I hold a PhD in languages and literature from UT, Austin. I have taught for over twenty years at both the college and community college levels. I am also K-12 certified and have taught high school. I have tutored students in ACT, SAT, GRE, and TOEFL prep. Many of my students have been accepted to colleges and graduate programs of their choice. I know the techniques and strategies to help students succeed at standardized testing!
I hold a PhD in Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. I have successfully tutored and taught students from all over the world in ACT, SAT, TOEFL, and GRE preparation. Many of my former students have entered law and graduate or other professional schools after achieving high entrance scores in reading, writing, and general knowledge on standardized exams. In addition to my degrees and tutoring experience, I taught at UT, Austin for over ten years and was the chair of an ESL program for five years in which I led students from throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Arabic countries to successfully complete English as a Second Language instruction. Many of these students went on to colleges, graduate, and professional schools in the United States.
Although I do not have a specific certification in college counseling, I have extensive experience in academia (PhD) and twelve years of teaching experience at the University of Texas at Austin. I have also helped countless students with college, graduate- and professional- school applications. In addition, I am a trained grant writer and recipient of a coveted dissertation fellowship through UT, Austin. I feel that this experience well qualifies me for helping people with the application process for university and graduate studies.
I have over twenty years of language-teaching experience including five years of experience teaching ESL at the college level. I also ran an ESL program for several years. I have successfully tutored TOEFL for over ten years to students from throughout Asia and Latin America. I hold a PhD in literature and am myself a published writer. I love teaching writing and welcome new English students.
I have taught and tutored ESL/ESOL for over fifteen years to students from all over the world, including China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil, and many other parts of Central and South America. I was the chair of a large, successful ESL program at a community college for five years, and I speak several languages fluently myself. My approach is to get people speaking, reading, and writing English so that they can go on to school and jobs. I love helping people prepare for the TOEFL as well and have successfully guided several students through that exam and into four-year colleges like CSU, UNC, and others.
I have written a successful dissertation discussing comparative movements in world literatures as a part of my PhD in languages and literature from the University of Texas at Austin. I am a published academic writer myself and have extensive teaching experience in both Western literatures and languages. In addition to my academic work, I have taught at the University of Texas and chaired an Intensive English Department at a community college. Currently, I tutor languages, writing, and standardized test preparation, including TOEFL, ACT, and SAT.
I hold a BA in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the University of New Mexico, where I specialized in American Government, American Foreign Policy and International Relations. I also hold an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. My major area of expertise in my Master's is Latin American Politics and American Policy in Latin America. I am fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.
I hold a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese from UT, Austin, where I taught both languages, along with Latin American literature and culture, for over twelve years. Several of my professional publications and translations are also in the area of Brazilain Studies.
As a scholar of world literatures, college instructor, ESL teacher, and tutor, I have taught reading and writing to students of many ages, from all walks of life. I specialize in test prep for ACT, SAT, and TOEFL Reading and English sections and also excel at tutoring writing and literary analysis. In addition, I enjoy editing all levels of writing, from high-school and college essays, to professional academic papers and dissertations. I love teaching reading and writing!
I hold a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in Latin American Literature. I taught at UT, Austin for over ten years, and have also taught languages, literature, and writing at the high-school level. I was the chair of an Intensive English Program at a community college for five years, where I taught grammar, writing, and editing. I love teaching writing above all things. I am a published writer myself and currently tutor many students from various age groups in writing and test prep. I also enjoy helping people prepare their college applications and letters. I am your one-stop tutor for all things writing related!
While completing my doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin, I taught all levels of Spanish grammar. After completion of the doctorate, I taught Latin American literature in both Portuguese and Spanish. I have lived and worked in South America and am additionally certified to teach K-12 Spanish. I have also tutored Spanish at CSU for a number of years. I am fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese and have taught both languages extensively.
After five years of chairing an ESL department at a community college and many more years spent teaching and tutoring TOEFL, I believe that I am well qualified to help students improve their score on this important English exam. Many of my former students have done great on TOEFL and gone on to study at US universities, graduate, and professional schools. I love tutoring TOEFL!
As a published academic writer with a doctorate in literature, I am a disciplined writer who loves to teach writing. I have taught writing to many college students, many of whom have ended up attending graduate, law, and other professional schools. I have twenty years of teaching experience to back up my claims, and I simply love teaching people how to write!