Eastern Connecticut State University (English)
Hi there! My name is Katie C. and I'm a graduate from Eastern Connecticut State University with a BA in English and experience in education. I am currently a substitute teacher for grades 3-12. For tutoring, I prefer to work with students in grades five to twelve, but I will work with younger students if needed.
Relevant teaching experience: My sophomore year in college, I was a teaching assistant for one upper-level college class. I looked over homework before the professor put a grade on it, I tutored some of the students in the class, held office hours, and worked on grading major research papers. I've also led the class in a few short lessons. Outside of college, I started substitute teaching in December 2015, initially in Norwich Public Schools, where I worked mostly with elementary school classes. I had to leave the district before the end of the year due to relocation. Since then, I've been working with secondary school classes in Wallingford.
As for me as a person, I'm very passionate about English, literature, humor, and animals. I think students can learn more easily with humor and I just like to laugh in general. I also think puns are entertaining. Hi there! My name is Katie C. and I'm a graduate from Eastern Connecticut State University with a BA in English and experience in education. I am currently a substitute teacher for grades 3-12. For tutoring, I prefer to work with students in grades five to twelve, but I will work with younger students if needed.
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I just finished my second year at Eastern Connecticut State University. My major is English and I'm just starting my other major of Secondary Education. I feel I am able to tutor this subject because I have experience writing papers, editing, proofreading, and just with general "English stuff."
As with my other subject qualifications, I'm an English major and have been a teaching assistant for a college English class. I've worked with grammar all my life, and though it is sometimes shoddy with my vernacular, I'm capable of writing sentences.
This subject is essentially what my future career will be all about - literature and writing. I know multiple literary theories and how to analyze and deconstruct stories. My favorites are by Shakespeare.
I know symbolism, metaphor, feminist theory, psychoanalytic theory, etc.
As I mentioned with my other subjects, I'm going into my third year as an English major. Even before I entered college or thought about my major, friends would ask me to proofread papers. I've proofread a friend's grant proposals before she submitted them and a few were accepted.
I have experience working with patterns, sewing buttons and zippers, I've used a serger, I've sewed both knit (stretchy) and non-knit (not-stretchy) fabrics, I can take measurements and adjust the pattern accordingly, and I can do an invisible hem.
I can make clothes/accessories and I have experience quilting.
I started out making clothes for my barbies and stuffed animals, making purses, making accessories, and eventually went on to take sewing classes in high school. I made both my prom dresses. One was with a pattern and traditional material (I adjusted the pattern to take parts of three dresses and make it into one). The other dress, which became my WISE project Senior year, was made entirely out of T-shirts. I designed, sewed, dyed, and embellished the entire thing. I also made my own corsage, boutonniere for my date, accessories for my friends, and my own hair accessories. I'm pretty much an expert on all things prom.
This subject description will be similar to my literature subject description. As mentioned, I'm an English major and writing papers is pretty much all I do, aside from reading and researching. I know how to write a proper research paper, literary analysis, lab report, and use different literary theories. The theories I'm strongest with are feminist and psychoanalytic theories, but I do know a bit about deconstructionist theory.
I also work with fiction writing and narrative. I've taken several creative writing classes and have grown and excelled at each of them.
I know a bit about poetry as well. I'm not a huge fan, but if you're struggling with a poetry unit in school, I can help out.