English Reading and Writing...basic & advanced
English Reading and Writing...basic & advanced
I am a graduate of Syracuse University where I majored in English Literature and Composition and minored in Journalism. I received a Master's Degree in English from California State University, Sonoma. I have taught English reading and writing at college and junior college levels for 8 years and hold a Lifetime Credential. Through the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance I tutored at the junior high and high school levels for 6 years with an emphasis on English as a Second Language. For two...
I am a graduate of Syracuse University where I majored in English Literature and Composition and minored in Journalism. I received a Master's Degree in English from California State University, Sonoma. I have taught English reading and writing at college and junior college levels for 8 years and hold a Lifetime Credential. Through the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance I tutored at the junior high and high school levels for 6 years with an emphasis on English as a Second Language. For two years I tutored through the Sonoma County Library Literacy Program and worked one-on-one with students needing help related to their specific employment.
I have developed lesson plans that will help students develop skills for writing clearly and descriptively and will give them a method for critically thinking about subject matter. I have often helped students develop their English communication skills by focusing on the personal interests or the career objectives they have.
At the college level, I motivated students to appreciate and understand literature on a personal level and to communicate clearly their observations and ideas. On a high school level, I helped students pass the testing required for graduation and to complete their senior projects. My strength is to relate to the student's individual background and interests and from that develop a plan that will be not only instructive but also engaging to the student.
My conviction from my teaching and tutoring experience is that the best learning crucible is one in which the student can relate to the lesson. I spend a significant amount of time outside the one-to-one tutoring adapting lesson plan from the student interests whether they be music, texting, socializing, television programming, comics, sports etc. I do this with the understanding that the student will ultimately have to face the scrutiny of teachers and employers.
My practical life experience has enabled me to relate to others and enter their world. As a writer for newspapers and magazines I learned how to interview people and understand their unique qualities. As a business owner and manager of sales staffs I was able to motivate individuals according to their specific goals and help them develop their abilities to the maximum potential. These practical experiences not only make for an engaging give-and-take with students but give me a practical knowledge that will not only inspire their imagination but will also make them aware of the competition or requirements they face in the academic and commercial worlds.
Very, very satisfied! All my expectations met or exceeded, I will be using Vince from now on, and highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for quality, insightful, and compassionate tutoring!Ed, 24 lessons with Vincent
Vince is a great tutor. He is very knowledgeable and put me at ease. In our first session he was very interested in what I wanted to improve on and what my goals are. I highly recommend him.Adam, 3 lessons with Vincent
Knowledgeable and patient tutor.
Vincent is so informative, and takes his time to ensure you understand the material. His contributions to my studies and learning is invaluable. I have been working with Vince for a few semesters now, and I wish I had worked with him sooner.Renato, 106 lessons with Vincent
Very good with my reluctant daughter
My daughter is making progress in her language arts assignments. She is doing well with Vincent's patient and encouraging tutoring.Cynthia, 18 lessons with Vincent
Vincent really cares about the students success. He is always going the extra mile to help a student excel in their subjectSteaffani, 19 lessons with Vincent
He works hard at benefiting his students.
Vincent spends lot of time and effort to tailor his teaching to my son. The teaching materials evolve to foster my son's writing skills. I can appreciate my son's progress in the way he organizes his thoughts in speaking and writing. I like it when Vincent helps my son develop the love for language through learning poems, idioms, and word morphology. My son requests to see him often since "he makes me think".Oanh, 63 lessons with Vincent
Very patient and excellent tutor
Vincent is a gem and my son's reading and writing has greatly improved since working with Vince. Most importantly his comprehension has improved. When he started working with my son he was reading at a 2nd grade level and now he can read his 4th grade school books with minor assistance. I highly recommend Vince.Janine, 75 lessons with Vincent
Vincent was able to help my son develop strategies to answer quiz essays. My son had a very narrow focus on how to answer the question, and Vincent helped broaden his understanding of what might be expected in the essay. My son and he have developed a good rapport.Sam, 13 lessons with Vincent
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