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Lisa S.

Emory University PhD for English, Writing, and ESL tutoring

Denver, CO (80209)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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I have been teaching and tutoring for over fifteen years. Before moving to Denver, I was an adjunct faculty member at Roosevelt University in Literature. Prior to teaching at Roosevelt, I was a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a Brittain Fellow I taught first-year composition courses to an interdisciplinary body of students for two and a half years. I was nominated for a Freshman Teacher of the Year Award and I received the Thank A Teacher Award, honors which I view as testaments to the creativity and dedication I bring to my teaching and the efficacy of my pedagogical approach. While I was pursuing my PhD at Emory I was a graduate fellow in the writing center and helped undergraduate and graduate students with everything from dissertations to graduate school application essays. I am fortunate to have taught in a variety of settings and to have worked with a broad range of students. From teaching English as a second language in Chile, New York and Colorado, to teaching literature and composition at Emory, Georgia Tech and Roosevelt, I have always given students individualized attention and met the needs of each student. I am confident that my experience and dedication will enable me to tutor you effectively.

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Lisa’s subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading

College Counseling

I currently teach literature at Roosevelt University. Having spent the past 15 years in higher education, I am a great resource for students as they apply to undergraduate and graduate programs. I helped countless students with their applications to graduate school while I was working as a Dean's Fellow at Emory University. Additionally, I have helped numerous students with the writing supplement for their undergraduate applications.

ESL/ESOL

I was certified to teach ESL at New World Teachers in San Francisco, CA. After receiving certification, I moved to Santiago, Chile, where I taught ESL at Lecta, a private institute. When I returned to the US I taught ESL for three years at Rennert Bilingual in New York City. I began tutoring ESL students in Atlanta while I was pursuing my PhD in English at Emory University.

Literature

I have a PhD in English and have taught literature at the college level for more than five years. While I was a graduate student, I tutored high school students for their English exams and class meetings. I love discussing literature and have been effective at helping students become better at analyzing complex texts.

TOEFL

In addition to teaching general ESL courses at Rennert Bilingual in New York City, I also taught the TOEFL course in the afternoons. I can help you prepare for your exam or help you to just become a more proficient and confident English speaker.

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Education

University of Colorado (English)

New York University (Master's)

Emory University (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lisa will travel within 15 miles of Denver, CO 80209.

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