In 2011, I was the Assistant Editor of my college newspaper and we won the highest award in North America for best college paper. Yes, we even beat Canada.
I won 14 statewide awards and 1 national award by the end of my 3 year stint with The Et Cetera. But I didn't just waltz into the newsroom one day with a pen behind my ear and get blindsided with a love of English--it was in me all along.
No one taught me how to read, yet, at three, I was on my baby-sitter's lap reading the King James Version of the Bible. At 5, I was identified as gifted in English, and at 21, I was identified as having ADD.
As a woman motivated and driven by creativity, I've learned to cultivate this into methods that help me focus and perceiver through difficult tasks. I'm also medicated which definitely helps.
This skill is what I bring to you. Yes, a passion for the language is great. However, what's most important is that I know how it feels to struggle and fail. Through this, I discovered how to rise above my "deficiencies" and be successful in all facets of my life.
My duty as a tutor is to first understand what you or your child's gift is and to, then, construct each lesson to let that gift guide your progression or your student's progression in a practical way.
This promotes greater self-confidence, heightened retention of information and less disdain for the subject which allows further retention and understanding.
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