The real history of America is so much more than Plymouth Rock, Valley Forge, and the Alamo. The people and events that made us who we are are multifaceted and deeply interesting.
Knowledge and understanding of our country's history is vital for adults who want to have a well-rounded understanding of how we have become who we are. This is true whether the need is business-related, in advanced academics, or for personal satisfaction. Understanding the past helps us understand the present.
During my 40 years of teaching and writing about American history, I've also been to many of the places where history actually happened. Learning about our history can be enjoyable and interesting. I'd like to help you experience it that way.
I have been an English teacher, tutor, and trainer for over 30 years. My many years as a professional writer also give me a solid understanding of how English is used in a variety of situations.
I now work primarily with adults who want to improve their use of English in business, social situations, and advanced academics.
The specific approach taken in your tutoring will depend on whether you want to improve your written English, spoken English, or both.
I can provide the kind of help you need based on your current language abilities, your individual needs, and your language goals.
I work primarily with adults for whom English isn't their first language. My recent clients have included people whose native language is Indian English, Hindi, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Israeli, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic.
How we approach your tutoring will depend on whether you wants to improve your written or spoken English or both. The methods we will use have been tested and refined so we can address your individual need and reach your personal goal.
My 30 years as a professional writer and 40 years as an educator, trainer, and coach make it possible for me to help adults who need to improve their writing skills for business, social, or academic purposes. I have, over the years, been a high school and college-level teacher and coach in public speaking, linguistics, and acting.
An understanding of the history of Europe is necessary for having a better understanding of current events in the world today as well as having a well-rounded and complete education. I work with adults who wish to know history either for personal, professional, or academic reasons.
I have taught and written about history for over 30 years. I believe learning history should be interesting and enjoyable, and I strive to make it both.
To support my academic background, I have visited and studied many of the important places where history has been made.
I focus on tutoring adults who need to improve their grammar, written or spoken, for either business, social, or academic purposes.
Grammar is often more an art than a science. Understanding and using grammar well depends on both learning the "rules" of grammar and knowing when and why to apply a particular rule.
Grammar changes with the times and with when someone is writing and whom he or she is writing for. It's often more important, to use grammar well, to understand what form of grammar is appropriate than it is to just memorize a rule.
Literature isn't just words. It's a the sum total of what people have thought and felt about themselves and their times. It's a way for us to look into how people live and how they felt about the events in the world and in their own lives.
I work primarily with adults in either business, social, or academic situations who need to improve their knowledge of literature.
Understanding and enjoying literature depends on more than just reading words. It also depends on help in understanding the life and times of the writer and characters. How did they fit into their world, and what do they have to say to ours?
I have, over the years, been a high school and college-level teacher and coach in public speaking, linguistics, and acting. I have also coached business people in preparing and delivering live and televised speeches.
As a professional speaker and actor, I have prepared and delivered numerous speeches on a wide variety of subjects for myself as well as writing speeches for business people including corporate executives.
I work primarily with adults who need to improve their oral presentation abilities in business, social, and academic situations.
Improved reading comprehension is based on three sets of strategies, which I have applied successfully with both individuals whose first language in English and those for whom English is a second or third language.
I work primarily with adults who need to improve their reading comprehension for professional, personal, social, or academic reasons.
Most importantly, though, is that each of these strategies be adjusted and personalized to fit the needs and abilities of each individual.
I have done extensive reading in the great religions of the world from theological, social, historical, and economic points of view.
I understand the basic tenets of each and have come to recognize a great many more fundamental similarities than differences.
I work primarily with adults who want to develop a better understanding of their own or other religions. I do this with respect for and appreciation of all religions without any preference for one belief-system over another.
In today's world, a knowledge and understanding of history is vital for understanding the causes and possible consequences of events. It's also basic to a well-rounded and complete education.
I work with adults who have a need to know world history either for personal, professional, or academic reasons. My goal is to educate but to do so in a way that the subject is both pertinent and interesting.
In over 30 years of teaching and writing about history, I have not just read books. I've actually visited many of the most important places where history has been made. I'd like to share what I've discovered.
My 30 years as a professional writer and 40 years as an educator, trainer, and coach make it possible for me to help adults who need to improve their writing skills for business, social, or academic purposes.
Writing, like any other skill, calls for basic knowledge and consistent practice, but just as importantly, it calls for understanding and individualized coaching support. My combined experiences have given me the methods and skills to do that.