I love working with the English language. Whatever your goal is for our time, I want to help you meet and exceed it. I'll show you strategies that will help you get more out of what you read. Tell me about your interest in music or art or math, and we’ll look for ways that that interest connects to language skills. I’ll explain why your professor chose MLA over APA or why that missing comma is so critical. We can swap stories about traveling. I’ll help you perfect your college admissions essay. I might just sing my preposition song for you. I have edited two self-published books, and I am the personal grammar expert for a friend in law school. I enjoy helping people meet their personal goals.
During three years of high school classroom experience, I've taught everything from grade 9 remedial reading to grade 12 college prep world literature. My Ohio teaching license is for Language Arts in grades 7-12, and Reading in grades K-12. I have experience tutoring a variety of students, including elementary-age kids, adults, and English language learners.
In undergrad, I was a creative writing major and I minored in music. In grad school, I kept a 4.0 GPA, and I scored a 198/200 on the required test for aspiring teachers: Praxis II: English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge. (Praxis the national standard test for receiving a teaching license for English. Ohio's passing score is 167/200, one of the toughest in the country.) I look forward to meeting you!
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