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My name is Ray, and I look forward to working with you.
Helping learners develop their oral fluency and writing skills is my strong point. Establishing rapport and ensuring that students are always involved are also keys to my success as a tutor. I have served as a teacher in the public system grades K-8 as well as at the university level.
At the K-8 level, I was part of a team that taught reading, writing, math, and science through theater, music, dance, and art. I oversaw the theater portion of the program and emphasized the importance of reader's theater, a style in which the emphasis is more on reading for meaning and inflection than memorizing lines. I have also taught speech within the middle school level, focusing on articulation, inflection and presentation skills.
At the college level I have taught theater and acting, mostly with an emphasis on inflection and public speaking.
I enjoy teaching grammar, vocabulary, and functional language as well as helping people of all ages develop reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. I emphasize meaning, pronunciation and form; all three, essential to comprehending the English language. I do this while maintaining a positive learning environment. Feel free to contact me regarding any questions you may have.
I have a current clean and clear FBI Background check which I can provide upon request.
I look forward to working with you to help you meet your goals.
As an Adjunct Undergraduate Faculty member / Acting Teacher through East Carolina University Division of Continuing Studies, I taught an Introduction to Theater class which introduced students to basic elements of acting; VOICE, SPEECH, MOVEMENT. Student’s developed the ability to ANALYZE TEXT and CHARACTERS in a play and were asked to make presentations based on their analysis.
As a Sales Trainer for two separate call centers, I coached representatives proper phone etiquette (VOICE/DICTION) using the company's 32 Training Point review.
As a Speech/Drama Teacher at an Intermediate School - IS 52 New York, I introduce students to basic elements of VOICE and SPEECH by using theatre scripts as a vehicle for expression.
University of Dayton (Theatre)
East Carolina University (Graduate Coursework)
St Joseph's College - Vermont (Other)
Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00
Cancellation: 6 hours notice required
Ray will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046.
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