I have 44 years of experience teaching in prestigious private schools (42 at St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas). I teach kids; the subject matters less. My experience begins with 7th graders and goes on through senior year. My education took place in England, but I found my way to Texas and became an American citizen. I am currently retired and available 24/7.
I have had great success teaching Latin, and that is my first love. I have learned from my experience to listen to students and to respect their needs. I have also taught English language and literature with a special emphasis on writing.
My approach to essay writing is to teach analysis and outlining. Students need to become more self-confident; they just have to tap into their own ideas and learn how to become simple, clear, and cogent. Sentence structure and grammar form a part of those three concepts.
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