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As a teacher, I have worked with several students with ADD/ADHD. I have strategies that help these students stay focused. In college, I took classes that included information about ADD/ADHD.
Aspergers is often a disability that can cause English to be a challenge. People with Aspergers tend to struggle with communication and language development. I have a B.S. in English Education; therefore I know strategies that can make English and communication skills easier. I also have classroom experience working with students with Aspergers.
When getting my degree, I studied autism and strategies to use when working with students with autism. I have also worked with students with autism. While autism can be a challenging disorder, a person can still learn, grow, and succeed. I can help give the structure and organization necessary to help a student with autism thrive and work on communication skills.
I have a B.S. degree in English education. I am knowledgeable on all aspects of English: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. I also know how to share that knowledge with others in an accessible way.
Yes, I am one of those grammar nerds. I'm not obnoxious about it, but I love grammar. When teaching, I was considered "the resident grammar expert" of the English department.
Due to my degree in English Education, teaching English classes, and personal reading habit, I know quite a bit about literature. In order to get my teaching license, I had to take the Praxis English exam that tests my knowledge of literature. I passed and received an award of excellence for my score.
My strong grammar, vocabulary, and spelling skills make me an excellent proofreader. I have quite a bit of experience proofreading papers due to the stacks and stacks of essays I have graded.
English involves reading, writing, listening, and speaking. In college, I took public speaking courses and the ability to teach speaking is built into my degree. As a teacher, my students were required to give speeches and we frequently worked to improve those skills. I have a B.S. in English education.
Reading is a skill that consists of decoding words, but also of comprehending the text and making meaning. Strategies will improve reading comprehension and retention. A person can't study if they don't know what to do with the text, but I can help.
Through my B.S. in English education, I learned and was required to give speeches. I have taught multiple speech units as a secondary teacher. I can help you with organizing and writing a speech, but also speaking skills for when delivering the speech.
I have strategies to understand and improve spelling. Also, I know all kinds of fun ways to practice spelling words!
I am a qualified tutor of study skills through both personal practice and teaching others. My success in college (3.9 GPA) is due to my good study habits. I have worked with students on how to organize their work and also how to study properly.
As an avid reader, I naturally have a decent vocabulary. I have a good understanding of roots and affixes and how words get their meaning. I can also teach dictionary skills and how to determine vocabulary through context clues.
I love to write and read the works of others. I know the different styles and structures of writing and can explain them clearly. An essay that I wrote has been published.