Your Wordwright: facilitates original thinking
Your Wordwright: facilitates original thinking
As a teacher, I love sharing the pleasures of learning with others. Of course, as a 'special credit' graduate for my first degree, and 'summa cum laude for my second,' I understood that passage through graduate and PhD programs would require even more hard work. The effort always proved worthwhile though, and for 14 years I also enjoyed tutoring at university and college level, especially because such work is cross-disciplinary. The experience has deepened my appreciation and knowledge of...
As a teacher, I love sharing the pleasures of learning with others. Of course, as a 'special credit' graduate for my first degree, and 'summa cum laude for my second,' I understood that passage through graduate and PhD programs would require even more hard work. The effort always proved worthwhile though, and for 14 years I also enjoyed tutoring at university and college level, especially because such work is cross-disciplinary. The experience has deepened my appreciation and knowledge of what surrounds and informs language, even as my students have realized their potentials and achieved successful grades: whether 'he' was a Russian polishing a dissertation in Oceanography, or 'she' was an American completing a thesis on ESL Education.
That is why I specialize in English language, literature, and writing: my interest reaches to all subjects which inform those arts. It extends from classical and Biblical rhetoric and themes, through socio-historical and philosophical contexts, all the way to present-day science and “pop” culture. My background knowledge arises from this inter-disciplinary base; however, whether students focus on GRE vocabulary, college essays, theses, dissertations, or material for publication, my goal is always to enhance their ownership of the undertaking.
To this end, I may coach in skills such as word choice, sentence fluency, idea development, content, organization, argument, or voice. To deepen interest in projects, academic writing often involves reading and identifying intertextual relationships, so I also support conventional use of reference and research materials. Thus empowering students to interpret, evaluate,and interact with their worlds, my tutoring caters to individual requirements.
As my personal standards are high, I ask for feedback that will help tailor my methodology to individual learning styles. The rationale is: “When you succeed, I have succeeded.” Such is the beauty of one-on-one tutoring; when our work results in high grades, I am as happy as the student is.
Very supportive and knowledgable
Joanna is a great tutor! She is very prepared and knowledgeable. She explained the origin of vocabularies to help me better understanding and remembering new words. I look forward to having more lessons with her.Betty, 2 lessons with Joanna
The Doctor is in.
Impressed with Joanna's advert on Wyzant, I selected her for I want that deep thorough education. Later on I ran across how students rated her as a teacher and became somewhat wary due to the criticism of some students but inspired by others. What I found in our session is that both views are true. That yes, Joanna has human limitations - don't we all - but that if I allowed myself to get past them - for they aren't biggies - that I had a deep experience. To be clear, I am highly enthusiastic about Joanna as a teacher and as a person. Her understanding of literature is deeply rooted in the classics of English literature (Chaucer, Sir Gawain, Shakespeare for starts) as well as in religious literature and how the Bible is at the basis of literature in the English language. And then there is her spiritual side which was quite unexpected for I thought that someone who is so academically qualified would lack the heart of a poet or is it the soul of a Saint. And all of his before I even mention a word about her as a writing tutor which I will leave to you to imagine and discover for yourself. I will give a hint here as well in that as a tutor she again is deeply knowledgeable and .... well, I could say lots of wonderful things here, but I would like to underscore one in particular. What distinguishes joanna from other great teachers - yes, there are many other great teachers; I hope you find what works best for you. - that were Joanna a physician, she would be able to quickly diagnose what is wrong and prescribe a solution (or in her case a set of solutions). Appreciating Joanna's depth and openness is a mirror of your own. And even here again Joanna is a conduit to personal growth. All that in one package with a pleasant British accent. P.S. - The hourly rate Joanna charges is way below the norm though her value is way above the norm. That is Joanna is a bargain. Grab the opportunity.Stuart, 4 lessons with Joanna
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