Miami University Ohio (Communication and Theatre)
University of South Florida - College of Education (Master's)
University of South Florida - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (PhD)
I have a PhD in English and have been teaching Composition and Literature at the university level for 25 years. A few years ago, I started tutoring private high school students from non-native families to bring their writing up to standards for the IB degree. That work branched into helping students review/learn the grammar, writing, reading, and general testing skills needed to be successful on the ACT/SAT tests for college. I also work with non-native speakers (adults as well as children) who are needing to improve their English language skills. Using workbooks available at the local bookstore, we work together to improve the writing, reading, speaking, testing skills that need help!
I have a PhD in English and have been teaching Composition and Literature at the university level for 25 years. A few years ago, I started tutoring private high school students from non-native families to bring their writing up to standards for the IB degree. That work branched into helping students review/learn the grammar, writing, reading, and
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I have a PhD in English, which enables me to help students with all but the math aspects of the ACT exam, though the test-taking tips I provide during our sessions apply to any section of the standardized tests. I have been helping students prepare for ACT exams for over 4 years now and have helped every one to improve her or his scores on the exams.
With a PhD in English and over 25 years experience teaching English at the University level, I have had success helping students improve their ACT scores. For the past 5 years, I have been tutoring high school students in test prep for ACT and other exams.
For several years, I served the University of Tampa in their Counseling Office, initially placing incoming students into their first semester of courses to ensure they were headed for success in college and in their major. The job expanded with me checking graduating seniors to ensure they had met the requirements of their major for their degree, and helping them, as needed, with their plans for graduate school, which, for many of them, included getting into medical school.
I have a PhD in English and over 25 years experience teaching English at the University level. In addition, I have 5 years experience tutoring high school students in English and test prep for ACT, SAT, FCAT.
Since 2004, I have been working for a major relocation assistance company, providing ESL training, as needed. Students included people relocating from China, the Philippines, Mexico, France, Italy, and Spain to work at various companies here in America. Training can be provided in reading, writing, speaking, and test preparation, as needed to meet the individual's situation.
I have been editing others' work for over 30 years, both within the university classroom and without, helping them improve their language and ensure the point being made is clearly conveyed. In 2012, Palgrave/Macmillan published a book I co-edited on the Harry Potter series.
In addition to having 18 contact hours of graduate level courses in Communication, I taught the subject at the University of Tampa for 8 years. Courses taught included general Oral Communication (basic public speaking) and Business Communication (public speaking geared toward business situations).
I have been using QuickBooks for a non-profit business for the past 15 years. In the process, I have successfully figured out to use the program best to create the kinds of reports needed for the business while logically keeping track of income and expenses for audit purposes.
With my PhD in English and my experience teaching English at the University level, I have been successful helping students improve their reading skills. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I have had articles and chapters published in various journals and books that I would be happy to share if anyone is interested.
My PhD in Literature has been quite helpful as I work with students to improve their active reading skills in order to improve their scores on the Reading portions of the SAT exams.
With a PhD in English and over 20 years experience teaching students college-level composition, I am well-positioned to help students improve their writing skills in preparation for the SATs. My own publication list includes over 50 essays, articles, and reviews published in various places.
The first key qualification for this area is my bachelor's degree in Theatre. However, the better qualification is found in the 30 plus years I have been working in the theater community, analyzing plays as an actor, designer, and director, in preparation for putting them on the stage in performance. The knowledge in this area is augmented by my PhD studies, which had "Drama" as one of the 3 areas of expertise for the exams required to earn the degree.
The TOEFL exam requires an understanding of basic English reading, writing, listening, and speaking. My 25+ years of experience teaching English and public speaking have served me well in helping students prepare for this exam.
I have a PhD in English and have been teaching Advanced Composition, Business and Professional Writing, and Technical Writing for over 20 years. In addition, I have a long list of publications on a variety of topics in a variety of journals and edited books that I would be happy to provide, if requested. I am intimately familiar with both the APA and MLA styles of writing, and I have access to the Chicago Style Manual as well, should that one be needed.