Hello! My name is Dex, and no, it's actually not short for Dexter. Humor aside, I have a passion for teaching students of all different age ranges and from many different backgrounds. I have helped them realize their individual goals. I have a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and have a minor in Theatre.
From working with students with learning disabilities, to helping computer wizards write resumes, to assisting foreign attorneys write better business letters, to specific instruction in the SAT, TOFEL and high school English, to co-writing a script with a published author and tutoring in how to write children's short stories, my experience is vast. I've also taught verbal communication, and public speaking, having lectured on resume writing and job interviews. Being bi-lingual, I have experience with being a Spanish assistant professor, and with assisting the Hispanic Community for nasa (not capitalized due to restrictions for this description). I am currently a Substitute ESL Teacher at Columbia College.
I believe in helping a student achieve his or her personal needs. Everyone is different, and one size does not fit all. My approach is very direct and simple. I always like to incorporate practicality in my teaching to add another dimension of utility. The steps I like to take are simple to help advance you to the next stepping stone on the path. Having said that, the student must understand that self-discipline and hard work is required from him or her, and that the student-teacher relationship is always a two-way street. Results can be had if one tries. I always encourage the student to do better, and believe strongly in kind-heartedness when teaching. Please, do contact me, and let me see how I can help you realize not only your ability, but your potential for success in achieving your ultimate goal by using English effectively.
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