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Are Document Based Questions about American History giving you trouble? This is one of my favorite subjects and one in which I have received high scores when tested. I loved American History so much I even studied American Environmental History! I can certainly make it an interesting topic for you to learn for your next exam. I'm also equipped with an American History College Board study manual with practice tests and plenty of great study tips to prepare you for an AP or university history course.
As a native English speaking resident, I have been employed as a university writing center tutor with UCF. I've also privately tutored English and writing since 2012. The best way to learn a new subject is by writing essays. I have a wide variety of experience privately tutoring high school and college students. The students I've worked with have all achieved high scores on English writing assignments. I work with native and non-native English speaking students.
My experience includes volunteer work as a conversation partner with adult and college students at the Multilingual, Multicultural Center at the UCF main campus in Orlando. I have also provided writing tutoring for college students from the continent of Asia, the Mediterranean region, Europe, South America, the West Indies, and several of the Caribbean Islands. Some of the countries students originated from include: Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, Kazakhstan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, India, Germany, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Venezuela. Additionally, my second language is German, and my personal travels have taken me throughout the United States, England, Holland, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. I thoroughly enjoy conversations and tutoring sessions with students of all nationalities. As a native English speaker and writer, I can assist in increasing vocabulary, learning basic English grammar and providing engaging discussions and lessons. My education includes a writing consulting theory and practice course with a lab in which I studied ESL/ESOL tutoring, also gaining valuable experience tutoring in the UCF Center for Writing Excellence. I love tutoring English and use collaborative learning methods for improving one's conversation and writing skills. Learning English can be fun!
My experience includes teaching junior legal secretaries to proofread legal documents, tutoring UCF students in proofreading techniques, and working with ESL students learning to proofread English research papers.
Additionally, my trained proofreading eyes will catch any and all typographical errors, misspellings, and missing punctuation! Professional experience includes proofreading financial statements while employed by KPMG, proofreading legal documents while employed as a legal assistant, as well as, proofreading engineering equations in government proposals. No legal document, manuscript, or research paper is too complicated or lengthy for me. Supervising two word processing departments and managing over 400 litigation cases, I worked full-time more than 6 years proofing professional documents.
I was trained by tax attorneys and accountants to create, proofread, and consistently publish perfect documents for national corporate clientele. I am certified to tutor in proofreading.
I currently serve as an officer and member of a local Toastmasters Club. The purpose of the club is to increase public speaking confidence and skills. My experience in public speaking includes original academic presentations on topics such as careers in science education, pregnancy and the right to life, lifespans in developmental psychology, and environmental science topics. I've led several group presentations with topics in computer security, ethics, computer science, and environmental crisis. Additionally, I have experience in business doing research, preparing and presenting on topics in real estate and mortgage foreclosure processing. Public speaking is a form of communication with particular elements focused on a target audience. I can assist with all aspects of preparing for a speech. As a professional writing consultant, I can provide valuable feedback during the speech writing process, review presentation slides, and help you improve your communication skills. Students I have worked with received A's on presentations.
My experience as an English writing tutor in a university writing center got me started. Now, I work part-time as a private tutor. Becoming a good writer is a process. Each writing assignment is one lesson in preparation for taking the SAT writing portion of the test. Practicing proper grammar and punctuation is a necessary part of the learning process. I provide structured and collaborative writing exercises that will improve any student's writing skills, at any stage of the writing process.
With a 4.0 GPA in speech and all communications courses, giving presentations is one of my favorite things to do. If you are looking for a speech coach, I can provide the assistance you need to take your speech skills to the next level. My experience includes writing and preparing PowerPoint presentations, leading group presentations and researching topics for speech projects.
There are many aspects to writing essays and research papers. I am knowledgeable, and willing to assist you in improving your writing skills. I have experience with MLA, APA and Chicago style citations. I meet with my clients, coaching for academic reasons or to assist with professional document review prior to publication. I will help the writer improve what has been written at any stage of the writing process.
My proofreading skills are well developed and can be of great benefit to any writer. I worked for several years for attorneys practicing in the areas of real property and tax. Perfect documents are required by transactional lawyers. I also spent 4 years working with a real estate developer and trained junior legal secretaries to assist in processing hundreds of mortgage foreclosures.