If you're a high school student, I can understand if you feel like English isn't your favorite class.
Maybe it's your LEAST favorite class... after all, there is a great deal of writing in journals and essays, learning proper grammar and sentence or paragraph structure, and probably the one you hate most... reading silly stories about people you've never heard of and will never meet, most of whom use words or sentences that don't even make sense!
It can be extremely frustrating; how can a language that you know and speak so well every day POSSIBLY be so DIFFICULT to learn about?
The answer to this question is simple, and it is NOT because other students are smarter than you! Some students have a hard time getting what they need from a lesson in a large classroom because one teacher has to divert their attention between 30+ students. On top of that, there are other problems, such as students not paying attention, goofing off, or the one the teachers REALLY hate, sleeping in class. So, you might ask, "Where do I fit in? What about the extra help that I need?"
That's where I come in! My name is Erich, and I'm a 24-year old college graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in English. I have studied every part of the English language from vocabulary to contemporary British Literature, and I have earned my California Secondary Education Teaching Credential, allowing me to teach English at the high school level, currently employed as a Substitute Teacher for the local Chaffey Joint Union High School District, encompassing our local Alta Loma, Etiwanda, Los Osos, and Rancho Cucamonga High Schools, as well as several others.
Having already had a full year of substitute teaching in all levels of high school classrooms, as well as a two-month long-term English position, I have experience in helping students manage their in-class time and their at home time, and learn that English isn't as difficult to learn as it might seem; sometimes we just need a little extra help.
If you are seeking tutoring in English, and you need help with...
- Writing/Proofreading an Essay
- Understanding difficult/confusing Reading
- Proper grammar/format for Writing or Speaking
- Preparing an in-class Speech or Presentation
- Learning how to use Microsoft Word or PowerPoint
- Being better prepared for class
...I CAN HELP!
I can offer simple, down-to-earth advice (thankfully without overly harsh criticism or insults to your character) in terms that are easy to understand, and am willing to break down the tasks of reading and writing into their step-by-step process. I have a vast amount of experience in writing and grading essays, checking for understanding in reading, and giving students helpful tips to better prepare them for future writing/reading assignments, as well as being prepared for class.
My students in the past have said that they "enjoy the way that I go through reading one part at a time, and then explain it so it makes sense" and "break down writing step-by-step". I will not "talk over your head" or try to make myself seem smarter than I really am; I will be patient and attentive to detail, doing my best to help you succeed with as little help as possible, so that you realize that you ARE capable of success!
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