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I have been teaching college-level English and composition for the last two years. I have also taught adult continuing education courses in Creative Writing and French.
I graduated in May 2009 with an MFA in Children's Literature, creative writing from Hollins University. I also have a Bachelor's in English from Brigham Young University where I earned a 3.5 GPA.
I have long had a solid understanding of English grammar; friends have requested my help with their papers since I was in high school.
I also have studied French from high school through the university level, and I lived in France for a year and a half as a missionary in 1995 and 1996.
I've taken my skills onto the next level by teaching in a few settings. In addition to the above mentioned teaching experiences, I taught preschool and at the adjoined before/after school program, French to young missionaries, English to French speaking children and adults, and I have subbed in a K-12 school district. I have also volunteered as a tutor for Alexandria school students, helping with French, English, and elementary math.
I have also taught English as a Second Language to a group of Korean students for one summer.
I have been tutoring for WyZant since summer of 2009, and I have assisted adults and children, including French, ESL, middle school writing, and elementary math and reading.
I have taught Sunday School, Women's religious class, and children from the scriptures over several years. I have also studied the scriptures extensively through coursework in high school and college.
I have taught French to people of all ages, including children at a Montessori preschool, young college-aged students, and to adults in a workforce development class whose ages ranged from college-aged to retired. I have also provided one-on-one French tutoring. I enjoy teaching French and have found my students love my help. I lived in France from 1995-96, so this was a while ago, but I have performed very well in high school and college classes, getting mostly As.
Grammar is one of my strongest skills. I have been developing it since high school, many years ago, when my teacher and friends first noted my particular talent in this area. Now I'm teaching college-level English, including grammar lessons in almost every class period and finding improvement in many if not all of my students.
I have a BA in English, and in my studies I took several literature courses ranging from Old English to Contemporary, from poetry to short stories to novels. Later I earned an MFA in Children's Literature. I love literature of many genres and understand the different literary criticisms that are most commonly used in colleges and journals today.
Great tutor. — We really enjoyed our time with Heidi. I wish we would have found her sooner and had more time with her. Maybe I can talk her into coming to Europe with us!!!! Thanks so much Heidi! ...
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