Looking for rapid progress in reading
? As a creative English
teacher, seasoned as a professional writer and editor
and by more than 10 years of classroom and tutoring experience, I draw from a sizable toolbox of techniques to accelerate advancement. These include speed reading, journals, projects, games, and the arts. I go above and beyond to achieve results and have a knack for designing work that fits students' needs, taps their interests, and fuels enthusiasm for learning.
My students discover the fun of thinking on paper, making sense of readings by exploring their own questions, observations, and responses. As readers, they learn to see the big picture and get the facts straight while deepening their appreciation of literary elements and figurative devices. As writers, they gain focus, depth, coherence, and power, turning vague, rambling verbiage into precise, concise constructions demonstrating clear points with telling examples, key details, and energetic verbs. My students improve in grammar
, usage, punctuation, and spelling
by creating style sheets indicating major errors to correct. They expand their vocabulary
by learning the building blocks of words, examining context clues, creating flash
cards, compiling dictionaries, acting out new terms, and playing word games. English can be baffling because it is a hybrid with diverse roots and conflicting rules of spelling and pronunciation. As a wordsmith, I delight in helping students crack the code and gain mastery of this language
of more than a million words.
Get expert help crafting reports, essays, research papers, any writing assignment. I tailor lessons to individual needs, including help with elementary math
, statewide tests, and interdisciplinary studies. As a history
buff with a BA in the subject, I offer knowledgeable guidance in social studies
. My students range from kindergarteners to adults and include ESL