University of Georgia (psychology)
Highlands University (Master's)
West Georgia College (Graduate Coursework)
I am a former university professor, now retired. I taught Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Social Studies, and Art Therapy. I am proficient at the language arts and understand basic grammar as per writing skills. I have edited writings for different people and as such I can assist in basic writing skills even though my background is not English as a major.
I have read more than a thousand books in my lifetime and while that may sound like an odd recommendation I point it out only because even though I do not have a major or minor in English writing or literature,
I understand how things should look and sound when they are written through the vast collection of books that I have read in my lifetime.
I enjoyed teaching, my favorite part was the students, the politics of the teaching profession can be pretty awful and as such I retired early to go into private practice for my psychology and to pursue other interests which include my art.
My first degree was a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a specialization in Psychology and Art Therapy.
As far as tutoring, I believe we all need a little help in something, no one can excel in everything. I like to think I am patient and empathetic. One of the ways I tutor that I think is effective is repetition and writing, writing, writing. Most people don't have photographic memories and therefore writing it down and being able to reference it later is a great assist. I love to teach and considering the evaluations my students used to give me I guess I was pretty good at it. I am a former university professor, now retired. I taught Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Social Studies, and Art Therapy. I am proficient at the language arts and understand basic grammar as per writing skills. I have edited writings for different people and as such I can assist in basic writing skills even though my background is not English
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I have passed all of the reading, writing, English type questions that Wzyant offers and as a former professor for many years I know how to teach students as opposed to just being good at my subject.
I was a private practicing child and adolescent therapist who specialized in ADD and ADHD. I have taught at all grade levels when I was a substitute teacher. I was also a full time tenure track college professor. Additionally I raised a child with severe ADHD so I learned the best way to tutor her in her subjects as she was homeschooled. I must have done something right as she was in college at 16 and had the highest GED score they had ever seen according to the college GED LAB people who administered the tests.
I took 2 anthropology classes in college and received an A in both classes. I taught social sciences at the University and one of my classes was a compilation of Anthropology, social sciences, Sociology and economics. My mother was a full time tenure track anthropology teacher and researcher. There were many anthropology discussions around the dinner table. I traveled with my mother to multiple Anthropology digs in her lifetime.
I have taken course work at the Masters level in counseling. I was also a tenure track University professor who had to advise my own students on the direction their academic careers might need to take based on the interests in their lives and the kinds of grades they were maintaining while in college. I also had to counsel many students who were in some kind of crisis, a state which was pretty common in my particular student population as I was located in southern New Mexico, a state that has the lowest per capita income in America, often tying with Mississippi. Many of these students were poorly prepared to be college students in the first place. They were often the first member of their family to attend college. Their grades from high school often would have prevented them from getting into most colleges and Universities, and so academically they were poorly prepared to attend college, but as the University I taught for had an open (We will accept anyone.) policy they were able to get into college but had trouble staying in after being admitted. Furthermore many of my students often had difficulty managing to even attend to or give 100% attention to their college studies due to being non-traditional students, whereby they were often older, had full time jobs and were juggling family obligations with children, and to top it all off they often had financial stressors to contend with as well as all the normal college stressors. I feel that based on this information alone I am easily able to counsel college students. In addition to my work as a full time tenure track University professor I have a masters level degree in social work, and am currently getting licensed as a clinical social worker, which means I can have a private practice as a counseling social worker and be able to accept all kinds of insurance including medicaid.. Before teaching at the University and after leaving the University I worked in the field of mental health from private practice to community mental health centers to Private for profit hospitals and addiction centers as both counselor, case manager and therapist. Additionally I have degrees in Humanistic Psychology, with a specialization in Art Therapy.
I have taught all levels of students in schools from elementary through Junior and senior high as well as teaching full time at a University and a community college. I have great study materials for teaching elementary school- basic but it really works.
As I said in my initial profile, I am a former full time (now retired) tenure track university professor and I have helped many of my students over the years with grammar usage.