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I am passionate about helping students succeed in reaching their academic goals and, ultimately, their professional goals. I have been an educator my entire career—as a teacher, tutor, teacher-trainer and as founder and director of a university School of Journalism on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and a School of Government & International Studies in Switzerland.
I have a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Oxford Seminars. I have taught conversational English to high school exchange students, international university students, wives of Ph.D. students, and working professionals who have been transferred to the US. In addition, I tutor in GRE (Graduate Record Exam) test preparation and in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), helping students strengthen their skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing. Presently I am teaching adults, high school students and children.
The subjects I teach are ESL/ESOL, TOEFL, SAT and GRE test preparation, reading, writing, journalism, history, government and international studies. I also do editing and proofreading for individuals, organizations and corporations.
My students, who have come from 35 nations, feel very comfortable with me. They know I take a sincere interest in them and am committed to help them excel beyond their expectations. They comment that they appreciate the high standards I set for myself and for them. I love to see students’ faces light up as they learn new concepts, master practical skills and gain new-found confidence.
My academic background is a B.A. degree in Religious Education, a Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, and coursework toward a Ph.D. in Education and Intercultural Studies. I have studied five languages, including French at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. I enjoy working with students and professionals of all age levels and nationalities.
I am committed to excellence in facilitating students’ love of learning and pursuit of their academic and professional goals. I believe that’s what teaching is all about.
Taylor University, Oral Roberts University
Northwestern University - Medill School of Journalism (Master's)
Trinity International University (Graduate Coursework)
Awesome Teacher — Alison is an excellent resource for SAT. She's kind, caring and best of all is truly interested in my success. She makes me works hard and her feedback is very helpful. She deserves 5+ stars! ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00
Cancellation: 8 hours notice required
Alison will travel within 25 miles of Huntersville, NC 28078.
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