Working with students between six-weeks old and sixty-five years of age, I have thorough experience as a teacher, tutor, and instructional assistant in classrooms, writing centers, and private tutoring sessions. Given my related experience and excellent capabilities I would appreciate your consideration. Please allow me to briefly explain why I am an ideal match to tutor you or your child.
Growing up in the United States as an American citizen with a mixed heritage, I was exposed to two vastly different cultures and communicative forms. My knowledge of the English language developed out of necessity but has deepened out of a passion for lexemes, etymological roots, syntax, and semantics. The exposure gained at the collegiate level to the richness of language inspired me to find creative tools to communicate the intricacies of the English language as well as other subjects. Learning a second language can be difficult for some students while math or science can be equally as confounding for others: I am passionate about helping students to overcome roadblocks on the path to a fulfilling education regardless of the subject.
Having earned a Bachelor’s of Arts and Humanities in English Linguistics and graduating with Honors, I have continuously sought education in Arabic and the sciences as a hobby. I have become adept at both teaching and learning from my students. I am certified to teach English to speakers of other languages in writing, reading, and language classrooms but have since gained exposure teaching all subjects. From leading children’s after-school reading programs, tutoring peers and elders in university writing centers, and teaching adults in a co-operative functional-language program in the community, I have varied and exceptional experience working with a multitude of learners at different levels with different goals. My adaptability in terms of lesson plans, subjects, students, and environments allows me to serve students and schools of all fields. Working in infant development care, as an instructional assistant in learning disabled classrooms as well as gifted classrooms, and with traditional students of all ages and backgrounds, I am confident that I can help students overcome educational difficulties.
Most recently, I taught a summer writing course at Detroit Country Day School (2013). The course was geared toward middle and high-school students who needed to advance their composition skills. References are available upon request.
I appreciate you taking the time to review my credentials and experience. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Indiana University, School of Liberal Arts, Indianapolis, IN
B.A., English (Linguistics concentration), with Distinction and Honors
Honors: Masarachia Full-Tuition Scholarship; Honor’s Club Continuing Scholarship;
Faculty Research Assistant Stipend; Dean’s List Highest Honors Full-Career
Middlebury Arabic Language School, Middlebury College, VT
Intensive, nine-week immersion program in Modern Standard Arabic
University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School, Ann Arbor, MI
Near Eastern Studies; Arabic Language
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