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California State Univ., San Diego (Drama)
CSUSD Teaching Credential (EdD)
CSUSM (Graduate Coursework)
My teaching philosophy is to provide my students with the tools to enjoy the learning process.
I have 25 years teaching experience in both public and private schools; I have a Teaching Credential in English with the Emphasis in Drama, and have successfully taught Drama, Directing, Creative Writing, English, and Shakespeare. My lessons are adapted for the individual student. Each of us has a unique way of learning and retaining material. I can help you develop that learning process.
My background in theatre and speech, as well as language arts and creative writing, allows me to use a wide range of teaching techniques. Do you want to learn how to feel comfortable speaking convincingly in front of a group? Or, do you need help in audition preparation, or understand Shakespeare? I'm your teacher.
Do you need help with writing exceptional college essays or want to learn how to write the perfect paragraph? I will provide you with the tools your need to be successful. My teaching philosophy is to provide my students with the tools to enjoy the learning process.
I have 25 years teaching experience in both public and private schools; I have a Teaching Credential in English with the
My daughter is a Junior in High School and is taking AP English. After the first session, my daughter was not only happy, she was ENTHUSIASTIC about the progress she made on her next writing project. She has mentioned several times how great the session was, and I think it really gave her more confidence as she goes into this 4-AP class semester she is taking on. What a difference! I would highly recommend Elaine for AP English.
Eliane is knowledgeable in her expertise. If you need help with Language Arts, she is the person you are looking for. She will help you understand on what do wrong when practicing for the SAT, ACT, and other assignments with English and essays.
I am a parent on the opposite coast from my son in college. Eliane is the person I rely on to provide accurate guidance to suit the needs which change weekly with regard to assignments in three courses. I don't go into panic now that she meets with my son twice a week. I get a thorough follow up note from her on what happened in the session and I feel tremendous relief that someone who knows what he needs is assisting him. Awesome.
We have been using Eliane's services for a few weeks now and are very happy with what she is doing with our student. She gives a summary of what was done with the student to keep us abreast of developments and also to reinforce at home. She also gives homework that is appropriate - not too much. This helps to reinforce what was done at the tutoring session. She is very solicitous about her student and flexible with scheduling. We are very happy with her services.
She is really helpful to me. The way she is giving examples, walking through the steps with me and structuring my idea is very useful. She is a very experienced an excellent tutor. I am so glad I found her.
Elaine was very knowledgeable and helpful with my son while working with him on his schedule and at his level of proficiency with regard to his junior college course subject.
I am very happy with her. She seemed interested in helping me out.
Getting the creative juices out of my mind and jotting them on to paper.
I give her a 5 out of 5!
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I pride myself in new and creative ways to help teach different lessons. I am comfortable with a variety of teaching methods.I taught 10 years in a boarding school with an international student body. Speaking in front of a group can be the most frightening experience! But it does not have to be. I'm here to help you (or your student) in the way that best fits you. Let me know what you need, and we can do this together! I have over 20 years experience teaching speech/public speaking in public and private schools. I will help you improve vocabulary, pronunciation, diction, and grammar.I've coached many students who have achieved a dramatic improvement in their ability to speak effectively. My students have developed the confidence needed to audition, or apply for a job.
Is it 'who' or 'whom'? Direct Object or Prepositional phrase?
English grammar can seem confusing. Let me help clarify and simplify. I can help you recognize and use properly the parts of speech and basic rules of English grammar.
Speaking in front of a group can be the most frightening experience! But it does not have to be. I have over 20 years experience teaching public speaking in public and private schools. I've coached many students who have achieved a dramatic improvement in their ability to speak publicly. Several of my students have gone on to win scholarships through speech competitions. Others have developed the confidence needed to audition, or apply for a job.
I can teach you speech styles including expository, informative, and extemporaneous. I will help you learn how to organize and develop a coherent speech from a single topic. You will learn vocal variety, projection, and appropriate gesturing. Everything you need to become a poised fluent public speaker.
Anxious about being able to read new material quickly and correctly?
The SAT requires the ability to read quickly--but accurately, to comprehend, and make logical, thoughtful decisions in a limited amount of time.
This can be difficult, but I have 22 years of teaching background to ease the anxiety of timed Reading Tests.
I have 25 years of experience teaching, directing, and performing. Theatre lessons can cover a wide range of sub topics.
Theatre history: how acting and theatre plants evolved from the Greeks to today;
Acting: stage movement, blocking, character development, vocal variety;
Directing: learn to select the right play, cast, create blocking; rehearsal schedules, tech assignments;
Dramatic Literature: read and study plays, find themes, motifs, learn differences and similarities in playwrites throughout the ages;
Audition Prep: learn everything you need to know to go into an audition fully prepared and confident.
Do you have the words in your head, but cannot get them down on paper the way you'd like?
I've over 20 years teaching writing skills. I also taught Creative Writing and edited the school Literary Magazine.
I can help you learn to write cogent, insightful, creative essays and reports.