I believe in guiding rather instructing, by leading students on a path of discovery to learn and remember, in order not to make the same mistakes twice. Students are responsible for their own learning which is to say that the hard work will be done by you, the students. This means that firstly, this involves hard graft to acquire a vocabulary base substantive to pass SAT, and secondly applying the strategies effectively to pass the reading. So there are no short cuts to success, but the rewards are many.
Think of it as a life lesson; what you learn in the process of taking this course is going to stand you in good stead, not only in college but later in life. A good vocabulary is an asset that will enable you to impress people who you need to impress, whether you are trying to get into college, writing assignments at college or having a job interview once you have graduated.
All that I require from students is the motivation to succeed and the willingness to learn. Oh, and an infinite capacity for hard work. But you will probably be expecting that sooner rather later, and probably later as well.
Aside from having an impressive range of vocabulary at your disposal, the other key to success is recognizing the different question types, knowing exactly what you have been asked for and applying the strategies successfully.
This is what I have concentrated on during the two and a half years that I worked for Huntington, tutored in a private capacity and the twenty four years that I have been teaching reading and other skills to ESL students in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. I am also an IELTS speaking and writing examiner and know exactly is required to succeed.
I can assist you with:
-Preparation for success with time sensitive exams including IELTS, SAT, ACT and TOEFL that takes into account the students' needs.
-Help you develop confidence and boost your grade performance in writing, including basic sentence writing, paragraph and essay development, or graduate thesis work.
-Enable you to become confident in your conversational ability. You can hold your own in conversation for both native and non-native English speakers.
-Work on all ESL skills areas.
I look forward to working with you all.
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