I have in-depth experience with all of the wonderful capabilities and the frustrating shortcomings of Adobe InDesign. I have tutored students in the use of this program for the past year in one-on-one and group sessions. Additionally, I have used this program at work for many years and I have experience with using InDesign publications online and in print.
I began studying Spanish as a college freshman and loved it so much that it gradually grew into a second major. I have truly enjoyed learning not just the language but also the history and culture of Spanish-speaking countries around the world.
I have taught and tutored all ages from elementary school to college students who were enrolled in public, private or home school programs. Most of the students that I have worked with were focused on getting through a particular class so I specialize in taking whatever materials that you are currently using or are familiar with and tailoring the materials and my explanations to your learning style and goals. I focus on conversational ability and pronunciation or grammar and vocabulary, depending on your goals or the focus of your class.
Although the bulk of my experience has been working as a tutor with current students, I have also taught Spanish as a private instructor. In these sessions I am able to custom-fit the class to each student’s experience and goals. I use both text and multimedia materials as well as a variety of internet resources so that the language learning continues past our tutoring sessions.
I love history! History can be a fascinating mystery or it can be a boring waste of time, and I believe that it all depends on your teacher. I majored in History at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, WI with a specialization in Asian History. I chose to become an historian because I had history teachers that helped me to see history as more than just a list of dead guys and dates, to see the story and to try to solve the mysteries. I know not everyone has gotten this experience in class, this is why I tutor.
Also, because such a large part of studying history is writing about it, I also tutor in writing. I will not write the paper for you, but I can help you proofread your paper, find resources when your research is missing support, and I can help you edit your paper so that it is clear and concise.
If you need help with the technical aspects of writing - proofreading, grammar, constructing a proper sentence and paragraph, organization of your ideas, editing a paper after the 1st or 2nd draft - I can help. I won't write it for you, that isn't learning, but I will help you to take your ideas and present them in the proper structure. I can help with a paper that is at any stage from brainstorming to final edit.