I hold a baccalaureate degree in English from the University of La Verne and received the designation of Departmental Honors with my undergraduate degree from the university English Department faculty. I am versed in all periods of American Literature and British Literature.
I am an engaging instructor who believes that experiential learning and examples based on real life experiences are the best way to instill and develop creative thinking in students. I am a positive and organized professional who has a strong work ethic and intuitive problem solving skills. My communication style is diplomatic, genuine, and interpersonal. I have an innate ability to connect to others and establish long-lasting rapport. My work philosophy is, “when we give our best, we receive the best from others,” and all my work reflects this ideology.
While my skills and professional experience are vast, it is my preference to focus my tutoring on my passion for English and its associated subject matters: editing, grammar, presentation, proofreading, public speaking, reading, spelling, and all forms of writing (i.e., creative, business, grant/proposal, technical).
I have over 15 years of producing writings that are grammatically correct and error free. I have outstanding editing and proofreading skills and excellent grammar, spelling and punctuation skills. I have demonstrated creative writing (i.e., short story, screenplay, poetry, fiction, non-fiction) and essay writing (i.e., descriptive, expository, narrative, and persuasive). Additionally, I am proficient in AP, APA, Chicago, and MLA style guidelines.
As a business coach, consultant or trainer, I have over 18 years of proven business analysis and management experience. I am a certified Enterprise Architect (EA-C). Enterprise Architecture is an analytical system that maps goals, processes and resources, and uses a blended evaluative approach based on Six Sigma, Lean, and architecture/engineering principles to identify areas of improvement in business and technology processes. I am proficient (advanced skill level) in all versions of Microsoft Office. I have experience in Adobe Creative Suite as follows: advanced skill level all versions of Acrobat Pro, intermediate skill level in InDesign, and basic skill level in Photoshop. I have over 15 years of demonstrated marketing, promotions and public relations experience and I have written copy for a variety of channels (i.e., online, email, print, Web). Additionally, I have proven success in business development, grants and fiscal management, and strategic planning and implementation.
In addition to my writing and business portfolio, I have over 7 years of digital photography (still and action shots) experience.
Lastly, I am an creative cook, who is skilled in various cuisines (i.e., Caribbean, Latin, Asian, French, Italian, and Mediterranean).
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