Misti W.

Phoenix, AZ


Speak and Write Your Way to Success with a No Fail Presentation Tool

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Eastern NM University
Eastern NM University
University of NM


Eastern NM University

Eastern NM University (Master's)

University of NM (PhD)

About Misti

Communicate using speaking or writing with presentation skills to earn the A or kudos in the workplace.

I have a Ph.D. with 20 years of teaching, training, and coaching experience. I developed a No Fail Presentation Tool several years ago that helps people present any material, spoken or written, with organization, style, and audience comprehension.

I am at your service for preparing speeches/presentations (with or without) visuals, practicing for job interviews, writing resumes and cover letters, writing essays, writing research annotations, researching for papers, and citing sources (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian)

My goal is to use my experience and any tools in addition to the No Fail Presentation Tool to help clients ranging from Middle School/Jr. High to High School to College/University, and any adults who want to gain a competitive edge in the workplace.

The sooner you begin your project, the better the presentation and your pocketbook. Discounts are available for early starters, repeat clients, and referrals.

An added bonus is you can present your way to success, speaking and/or writing, and you can cross reference the No Fail Presentation Tool to other papers and presentations.

Working with me will be an invaluable experience in preparing for your future as a student and a professional! I look forward to hearing from you!
Communicate using speaking or writing with presentation skills to earn the A or kudos in the workplace.

I have a Ph.D. with 20 years of teaching, training, and coaching experience. I developed a No Fail Presentation Tool several years ago that helps people present any material,
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Travels within 15 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85021
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ACT English

Study principles generally used in the ACT English exam and learn test taking skills to help you practice completing 75 English questions in 45 minutes.


I studied business communication through the well known Anderson School of Management at The University of New Mexico. I also studied it through the Education perspective in my Ph.D. program, Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies.

Within business, I can tutor needs analysis, organizational development, job/task analysis, appreciative inquiry, instructional design.

Career Development

I worked in Career Services at Eastern New Mexico University for two years.

I can tutor career development, planning, and cover letter and resume preparation. I can coach primarily post secondary students and current business professionals prepare for actual job interviews.

A special skill I have in career development is helping military personnel prepare their career materials for transition into civilian jobs.

College Counseling

Degree Plan? GPA? What do I take when? What do I want to major in? Career college, community college, or a university?

As an academic counselor at Eastern New Mexico University for 6 years, I can help you answer the questions above and many more to help you get on track in college/university! Populations I have counseled include college freshmen, non traditional students, and at risk students.


English terminology and concepts used to generate complete sentences accurately.

General Computer

Computer "101" terminology and basic concepts that will get anyone started using popular applications such as MS Office, which includes Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheet), Outlook (email), iTunes, and much more. A must for students in a beginning computer course or anyone who needs to use the computer but hasn't had training. For example, parents and/or grandparents may want general computer knowledge to communicate with young adults going to college!


English grammar may be hard to master, but it is the foundation of speaking and writing, and the difference between credibility and effective communication or not.

When do I use a comma? What is a semicolon? Do the quotation marks go before or after the period? How do I use apostrophes to show plural possession? Get answers here!!


Reading the classics with timeless themes and messages can be rewarding in itself; however like a robust vocabulary, literature can help you understand and be understood better. Literature provides more context than vocabulary does.

Many times in a classroom setting, students do not get much choice in what they read, but it can be enjoyable to think of it as an exploration of which poem, prose, or novel you like best.

I have a bachelor's degree with a heavy emphasis in literature. I certainly would have preferred more grammar studies and writing, but I found two favorite books, "Crime and Punishment" and "The Picture of Dorian Gray."

Microsoft Excel

Learn this spreadsheet application with ease. Spreadsheets can be helpful in numerous ways whether you simply need to organize data, or sort, formulate, and interpret it. You can also create charts to visualize the data. Finally, practicing in Excel can also help you with charting skills in MS Word.

Microsoft Outlook

I have had over 20 years of experience using MS Outlook in several organizations over time, so I can probably tutor any version of Outlook you are using. Tutoring is in basic MS Outlook skills including sending/receiving email, keeping and building address books including distribution lists, and using the calendar for appointments.

Microsoft PowerPoint

It is hard for me to choose which of three MS programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are the most fun for me. MS PowerPoint is the only program I have taught in a classroom. My audiences consisted of Bachelor's and Master's students at a university.

The beauty of PowerPoint is it can range from very simple to complex depending on your audience, the context you are in, and what the presentation is expected to achieve.

You can definitely gain a competitive edge using a PowerPoint presentation WHEN you are using it appropriately, and together we can make that happen!

Microsoft Windows

I have various experience with the following versions: Windows 95, 98, XP, and Vista.

Tutoring in MS Windows includes help adding and removing software, restoring systems, running the Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup to optimize computer performance and running applications such as the Calculator, Paint, Notepad, WordPad, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player.

Microsoft Word

I have been using word processing programs, mostly MS Word since the early 90s. I also have recently had and continue to gain experience using MS Word for Mac.

Whether you need keyboard skills to improve speed and efficiency, formatting assistance for certain paper styles, inserting assistance (e.g., headers/footers pictures, charts, and presentations), and much more, if I do not know how to do what you need, then I will find the answer(s), but on a scale of one to five, five being the greatest level of proficiency in MS Word I would rate myself as a 4.75.


Study English terms, concepts, grammar, style, and vocabulary to edit sentences, paragraphs, essays, and lengthier papers or documents.

Public Speaking

This is the arena in which I have spent most of my life - both having been the speaker and the audience. I started giving public presentations in Jr. high. I was on the speech team in high school. Then, when I reached college, I transitioned to judging speech in tournaments and teaching thousands of students to speak.

Public Speaking tutoring includes the gamut from choosing a topic to developing and delivering a speech using the No Fail Speech/Writing Tool to build speeches and practice them for presentation.


We hear (which can be developed into listening) first, speak second, read third and write fourth. In turn, reading can influence all of the skills around it. As we grow as readers, we increase our ability to comprehend what is being said or written and what we are saying and writing to others. Reading includes practicing English grammar, style, and vocabulary. It is imperative that reading be included in everyone's repertoire in order for them to mature as students and business men and women.


I performed theatre in elementary through high school. I studied theatre for six years in college as a Bachelor's minor and taught it for two years at the high school level. When I taught theatre, I had a nickname, "Drama Mama."

Theatre tutoring includes running lines, blocking a play, character analysis, character development, and even writing plays. If you need help with any of these, I look forward to hearing from you!


Vocabulary does require some memorization, but a strategy I find most helpful is to learn prefixes, roots, and suffixes so you can dissect a word and figure out its definition.

By expanding your vocabulary, you can increase your communication and comprehension. A robust vocabulary can help you read, write, and speak with variety versus redundancy.

According to www.wordsmart.com, "An educated vocabulary can improve your public speaking skills." It increases audience attention and enables you to relay messages more effectively.


I will teach you to relay messages accurately, appropriately, and succinctly through practicing sentence, paragraph, and essay structure through organization, external and internal transitions, word selection (vocabulary), proper grammar, and spelling.

Eastern NM University
Eastern NM University
University of NM


Eastern NM University

Eastern NM University (Master's)

University of NM (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Misti will travel within 15 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85021.

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