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Tasha S.

All Things English! ESL, Reading, and Writing Tutoring and Editing

Chicago, IL (60618)

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Hello! I am currently a graduate student at DePaul University, where I am studying teaching literacy and composition, in addition to earning my TESOL certificate. In 2009, I received my B.S. in Technical Communication from University of Wisconsin-Stout with a minor in Journalism.

I have tutored undergraduate and graduate college students for the last six years. I also have six years of experience teaching ESL adolescents and adults. My teaching methods are collaborative and I work hard to engage the student in the learning process. The student's learning goals are always the focus of any lessons.

I have worked and volunteered at digital start-ups, non-profit organizations, community centers, and secondary and post-secondary classrooms. At these locations I have taught and performed English pronunciation, grammar and mechanics, composition, editing, revision, reading, analysis, brainstorming, and creative and business writing.

I have also written, edited, and published web publications, literary and academic journals, business documentation, newspaper articles, cultural reviews, theses and dissertations, and job hunting materials.

I hope in someway I can help you with your English, literacy, and ESL goals. I am available for both in-person and online tutoring. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, I hope to hear from you soon!

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Adobe Photoshop

I worked for a photographer for 5 years in which I was the second shooter and principal photo editor and graphic designer.

I can manipulate images, import graphics, stitch together panoramas, restore photos, and edit photos for light, contrast, color, etc.

I have a great amount of experience using brushes and filters and using these tools to generate graphics and other materials.

English

I have an undergraduate degree in technical communication and a minor in journalism. I was a professional technical writer for three years and am currently enrolled in graduate school where I am studying teaching writing and the TESOL under the MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse at DePaul university. Throughout my education I have taken courses in pedagogical grammar, American literature, creative, professional, and critical writing, and teaching writing, among other courses within the English discipline. I have tutored young adults and adults for over six years in English, writing, reading, and grammar, in addition to ESL. I have also won numerous words for my poetry and creative fiction and have had poems, short stories, and music reviews published.

ESL/ESOL

I have a graduate certificate in TESOL. I have worked with ESL students on reading, writing, studying, and accent reduction for the last seven years at the DePaul and UW-Stout writing centers, the South East Asia Center,Instituto del Progreso Latino, Heartland Alliance, and my own private clients.

Grammar

I have taken extensive grammar courses throughout my post-secondary, including but not limited to Pedagogical Grammar, Professional Editing Practices and Processes, Structure of English, and Teaching Writing. I am well versed in the Bedford and Hacker handbooks and APA, MLA, and Chicago styles. I also have numerous resources at my disposal including The Bedford Handbook, Diana Hacker's Rules for Writers, Elements of Style, Writing Intensive, and the Chicago, APA, MLA, and AP manuals.

Literature

I took numerous literature courses in my undergrad, including Modern American Literature and Environmental Literature. My background in creative writing and rhetoric allows me to apply cultural rhetorical theory to literature studies, as well as analyze literature through the lenses of character construction, genre theory, and critical analysis.

Microsoft Word

I've worked and tutored in MS Word for the last 7+ years. I've tutored students and business professionals on document design, business writing, editing, and using and creating templates. I've also used the program myself to create manuals, memos, academic papers, and marketing materials for a number of companies and universities.

Proofreading

I am currently a freelance proofreader and editor for multiple projects, as well as the editor for my university's WRD newsletters and the Assistant Editor at the Journal of Second Language Writing. I have taken undergraduate and graduate courses on the theory and instruction of English, in addition to professional writing and pedagogical grammar.

Reading

I am currently taking courses in ESL and NES literacy. I tutored undergraduates in reading and writing for five years, and I have over six years of experience tutoring NES and ESL adults in English literacy.

Soccer

I played soccer from the time I was in 2nd grade until I was a senior in high school. I was one of two freshmen to make the varsity time in high school and lettered all four years. I started as right offensive wing and held the position all four years. I was also the captain of my traveling team for two seasons. My senior year I was all-conference and MVP. I was recruited to play college soccer, but did not play due to an injury. I coached a traveling girls team for two seasons.

Vocabulary

I've worked with ESL student for the last six years. My clients have had great success in conversation practice, vocabulary building, and writing skills. I try to teach vocabulary by connecting your interests and hobbies to the lessons. This way you learn the most important words for your daily life!

Writing

I am currently a graduate student in my university's MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse program, which emphasizes both teaching and professional writing. I have an undergraduate degree in technical communication and journalism from UW-Stout where I graduated cum laude. I was a professional technical writer for three years and I have tutored reading and writing for the past six years. I have also published poems, short stories, and music reviews in academic journals and professional blogs.

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Education

University of Wisconsin, Stout (Tech Comm)

DePaul University, Chicago, IL (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tasha will travel within 25 miles of Chicago, IL 60618.

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