I have a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy
with a minor in English
and a Master's in Education. My teaching experience includes four years on the grammar
school level, three years on the high school level (including Senior English) and ten years of adult education. In addition, I've been a WyzAnt tutor of English and speech
since August of 2010. During that time I've had students from early grade school
to high school and college. I've also tutored businessmen, ESL
and special-needs students. I have always thoroughly enjoyed imparting knowledge, especially to the struggling student. Teaching English has been most satisfying because I am convinced that a solid command of the language
is what most successful people have in common, no matter what their field of study or expertise. Success in English leads to success in life!
I take genuine delight in passing on my solid foundation in English to a generation being bombarded by grammatical and spelling
errors and inappropriate punctuation, while at the same time finding itself trapped in the abbreviations of cyber communications. Those who are new to the English language present an even bigger challenge---one which I heartily embrace. Whether it is reading
or public speaking
, my enthusiastic tutoring approach involves thoroughness and patience mixed with my sincere desire to instill a deep appreciation of the power of the English language. I challenge my students to raise their expectations, knowing full well that higher self-esteem, confidence and opportunity await them. I believe in my students and teach them believe in themselves.
English is fast becoming the world's language. My goal is to put the students of English in the driver's seat, where this ever-expanding language can steer them anywhere in the world...a world that welcomes the articulate and eloquent expression of their ideas and enthusiasm.
4 hours notice required
Travels within 10 miles of Alexandria, VA 22314