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University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio (Public Relations)
Global Leadership College (TESOL/ESL) (Other)
I graduated from the University of Toledo in Community and Public Relations with an emphasis on journalism and editing with a minor in social science and an Associates degree in music. I have freelanced for more than twenty years, and was also the Public Relations Coordinator for the Toledo Board of Realtors and then the Federal Grant Writer for the Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments. I was asked by the state organization of small town administrators to attend their state convention in Cincinnati to teach grant writing.
It’s been my pleasure to tutor students, both American and foreign. I helped an American college student, who had been struggling with getting good grades in composition, pass her midterm with an A. I enabled a Saudi teenager who struggled to understand American literature to become a discussion leader in his literature class. I also tutored his second grade brother, and their mother then asked if I would tutor her, as well. Another one of my students was a German engineer who was flown in from Berlin by his company to be immersed in English by a native speaker for a month so that his English aptitude would improve. We studied the basics of English grammar, played games to facilitate learning, and spent the afternoons in English conversation. His company needed him to write coherent reports and contribute in weekly trans-Atlantic business conferences. By the time we were finished, he could read the American newspaper and his company was very pleased. I remember helping a Syrian dentist who was in America to birth her baby—because we have the best medical system in the world—and needed to be able to communicate with her medical team. We reviewed some very basic grammar and spent a month in English conversation, giving her the vocabulary she needed to get along in America during her stay. I have enjoyed being a volunteer Communication Partner with foreign students through the Conversation Partners program in conjunction with the American Language Institute of the University of Toledo, as well as in Tucson through the Tucson Refugee Ministry. It's been my pleasure to tutor in English with foreign and American students, both children and adults. Added to my abilities, I am a professional writer, so I can proofread composition, and I am an accredited Kay Arthur Inductive Bible Studies instructor with seven years of experience.
I enjoy foreign students of all ages for I find them eager to learn, and I appreciate their diversity of backgrounds. English is a difficult language, but approached sensibly and simply, we can get through the fundamentals to the good stuff of using the language. I use a whiteboard, attractive workbooks, objects and games to teach concepts. I also believe in gearing the lesson approach to the student.
I would love an interview with you so that you can determine if you would like me for your tutor. We can talk over the telephone once your account is set up, and then if you want to continue, we can schedule our first lesson. You will need to buy the workbook(s) I think would be needed, or if you just want someone to help with English-related homework, we can use your materials. Conversation partnership will best be served if we use the workbook I like. Materials can be ordered from Amazon.com. You can contact me through Wyzant. See you soon! I graduated from the University of Toledo in Community and Public Relations with an emphasis on journalism and editing with a minor in social science and an Associates
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