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Joanne W.

Professional Educator and Writer: Focus on Words and Ideas

Berlin, NY (12022)

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Joanne's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Corporate Training:
Business
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Microsoft Word
Proofreading
Public Speaking more »
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SSAT
Homeschool:
English
ESL/ESOL
Reading
SAT Reading
Writing
Business:
Business
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Public Speaking more »
Art:
Theatre more »
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Reading
Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
English:
English
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Literature
Proofreading
Public Speaking more »
Reading
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
Vocabulary
Writing

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Public Speaking

My stage training, public speaking experience, and writing skills make me uniquely qualified to help people who want to improve their ability to communicate well with an audience, whether that audience consists of a few individuals in a conference room or fills an auditorium. I address both content and delivery--what to say and how to say it. I also emphasize an often-neglectd aspect of public speaking, active listening, and how to respond to audience feedback.

Theatre

I majored in Drama as an undergraduate at Yale, but there was no official Drama major, so I took all of my theatre classes in the world famed graduate Yale Drama School. This gave me an opportunity to work in the Yale Repertory Theatre as a bursary student and I made it a point to hang around and learn as much as I could. During the summer after graduation I ran a theatre arts program for underprivileged children aged five through eighteen. Although my career shifted away from the theatre, I maintained an interest and remained involved in the theatrical world to the extent possible. I performed in community theatre, directed my church's Christmas pageants, and was a member of "The Gathering," a group of women writers who performed their own work under the direction of Olympia Dukakis. Most recently I was music director for a production of "Beauty and the Beast" at the school where I was teaching. In 2009 I earned a high score on the Praxis exam for certification as a teacher of Theatre in New Jersey. I have also coached students who were preparing monologues for professional and college auditions.

As an English teacher, I have developed great strengths in the interpretation of dramatic literature, and that is a major focus in my work with Drama students. We work toward understanding the playwright's intent and the meaning of his or her words before attempting any performance. Only when an actor understands the text can the character truly come to life.

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