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Matthew W.

Poulsbo, WA

$40/hr

Writing, English Grammar, Literature, Other Humanties

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Writing, English Grammar, Literature, Other Humanties

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I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in English with a minor in Philosophy from Central Michigan University and a Master of Arts degree in English from Bowling Green State University. Also, I successfully completed and passed all sections of the candidacy examination and completed all of my required course work in the Literature and Criticism PhD program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of May 2005.

My qualifications include 10 years of teaching experience at the university and community college levels. I was an instructor at Bowling Green State University from August 2000 through May 2003. I taught English 111: Introductory Writing and English 112: Varieties of Writing during my two years as a Teaching Assistant for the General Studies Writing Program of the University’s English Department while I worked toward my Master of Arts degree. As a Teaching Assistant, I was responsible for creating my class syllabi, teaching two classes of twenty-five students each semester, and grading up to 250 student essays each semester. The General Studies Writing Program also required that all Teaching Assistants use portfolio based instruction and assessment. This gave me the opportunity to learn how to assess writing holistically as well assess individual essays based on the more objective criteria such as diction, grammar, syntax, and mechanics. After receiving my MA, I taught as an adjunct instructor for the College of Arts and Sciences at BGSU for two semesters. During my time as an adjunct instructor as well as my last semester as a Teaching Assistant, I assisted Dr. Erin Labbie of the BGSU English Department in the development of a course for the College of Arts and Sciences, Arts and Sciences 250: Great Ideas, and taught the course for two semesters. I also taught English 101: College Writing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for one year while working toward my PhD. I then taught English 111 and 112: First and Second Semester Composition for the Communications Department at Northwestern Michigan College for one semester before moving to San Diego. For four years beginning in November of 2007, I was an instructor at Concorde Career College in San Diego where I taught ENG110: English Composition I, ENG111: English Composition II, PH110: Critical Thinking and SP110: Elements of Human Communication. From September 2010 through November 2010, I taught intermediate/high intermediate ESL classes made up of students from around the world and conducted individual sessions with a Level 1 (beginner) Japanese student at Converse International School of Languages in San Diego. In August of this year, I began teaching at The Art Institute of California – San Diego. I taught accelerated HU090: Transitional English courses and full quarter HU110: College English courses until the end of the fall quarter in December when I had the opportunity to move to the Seattle area.

English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, GED, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

Instructor: Converse International School of Language – September 2010-January 2011

Taught Level 6 and Level 7 (intermediate/high intermediate) ESL classes and conducted one-on-one sessions with a Level 1 (beginner) student

Public Speaking

For the past 2 years I have taught and am currently teaching Elements of Human Communication at Concorde Career Colleges. The second half of the term is specifically devoted to the successful creation and delivery of speeches.

I am confident that I can help any student become a better public speaker and assist in diminishing a student's public speaking anxiety.

Central Michigan University
English
Bowling Green State University
Master's
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Education

Central Michigan University (English)

Bowling Green State University (Master's)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 30 miles of Poulsbo, WA 98370.


About Matthew

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in English with a minor in Philosophy from Central Michigan University and a Master of Arts degree in English from Bowling Green State University. Also, I successfully completed and passed all sections of the candidacy examination and completed all of my required course work in the Literature and Criticism PhD program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of May 2005.

My qualifications include 10 years of teaching experience at the university and community college levels. I was an instructor at Bowling Green State University from August 2000 through May 2003. I taught English 111: Introductory Writing and English 112: Varieties of Writing during my two years as a Teaching Assistant for the General Studies Writing Program of the University’s English Department while I worked toward my Master of Arts degree. As a Teaching Assistant, I was responsible for creating my class syllabi, teaching two classes of twenty-five students each semester, and grading up to 250 student essays each semester. The General Studies Writing Program also required that all Teaching Assistants use portfolio based instruction and assessment. This gave me the opportunity to learn how to assess writing holistically as well assess individual essays based on the more objective criteria such as diction, grammar, syntax, and mechanics. After receiving my MA, I taught as an adjunct instructor for the College of Arts and Sciences at BGSU for two semesters. During my time as an adjunct instructor as well as my last semester as a Teaching Assistant, I assisted Dr. Erin Labbie of the BGSU English Department in the development of a course for the College of Arts and Sciences, Arts and Sciences 250: Great Ideas, and taught the course for two semesters. I also taught English 101: College Writing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for one year while working toward my PhD. I then taught English 111 and 112: First and Second Semester Composition for the Communications Department at Northwestern Michigan College for one semester before moving to San Diego. For four years beginning in November of 2007, I was an instructor at Concorde Career College in San Diego where I taught ENG110: English Composition I, ENG111: English Composition II, PH110: Critical Thinking and SP110: Elements of Human Communication. From September 2010 through November 2010, I taught intermediate/high intermediate ESL classes made up of students from around the world and conducted individual sessions with a Level 1 (beginner) Japanese student at Converse International School of Languages in San Diego. In August of this year, I began teaching at The Art Institute of California – San Diego. I taught accelerated HU090: Transitional English courses and full quarter HU110: College English courses until the end of the fall quarter in December when I had the opportunity to move to the Seattle area.

Education

Central Michigan University
English
Bowling Green State University
Master's
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Education

Central Michigan University (English)

Bowling Green State University (Master's)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Poulsbo, WA 98370

Matthew’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, GED, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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