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I'm a retired English teacher who can help you with its quirky ways. I had a wonderful education at Grinnell College, one of the best small liberal arts schools in the U.S. At Grinnell I learned that learning is lifelong, so I've been at it ever since, reading, working and teaching.
Friends' kids tell me I'm a good teacher, as do my ESL students. ESL students range from pre-literate to foreign university students studying in the U.S. and professionals preparing for the TOEFL exam. I pay attention to how each personally needs to be taught. I think most learning is best retained when it answers a student's own questions, so it's my job to help a student see the questions and discover the answers.
I recently tutored two sisters in third and fourth grades who were new to the United States and to English, working with them until they were both doing Advanced Placement work. I enjoy working with children and always try to keep the student interested. I'm easy-going, patient and like to laugh with my student.
I majored in Philosophy with a minor in English at college and remain an avid reader today. I have an excellent grasp of English grammar and an appreciation of the energy and richness of the English language. I've taught basic and advanced ESL students and seen them through their TOEFL English Proficiency examination. I've also taught GED classes and seen my students pass their GED exams. I enjoy teaching and plan lessons to make them both relevant and interesting to students.
I have taught ESL to adults and young children for 12 years. I like to use 50's music to teach grammar, pronunciation and spelling. Idioms are important for ESL students and appear frequently in American music.
I've taught GED and Pre-GED for North Harris College and have been successful in that my students passed the GED tests.
Yes, I'm a grammarian. I love grammar. It's the code that makes sentences comprehensible and communication between people easier.
Proofreading is an art form that develops with writing. It's difficult to proof one's own written work, but give me somebody's else's writing and I'll find even the little errors. For example, on the FAQ page for Wyzant, the word 'encourage' is incorrectly spelled on both the Testing and the Written Request pages in the section Do I have to complete......
I've successfully tutored professionals from other countries who are taking the TOEFL test for their U.S. certifications.
Great tutor! — She is full of knowledge, patient and awesome teacher! I couldn't find a better person to guide me for my test. I improve the areas I need. She is great! ...
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