I have worked with children and adults in church, in creative settings such as theater and as a university professor. My background is in business, but my passion is writing. I graduated from the D.C. Public High Schools with a certificate in Journalism from a special program. I went on to get my degree in Psychology as an undergraduate.
As a full-time Academic Advisor, I counseled students at George Washington University on what classes to take and the easiest way to graduate. I also received a graduate degree in business while there.
I recently (May 2012) completed a graduate degree in Journalism. This has helped me to learn how to writer for the web. My grammar and English skills were already strong. I am the author of a book about a college senior who learns a lot about life as she helps a friend pledge her boyfriend's fraternity. It's called, "Until the Sun Comes Up: Cheryl's Song."
My approach to tutoring is to go at your pace and rely on your strengths. If you don't like writing like I do, that's good. Let's learn the rules so you can say what you have to say your way. It's important to me that your strengths show through in your work. I will begin immediately finding what you do best and learning what your teacher wants to see. That way you can shine and get the best grade.
I grew up in Washington, D.C. and have attended three of the area's colleges. I understand how students feel and the joy of completing an assignment well done. I believe everyone has a gift. Learning to study based on your particular interest is key. I would not ask a visual learner to just hear what I'm saying and understand. If you're a highly creative person, you may get bored just sitting and reading. You'll likely want to do. I learned to understand personality types while studying for my Psychology degree. Everyone is different and has potential.
I am a writer. I love words and phrases and excel in bringing out the writer within. I was fortunate to receive a strong grounding in grammar and style. I had English teachers who were fond of me, and I excelled in writing. A love of learning comes when the teacher learns to love the learner. I want students to do their best and enjoy small steps towards their success.
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