Nine years of volunteer work in adult literacy and ESL programs, as well as obtaining my B.A. in English Literature, have prepared me to help those with reading, writing, and English language difficulties. I have enjoyed the mutual learning experience in teaching; students have taught me to listen and to understand their challenges, whether it be only a few years of formal education, a learning difficulty, or simply a fear of failure. I will be insistent that my students work with me, but I try to be neither demanding nor intimidating. They are about to embark on a grand adventure and do not need added obstacles. The thrills and smiles in the realization that one has mastered the highways and byways of a language are endless.
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