Hello, I have been working with students privately and through the public schools since 1999. I have very high scores for reading comprehension. When asked to take tests for my teaching credential, I found this to be true. I can teach practical and easy ways to get the most out of your reading, help learn vocabulary, help with spelling, and all the different essays a student might be required to write in school or work.
I am a published author, and I do occasionally get invited to universities to speak on writing, and to read my own. My love of reading and writing started early, but I have kept up with my own practice and can share all my tips with any of my students. I work on brain storming, using visual diagrams, work on close reading and what is known as distant reading. Whatever technique works best, or feels best for the student is how we begin. Learning should be fun, if not a bit challenging, and I like to keep both feelings going for optimal results. We can work on Grammar too, but what I like to do is first get the idea of where the student's level of work is now. After we ave decided exactly which troubles the student has, we begin from that point. I have 2 degrees in English, so I am well equipped to teach any level, from elementary to college.
Most importantly, I want my students to reach the point where there is no more struggling or anxiety over reading and writing. When we reach that point,then the best work can be accomplished. I will teach all the different kinds and styles of essay writing, I will give tips on how to get the most out of reading, and then the student can begin practicing these styles until they are mastered. My students will then know how to write cogent essays, business and school applications, letters, and any other form of writing!
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