With what the Germans call Sprachgefuehl (feel for language), I have an intuitive grasp of the grammar and structure of English. I can tell if something doesn't sound right when I am listening to the English language. Like a musician with music, I hear all the mistakes. When I am writing, the grammar and spelling come easily, and, as with spoken English, I quickly spot printed mistakes. I am quite a good proofreader. I am not an expert in English lit, but I am very good at grammar and spelling.
Having earned a master's degree in theology, primarily New Testament, I have kept up my Greek studies in the years since graduation. My library contains Greek grammars and lexicons and several other reference works on the study of New Testament Greek, including word studies and commentaries on the Greek text of New Testament books. I do not know classical or modern Greek, but I could give a student the basics of New Testament Greek.
I love words, and etymology, the study of the origin and development of words, is one of my favorite pursuits. Since a large percentage of English words comes from Greek, my knowledge of Greek often helps me with an English word that is new to me. I am probably a "word nerd." My wife says, "Amen." But she still thinks I am nice to have around.
I have not had experience tutoring, but I know these subjects well and would have no trouble developing a sound approach based on the needs of each individual student. Not all students are "cookie cutter, the same," and neither would my approach be.
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