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Certified in ACT English with WyzAnt. Working knowledge of ACT English testing and format. Extensive background in English language, including grammar, writing, reading, comprehension, etc. Able to assist students in preparing for ACT English exam.
I am very skilled in writing and editing, whether it be for academic papers and essays, or professional and technical writing requirements. I place high value on correct English grammar usage and sentence structure, and have in-depth knowledge of the different parts of a sentence, e.g., nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, etc. I have a strong background in writing, including original authoring and writings of various materials, with emphasis on the proper use of English grammar, punctuation, clarity of writing, proper sentence structure, appropriate vocabulary and syntax usage, etc. I can also work with you on your comprehension of what you are reading in context and help you write meaningful reports and essays about what you have read. If you are having difficulty with Writing and English, I can help you.
I am certified as an Instructor in TESOL/ESL/ESOL.
I have worked in Information Technology and Engineering since 1979. I am very computer literate and have working knowledge of applications such as MS Office, including Word, Excel, Visio, etc. I have also taught public school and college students in how to use computers as beginners and have advanced them to the intermediate stage of computer experience. I have approximately 25 years of experience with computers (desktop and laptop) and office software applications. My background also includes installing new and upgraded versions of Windows.
I have a strong background in writing and editing, and usage of correct English grammar and sentence structure. I have in-depth understanding of sentence structure, including usages of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, pronouns, etc.
In proofreading, I review writings for grammatical errors, punctuation and spelling errors, and general flow of sentence structure. I also look for correct verb tense usage, correct usage of the parts of a sentence such as nouns, proper nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, pronouns, definite and indefinite articles, etc. I also proof for correct use of syntax. English is my native language. I have several years of experience as a technical writer and editor, and writing in general.
I have a professional background in Research Psychology, including experimental design and methodology, data collection and statistical analysis, and development of research reports. I have an additional background in Psychology in counseling and academic/career counseling. I have also taken doctoral level coursework in Social Psychology and Media Psychology.
I have a background in working with Reading Development and helping students reach their grade level in Reading in the primary and middle school grades.
I am certified in SAT Writing and have advanced skills in English writing, reading, grammar usage, vocabulary, etc. I can assist a student in developing grade level reading skills to improve comprehension of what they read and ability to answer questions on the material.
I have advanced study skills, having earned a master's degree and taken doctoral level coursework. Providing tutoring in study skills must accommodate the development and grade level of the student. For instance, elementary and middle school study skills require an assessment of whether the student is reading at grade level, understands the teacher's instructions for the assignment, and can be taught how to organize his/her thoughts and materials while preparing to study. It becomes a matter of teaching the student how to focus on the material, concentrate, formulate questions to better understand the material, write notes, and follow directions. Additionally, when reading a book for the first time, such as a text book, it helps for the student to read the Table of Contents to review the chapter headings and sections, and to also review the Index in the back to become familiar with what details the text book addresses under various categories and headings. It is also a matter of having good physical organization at the study desk, including placing writing paper, pencils, pens, and reading materials in a neat, organized way. Good study skills also require an appropriate environment in which to study, with good task lighting, a comfortable chair, a table top or desk that is big enough to accommodate all study materials and any electronics such as a computer or calculator, and in a location that is free of distractions.
I have a strong background in writing, including original authoring and writing of various materials, with emphasis on the proper use of English grammar, punctuation, clarity of writing, proper sentence structure, appropriate vocabulary and syntax usage, etc. I can also work with you on your comprehension of what you are reading in context and help you write meaningful reports and essays about what you have read. If you are having difficulty with writing well in English, I can help you.