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Pennsylvania State University (Animal Production)
Our Running a private school in our home for over 15 years enabled our own four children--and numerous other children- to reach their academic potential. Our oldest son graduated from our school, became a Fulbright Scholar, and is now a History Professor at a University in Virginia.
I personally have tutored/taught American History, English Grammar and Composition, Spanish, and Biology, and more recently ESL. I've had the joyful privilege of teaching these subjects to Jr/Sr High students, college students, and students in Home School Co-ops. With a BS in Animal Production and years of experience teaching Biology (including dissection labs), I enjoy helping students understand Biological concepts.
Nonetheless, my greatest passion is helping a student become proficient and confident in writing and speaking English. Whether that student is a high school junior writing a research paper or a newly arrived ESL student learning to converse in English, I thoroughly enjoy helping the student develop his/her ability to communicate in English. I have a TESOL Certification through Cal State Hayward and plenty of experience teaching Literary Analysis, Writing, and Grammar.
My goal is to stir a passion for learning in the hearts of my students. Our Running a private school in our home for over 15 years enabled our own four children--and numerous other children- to reach their academic potential. Our oldest son graduated from our school, became a Fulbright Scholar, and is now a History Professor at a University in Virginia.
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I have been a teacher of English to native-English speakers (Jr./Sr.High School) for 20+ years.
I have been a private tutor for AP English students for 3+ years.
I have been a private tutor for SAT Prep., the Writing and Reading Comprehension sections for 3+ years.
I am currently finishing up TESOL Certification to instruct non-native English speakers.