center, beginning the end of February.
I've taught Reading Comprehension for almost 30 years as part of the lesson plans for PBT (Paper Based TOEFL Test) and iBT (Internet Based TOEFL Test). I also have a BA in English Lit and an MA in Italian Language & Lit, which degrees both involved much reading, textual analysis, and synthesis. I have always been an avid reader as well.
I have a TOEFL Teaching Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, and have taught all aspects of TOEFL: Reading skills, Writing skills, Listening comprehension and Speaking for almost 30 years, 20 years abroad in Italy, where I taught at the University of Pisa, and also for the Italian Military School for Officers, as well as private ESL schools in the region of Umbria in central Italy.
I have been teaching ESL/Test Prep for more than twenty years, and I am also a published poet, with six poetry collections published and over 400 individual poems published in various journals around the world. I am an avid reader, and even now continue to build my vocabulary. I get a wonderful online daily newsletter, "A Word A Day", which presents a new word in a particular category, its etymology and usage.
I have taught Writing as part of the iBT Test Prep course I taught for 6 years at a private school in San Francisco, and I have had six books of poetry published in the last 10 years, not to mention over 350 individual poems published in various journals, magazines and online ezines.