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College of William & Mary Virginia (Graduate Coursework)
University of Virginia (Graduate Coursework)
I love teaching and helping students learn to improve their understanding, mastery...and maybe even love!... of a subject. I realize how sometimes a little more positive one- on- one guidance and patient encouragement can make the difference in improvement and in showing that on tests and reports. As a teacher, I have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of students do this.
I graduated from UCLA with a BA in English, and did graduate work and student teaching at The College of William & Mary in Virginia. I also have taken graduate courses in teaching for reading specialist at The University of Virginia. In Virginia I have taught middle school Language Arts for 11 years, and high school English during several summers. I have tutored all aspects of English after school almost every year of my time as a teacher.
I also have filmed credits as a screenwriter, and am able to help interested adult students with the screenwriting process.
As a teacher, writer, and screenwriter, I have the working knowledge of what it takes to improve reading comprehension and the mechanics of writing in both literature and nonfiction, and to recognize the strengths/ weaknesses of plot story elements to help move a story forward in novels.
I can also tutor math up to Algebra II...in fact enjoy it!....and social studies, history, and science through the public school years.
An important goal for my tutoring is to keep a student challenged, but not frustrated, and encourage the curiosity that fosters learning. A reasonable amount of homework after each lesson is important for reinforcement, and I provide feedback on progress.
I am generally available for tutoring every day from 9am to 7pm, and I can travel to you. My base rate is $60/hour.
I look forward to hearing from you, and helping you achieve success in your studies!
I love teaching and helping students learn to improve their understanding, mastery...and maybe even love!... of a subject. I realize how sometimes a little more positive one- on- one guidance and patient encouragement can make the difference in improvement and in showing that on tests and reports. As a teacher, I have had the pleasure of helping
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I have worked successfully with students at many different levels with their reading abilities and comprehension. Vocabulary is a large key to increasing reading skills, and sometimes working with stories the student really is interested in helps in working through obstacles.