I am an experienced English & writing teacher certified by California to teach English K-12 and adult.
I have nine years of full-time classroom LA public charter and private religious junior and high schools (9 years).
I have six years university teaching in rhetoric (writing and speaking), literature, and film.
I have 10 years academy support and test preparation experience (AP language, AP literature, and composition, AP USH, AP world, AP euro, SAT reading, writing, ACT reading, writing, and science, PSAT, SSAT, and TOEFL, ESL/ELD reading, writing, and speaking). I am especially effective in teaching English writing conventions (grammar and usage) to ELL/ELD/ESL learners.
My classrooms have included mainstreamed ESL/ELD and SE learners since 1995, and I have been an effective in-home tutor for an LAUSD contractor.
I have also taught lower mathematics (grades 3-9 to Geometry) in private schools and academies with considerable success: I use conceptual, not functional learning methods and provide more practice than public schools.
My other contract tutoring and editing consists of college and university creative writing, journalism, business writing, and technical writing, honors and graduate academic thesis, and bookkeeping. I also assist adults with medical and business correspondence and accounting, legal forms, public relations, advertising and marketing, and bookkeeping.
I am well-apprised of WASC accreditation processes and requirements, can design, write, and edit curriculum and lesson plans. I have worked as a journalist and professional writer and editor. I am familiar with California State educational standards and federal Common Core curriculum.
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