Hi there! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have taught children in every setting from preschool playtime, through elementary and high school, to college English Composition, with a lot of creative writing workshops for kids and a large dose of art thrown into the mix. My experience with public education has taught me that we humans learn a whole lot easier when fun and creative thinking are involved. We express ourselves best when encouraged to explore the world around us, investigating fully our precious Present Moments. It is from that place of simply Being that we find our true inner voices, and feel encouragement to express that. English is a tricky language, with its twists and turns in grammar and spelling, but when given half a chance, it can become a most amazing vehicle for allowing us to share with others, and ourselves, who we really are and what we have come here to share. I believe that once our passionate fire to be heard is sparked, we will grab our language, and hop on it as if it were a rocket ship headed for the stars!
Of course, our language rocket needs fuel and solid construction in order to help it blast its way out into the Universe, and that is where the mechanics of language comes in. Ah yes, the vocabulary and grammar, the spelling and punctuation...the composition of all those words! But, dry as that may sound, it need not be, for the jet fuel of our desire to be heard and seen and appreciated and, well yes, even loved, ignites our forward motion.
So, if you, or your child, are struggling in any way with your ability to use and play with the English language, give me a try. Together, through community field trips, sharing our thoughts in journals, haiku writing, photography, perhaps even splashing paint around or building forest fairy villages, we will find out what makes us tick and how we can use words to let those around us know what we have seen, heard, touched and smelled. It will be an adventure we can both go on, for I am eternal student myself!
Of course, if your need is specific to your school course work, we can find ways to bring that work to its excellent completion. Our ability to explore the English language is limited only by our own imaginations!
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