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Alison L.

Experienced English Teacher

San Jose, CA (95126)

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Alison's Tutoring Subjects

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English:
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Reading
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
Writing more »
Elementary Education:
Reading
Homeschool:
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Reading
SAT Reading
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Test Preparation:
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CBEST

I took and passed the CBEST on 12/6/03 in the process of getting my teaching credential. I received a scaled score of 79/80 in the reading section, 70/80 in the math section, and 75/80 in the writing section, for a combined scaled score of 224/240.

English

I have a BA with Honors in English Literature from UC Santa Cruz, as well as a CA teaching credential in English, and a Master's in Education. I have taught high school English, primarily 10th and 11th grade, for the past seven years.

Literature

Good literature is one of my primary passions in life. I have been a voracious reader all my life, continuing to this day. I have a BA with Honors in English Literature from UC Santa Cruz, where I fell in love particularly with Faulkner, Twain, and Tolstoy. I have taught high school English, primarily 10th and 11th grade (world literature and American literature), for the past seven years. In particular, I have a strong background in American literature, especially African American literature.

Proofreading

I have a BA with Honors in English Literature from UC Santa Cruz, as well as a CA teaching credential in English, and a Master's in Education. I have taught high school English, primarily 10th and 11th grade, for the past seven years, and proofreading student writing is a major function of my job. In addition, I have experience proofreading adult writing, having edited a colleague's novel, as well as having worked with college-age students on their writing.

Writing

I have a BA with Honors in English Literature from UC Santa Cruz, as well as a CA teaching credential in English, and a Master's in Education. As a student, I never received anything less than an A- on an essay, throughout both high school and college. I have taught high school English, primarily 10th and 11th grade, for the past seven years. One of my primary objectives is teaching good writing skills, and I have created and collected a wide variety of materials to help in that endeavor.

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