I truly enjoy inspiring people to love learning! I engage students in their studies in creative ways to connect with their interests. I get to know my learners in order to bridge any gaps that they may have experienced. I work collaboratively with parents, students and their educators to ensure that all requirements are fulfilled. I act as a coach, as well as a cheerleader to encourage my students to strive for their personal best, and help them to experience the joy of learning!
As a graduate of Syracuse University's Master of Science Program, I had the privilege of working as a Teaching Associate for 3 years; teaching Presentational and Public Speaking while completing my degree. I taught as a college instructor of English and tutored students privately or in small groups in the Writing Lab at Bryant and Stratton College. It was an extremely rewarding position, as I worked with Continuing Education adult learners, many of whom had dropped out of school, or had been out of school for years. In addition, I taught as a Secondary English Teacher, and tutored students before and after school for 7 years. I also earned my New York State Teaching Certificate for Secondary English, and I have tutored privately for adults and teens.
Prior to teaching, I participated in the New York State Mentoring Program for at-risk students for 5 years, tutoring, coaching, and providing a positive role model for these children from elementary to middle school. Later, I volunteered as an English Conversationalist for Chinese students while at Syracuse University. I have also conducted workshops in the Syracuse area.
In total, I have tutored, taught and mentored people in Central New York for 20 years, and would be thrilled to help you too!
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