I went back to college at age 49, because I love to learn. In 2006, I was hired as a peer tutor by the university, and that was when I learned how much I love to teach. Language has always been my 'thing,' and I began calling myself the Grammar Queen. My degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus on cultural studies and anthropology. I edited my professor's sample papers in my capstone class, and tutored my classmates in APA style. Before I discovered anthropology, I was a philosophy major, and before that, a Spanish major.
My strength lies in my ability to connect with my students, and help them to understand why, instead of just having them memorize rules. I have helped international students speak better English, proofed and edited college papers from freshman English to capstones to doctoral dissertations, and taught study skills to incoming freshmen so they can get through those boring textbooks. APA style is my expertise, and I am knowledgeable about MLA and Chicago Styles, as well. Even though I am not very fluent in French, I know some tricks to help you learn proper pronunciation and verb conjugation. I am fairly fluent in Spanish.
As you can see, I have had a lot of experience in many subjects. In my life, I have designed office space and sold office furniture, been a massage therapist, and worked as a customer service representative in a travel agency. History, language, and geography, along with cultural anthropology, are my particular loves.
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