Hi, I'm Dawn, an English teacher, SAT/ACT tutor, and guidance counselor who has over 20 years of experience teaching English and and 8 years of experience doing college counseling and test prep. I have a B.A. in English education, an M.A. in English, and an M.Ed. in School Counseling.
Some things you should know about me...
--I love learning. I love students. I love helping students succeed.
--I'm enthusiastic, creative, and hardworking. Tutoring with me will NOT be boring!
--I'm encouraging, patient and kind, and I respect every student as a special, unique person.
--I can help students in several different areas related to English and language arts:
Reading and vocabulary skills - learn how to figure out the meaning words in context, how to find the meaning of a word you don't know by thinking of a similar word you already know, and how to guess what will happen next in a story or essay.
Grammar skills - Believe it or not, grammar can be fun and it's not as hard as you think!
Writing skills - I have taught hundreds of students how to write with confidence, clarity, and creativity. There's no such thing as an inherently "good writer" or "bad writer." Writing is a skill you can learn through instruction and practice--just like learning how to ride a bicycle or drive a car!
--I also help students prepare for the ACT English test, the SAT critical reading section, and the SAT writing section by showing you how to "brush up" on your English skills and learn effective test-taking strategies. You and I will practice with real test questions and I'll help you step-by-step to a great score on the SAT or ACT!
--I have also been a secondary guidance counselor for 8 years, specializing in all aspects of college counseling:
How to choose a college
How to be accepted to the college or colleges of your choice
How to figure out which major and career are right for you
How to fill out college applications so they make you look good
How to write an outstanding college essay
How to find and get scholarships and other financial aid
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