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Having taught at a Catholic school, I have a strong work ethic, I also am interested in meeting the student in his or her own needs. I work best with middle school to high school kids (6-12) and college students.
WRITING: True writers know that they always need to improve their writing. The question is, do you or your student need my help? I have a simple approach that integrates the classics to show you the three basic problems in all writing and give you methods for fixing them. For the past two years, I have taught grammar and writing to 7th graders, as well as advanced composition and public speaking to 12th graders. I see results with all my students.
MATH: I also have taught geometry and would be able to tutor in that subject as well. I work very well with numbers, and scored near the 90th percentile in GRE math.
RELIGION: Catholic school student? I could help in any and all Catholic subjects--Scripture, Church history, morality, ethics, philosophy, social justice, lives of the saints, etc.
TESTING: Need to boost the SAT or GRE scores? I can help with some effective strategies. My scores were strong (above or near 90th percentile in math, verbal, and writing), and I would be glad to share them, along with my help, with you.
Classes I have taught directly or will be teaching next year include writing: 7th grammar/writing, 12th journalism, 12th advanced composition/speech; math: geometry; religion: 6th grade religion, 10th grade Sacred Scripture, 12th grade morality/apologetics, 11th social justice, sacraments, lives of the saints/Church history; foreign language: New Testament Greek.
My experience includes 6 years working at the Roanoke Times (3 as an editorial assistant, 3 years as a copy editor, correcting reporters' mistakes, writing headlines, and designing front pages); 2 years as public relations writer at Franciscan University of Steubenville; teaching RCIA to college students during Master's studies; and 2 additional years teaching multiple subjects above at small K-12. I am in my second year teaching at JSerra Catholic (Orange County); I'm an adjunct professor JP Catholic University teaching Biblical Greek I and II and classical rhetoric (San Diego, beginning June 2011)
I am trained in Microsoft Word, InDesign, and Photoshop, I'm pretty tech savvy in general.
My hobbies include racquetball, chess, and especially billiards.
I am a life-long learner: Because my primary interest is in theology, I am currently learning Latin, German, Hebrew, French, and reading very much theology.
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