Prior to working as an independent tutor, I was a full-time English teacher for twelve years in the Poway Unified School District. During that time, I instructed in all levels of English, including Advanced Placement. I know everything that you are studying and how to help you understand it.
I tailor my tutoring sessions to your strengths and weaknesses and will help you improve your reading, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills. I specialize in literature, especially British, but I am experienced in all aspects of English. I am passionate about my subject and love helping young people understand it.
I am highly skilled with public speaking as well. I taught a speech unit every year and have facilitated debates and plays. My classes included units in persuasive, autobiographical and informative speeches so I know how to make your speech terrific regardless of genre. I also have extensive theater experience and perform regularly in San Diego so I know how to help you deliver your words to an audience.
You will find me to be patient, motivating and encouraging. I will treat you as an individual and truly help you become the best student you can be. I will not just give you worksheets or generalizations and I will not give up on you. With my teaching experience and subject knowledge, you can rest assured that I will provide you with what you need for success in school.
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