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.
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