Dynamic English and Public Speaking Tutor with Masters Degree
Dynamic English and Public Speaking Tutor with Masters Degree
I have extensive experience in public speaking and English, encompassing pre-K-12 and college students to business clients. I adore teaching and have an infectious passion for the English language. During my 12 years of tutoring, I've impacted K-12 children's reading and writing--from phonics, word recognition, vocabulary, hand printing, spelling, reading, and beginning sentence structure with pre-K-2 children, to grammar, sentence structure, paragraph development, research, advanced...
I have extensive experience in public speaking and English, encompassing pre-K-12 and college students to business clients. I adore teaching and have an infectious passion for the English language. During my 12 years of tutoring, I've impacted K-12 children's reading and writing--from phonics, word recognition, vocabulary, hand printing, spelling, reading, and beginning sentence structure with pre-K-2 children, to grammar, sentence structure, paragraph development, research, advanced writing, with grades 6-12 students. My college students achieve high grades on written English papers and in their Speech courses, while my business clients learn increased skills in marketing communications and major presentations. Finally, My experience includes teaching ESL to children from various countries, as well as business clients who need help with pronunciation and English grammar/writing/communication.
Having a gregarious nature and natural story telling and writing ability, I majored in speech communication at California State University Hayward-East Bay. There I joined the speech team, winning first place awards in persuasive speech, oral interpretation, and debate. Next, I achieved my master's degree in rhetoric theory, public speaking and speech communications. In this extensive program, I taught five college classes per semester while attending six graduate courses--each requiring frequent superior research papers.
Simultaneously, I was a debate and oratory coach, training and teaching undergraduate students to participate in speech tournaments at prestigious colleges and universities in the country.
Recruited to and promoted rapidly in advertising, I oversaw groups of five-twenty plus people. I taught comprehensive research skills as well as writing and presenting complicated media plans to clients. All of these people have been promoted to higher positions at advertising agencies and clients.
Throughout my career in advertising, I presented persuasive speeches for media campaigns to the heads of companies such as, Gerber Baby Food, S.C. Johnson, Mattel Toys, Tyco Toys, Disney, and Disneyland Parks-Hotels, The Home Depot, among others. My presentations consistently resulted in recommendations for advertising placement, and $MM increase added to budgets.
My experience with Miriam has been fantastic. She has proven to be more than just reliable and prompt. Miriam comes to each session very well prepared. She arrives ready with her research completed and materials for the lesson in hand. She has been able to inspire my fourth-grader to enjoy studying English. She has shown a level of enthusiasm that is infectious, as well as helped develop writing techniques and grammar skills and understanding that were lacking from my daughter's classroom curriculum. In addition, she has been a great sounding board and mentor for my ninth-grader, developing ideas and concepts for writing in her analytical literature course. I'm glad that we found Miriam. She has been instrumental in my children's ability to learn and retain skills that I'm sure will prove to be invaluable. - Update 4/10/2014 - I cannot give enough praise to Miriam for all of her help with my fourth grader. Miriam helped her refine her speech and compact it onto only eight note cards that helped jog her memory enough to make it through the entire presentation almost effortlessly. My daughter was fearful of going in front of her class until Miriam instilled her with the confidence and poise she needed for public speaking. It was an amazing accomplishment. She never would have been able to do it on her own. I feel that Miriam didn't just help my daughter through this one assignment; she gave my daughter advice on how to structure her speech and techniques to deliver her presentation that will help her for future projects.Tatiana, 32 lessons with Miriam
Great Tutor, kind, fun and patient!
Miriam was awesome. She was kind, patient and really helped my daughter complete a project she was dreading of Poetry for her English class! Will definitely use her again.Bridgette, 2 lessons with Miriam
Miriam is a great teacher she is very patient, joyful, always smiling she is very sweet. She is interested in the studuents center of interest and make up her classes with topics that the students is interested in (e.g type of music, culture) I would definitely recommend Myrian for English classMaud, 8 lessons with Miriam
Very knowledgeable, energetic and patient
I had a wonderful session with Miriam before I had to give a big speech. It was very helpful -- the speech went very smoothly, thanks to her. I'd highly recommend her to others looking for a public speaking coach.Gabrielle, 1 lesson with Miriam
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My son tells me the enthusiasm that Miriam brings to class just revives him, even though his tutoring is late Friday afternoon. He finds Miriam very articulate and she makes the class interesting. He plans to prep better so that he can have more discussion with Miriam. ThanksHajia, 4 lessons with Miriam
Patient and knowledgeable tutor!
Miriam is an incredibly kind and talented tutor. She tutored me for my public speaking class, and worked with me very patiently and was flexible in terms of scheduling a time. She helps me on my assignments in her own time and stayed late when an assignment was due so that we could finish it. Could not have asked for a better tutor. Thank you Miriam!Petra, 24 lessons with Miriam
Look forward to another lesson with Miriam soon. Our lessons emphasize in business writing, grammar, pronunciation, and spelling. We are making progress on clauses, proposition, complex and compound sentence. Never knew complex compound sentence exists for the last 20 something years in my life until she elaborates her knowledge of grammar rules.Emily, 62 lessons with Miriam
Patient, kind and supports my son very well.
Per student, "She is funny, nice and she helps me to learn my English and how to do my parts of speech."Marion, 66 lessons with Miriam
Nice and very respectful
Very nice, respectful, and patient tutor. She knows what she is doing and actually cares about the individual who is learning.Roya, 77 lessons with Miriam
Very sweet and patient.
Miriam is wonderful with Jyeselle. Very sweet and patient. She accommodates our needs which makes it a lot easier for both Jye and I. She is always so happy and positive, we love having her over.Noemi, 20 lessons with Miriam
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