So happy you're interested in my profile!
First, I love, love, love teaching and tutoring; as a matter of fact, I've been pretty lucky because I've taught students as young as 4 and as old as 80! I've also had the pleasure of teaching in public schools, private schools charter schools, and universities.
As a public school teacher, I've taught and tutored language skills (writing, listening, speaking, grammar) to English as a Second Language students from over 50 different countries, and assisted their mothers, fathers, aunts and uncles at the community college level. In addition, as a resource and inclusion teacher for special needs students, I've focused on language arts, writing and social studies skills. Beyond that, I've taught writing to students working on their bachelor's master's and doctorate degrees.
When it comes to tutoring, I love to laugh and have fun while working, so whenever appropriate, I try to implement music, drama, poetry and lots of humorous examples; but the main thing I care about is that I make a strong connection with students in a way that engages their individual talents, learning styles and learning preferences. Also, I believe that students, no matter what age, should anticipate, rather than dread the tutoring experience. That said, I think you'll find that my 20+ years of teaching/tutoring experience enhances my ability to approach students with patience, compassion, skill, authenticity, and reliability.
Look forward to working with you!
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