FSCJ (Florida State College of Jacksonville) (English)
I'd like to begin by saying that tutoring, for me, is the first step to achieving my dream of teaching English around the world. With that being said, you might come to understand that I view education as neither an inconvenience, nor an obligation. Education is a gift that we share with those who aspire to achieve it, and there can be no greater reward than witnessing what we teachers call "the A-Ha moment", a moment at which the student exceeds the realm of memorization and calculation and comes to understand the material on a personal level. With each decision that I make, I make my choice with the passion of that moment in the forefront of my mind.
My experience with writing extends all the way back to high school, where I studied intensive creative writing courses during my four years of attendance, alongside AP English and Literature academics. My writing courses included the extensive study and practice of poetry, fiction, play writing, screen writing, non-fiction writing and critical literary analysis. Since graduation, I have completed my A.A. in English and have worked diligently on my personal writing portfolio, which includes numerous works of poetry, fiction and personal essays. I am currently living in St. Augustine submitting to literary magazine editors and working with experienced mentors in how to better improve writing of my own.
With your help, we can both come together and teach each other wonderful things! You, the next stage of your English and literary development, and me, the practice of giving to the world a strong and rewarding education. I'd like to begin by saying that tutoring, for me, is the first step to achieving my dream of teaching English around the world. With that being said, you might come to understand that I view education as neither an inconvenience, nor an obligation. Education is a gift that we share with those who aspire to achieve it, and there can be no greater
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My experiences in public speaking are from two different backgrounds: one from giving professional lectures, and another from the background of performing arts. Not only was public speaking a course completed in the prerequisites of my Associates degree, I also have experience giving academic lectures on the subjects of existentialism, theater of the absurd, poetic language and rhetorical argumentation. I have given extensive presentations on a variety of perspectives from the school of theoretical criticism including, but not limited to, new criticism, historic criticism, feminism and psychoanalytical criticism.
I also have a prolific collection of performances in both the theater and in poetic performance. I have played roles in "Bye Bye, Birdie", "Flapper", and was a lead performer in a traveling troupe that specialized in issue-based theater. I was also the introductory act for a guest speaker Al Letson, a local poet and playwright, who visited the campus to host a writing workshop.
Having left the school of performing arts where I endured most of my speaking and artistic training, I still continue to practice performance poetry at local venues, and although my experiences with public speaking have reduced in the last year, my abilities on the stage have been remained absolute.