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Althea T.

Tampa, FL

$35/hour

Effective University Professor Specializing in College Success Skills

Background check passed as of 12/19/14
5.0 average from 33 ratings
Highly recommended, absolutely no barriers in the learning process
— Don, Tampa, FL on 11/2/15

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New Jersey City University (NJCU)
BA
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Master's
Capella University
PhD

Education

New Jersey City University (NJCU) (BA)

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Master's)

Capella University (PhD)

About Althea

I effectively prepare students for college and assist them to succeed by especially improving their reading, writing, comprehension, and public speaking skills. Students respond positively to my teaching techniques that include vocabulary building, practice sessions, and assignments in addition to individualized and collective considerations. I help them to acquire necessary skills for achieving their intellectual and academic goals.

I am also highly effective in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Students greatly benefit from the acquisition of the four skills - Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Comprehension. I assist them in improving their academic as well as psychosocial skills and becoming competent users of the English language.

My academic background allowed me to teach at multiple education levels. It permitted me to learn foreign languages and facilitated my TESOL experience for more than 12 years. In the USA, I participated in Adult Literacy programs by tutoring international students. Students developed a love for literacy as they learned to read, write, and do mathematical computations. In South Korea, I enjoyed being an English Professor. I loved preparing Primary and Secondary teachers for certification, as well as teaching graduate and undergraduate students. I taught Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other majors, and many students were from China, Mongolia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and other countries. . Students enjoyed the practice session, especially because it improved their confidence. They did not only improve in retention and grades in English class but also in their other academic classes.

My Continuing Education students were accomplished professionals in the Military, Government, Business, Medicine, Farming, Education, and other professions. In my classroom, students loved to acquire skills for conversation, business, and academic purposes, particularly because I helped them to improve their academic and social skills and skills necessary for graduate school, professional development and career advancement.

Teaching in South Korea has made me greatly compassionate to my students, especially after I began to learn Korean and became a foreign student in a foreign language classroom.

I would love to teach you. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your academic, professional and career goals.
I effectively prepare students for college and assist them to succeed by especially improving their reading, writing, comprehension, and public speaking skills. Students respond positively to my teaching techniques that include vocabulary building, practice sessions, and assignments in addition to individualized and collective considerations. I Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Skipped lesson - 100% charge.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Tampa, FL 33612
Background Check: Passed

"Highly recommended, absolutely no barriers in the learning process"

- Don, Tampa, FL on 11/2/15
Althea replied on 11/6/2015

Thank you Don. You are an excellent student. keep up the good work!

"Great writer and understandable"

- Tamara, Cupertino, CA on 11/29/15
Althea replied on 11/30/2015

Thank you Tamara! I am so happy for you.

"Understanding"

- Melodi, Miami, FL on 11/1/15
Althea replied on 11/3/2015

Thank you Melody. I am happy to have helped you.

"She is an excellent professor, meet my expectations."

- Gildrette, Ruskin, FL on 10/8/15
Althea replied on 10/9/2015

Thank you Gildrette. I am happy to have met your expectations.

English:
English,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Business

My Business career is highlighted by a 15-year tenure of building businesses and developing organizations in both the private and public sectors. My professorship in Business and Business English in Higher Education also adds to my business portfolio as business students, professionals and owners acquired knowledge, skills, abilities and exposure to business. My practice allowed entrepreneurs to conduct business as well as engage in business development, enhancement and expansion. I have completed coursework in Business Management as well as Human Resources Management which provided knowledge and exposure to work and career development in the business arena.

English

I have been an English professor for many years. I have done English Composition 1, 2, & 3. I can help you to improve over and above your desired level.

Grammar

Students greatly benefit from my reflective, creative, and psychosocial approaches to teaching and learning Grammar. I prepare innovative materials, develop and implement assessment criteria, develop and administrate tests, perform test preparation, and taught Grammar, as well as Writing, College English, and Language Arts at Konyang University, St. Georges Cathedral Primary School, and Jersey City Public Library.

Students love my interactive practice sessions, innovative mnemonics, and other techniques that significantly stimulate their curiosity, memory and application of grammatical rules. They do not only learn Grammar; their writing, reading and speaking also become enhanced.

My academic portfolio is highlighted by:
Academic knowledge and training and certification as a Literacy Tutor.

(i) Grammar
New jersey City University

(ii) English Composition 1, 2, & 3
Berkeley College, USA

(ii) Language and Communication
University of Guyana, SA

(iii) Certified Literacy Tutor, Pro-Literacy of America

Public Speaking

Students greatly benefited from my reflective professor-practitioner approach to teaching and learning Public Speaking at Konyang University.

Included in my academic guidance was keen focus on audience, occasion, topic, content, and time. I used materials to effectively stimulate both curiosity and creativity and provided feedback that facilitated development of confidence, use of concise vocabulary, and effective delivery.

For example, I would use flash cards with words, topics, or occasions for impromptu speaking. Initially, students would not be open to spontaneity, but when I explained, and they began to experientially understand, that it facilitates creativity and builds confidence, they would welcome the activity and have fun critiquing one another as they became intellectually stimulated.

Students critically benefited from video presentations, personal demonstrations, and other simulations in my coaching sessions, especially in techniques for posture, eye contact, hand gestures, voice, and use of media. Because I also take a holistic approach to teaching and learning, I motivated them by both individualized and group consideration of academic, psychosocial and sociocultural needs and interests, and those students would develop an unexpected love for practice sessions. Shy students would often say, “I really thought I could not make it in your class, but I’m glad I stayed.”

Students used reflective journalling after each lesson, as well as prepared and delivered speeches on topic of interests for assignments, test preparation and final examinations.

I also provided personalized coaching for annual speech contests, and students significantly benefited from the interactiveness and psychosocial approach of my techniques and lessons.

Many of my peers, professors, and people in public settings have often complimented me on being an effective public speaker. I have acquired knowledge, honed skills, and enhanced my abilities in public speaking through academic and international speaking engagements.

My academic portfolio is highlighted by two certificates from the University of Guyana, South America:

(i) Communication and Effective Speaking

(ii) Language and Communication

Induction into the Georgetown Toast Master’s Club was the first prize for the end-of-program speech contests, and I was the winner of my contest!

I have also been a leader of debating teams in college championships and received Best Speaker and Best Debater awards, as well as became Valedictorian at Critchlow Labor College.

In the United States of America, I have enhanced my public speaking skills and abilities via courses in English Composition 1, 2, & 3; Communication; and Communication in Public Settings for my Bachelor’s and Master’s programs at the highly established Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Reading

Students greatly benefit from my reflective, creative and passionate approaches to teaching and learning Reading. For example, they draw on my passion, and become captivated by voice modulation and emotion. As in learning a language, they listen, learn new vocabulary, follow, and then burst out reading. As such, they develop confidence in reading and curiosity for knowledge.

I create interesting materials to facilitate vocabulary building, attention to detail, and critical thinking, and choose stimulating readings to sustain attention. They love the opportunity to choose books and passages and to choose topics that are exciting to them. In that way, they almost always develop a love for reading.

I also develop and implement assessment criteria, develop and administrate tests, conduct test preparation, and taught Reading at Konyang University, St. Georges Cathedral Primary, and Jersey City Public Library.

My academic portfolio is highlighted by,
(i) English Composition 1, 2, & 3
Berkeley College, USA

(ii) Language and Communication
University of Guyana, SA

(iii) Certified Literacy Tutor, Pro-Literacy of America.

Writing

Students learn best from my practice sessions. They especially like practice sessions when they write individually and receive individualized feedback. That way, they build confidence and become stimulated to write, particularly because they receive psychological empowerment.

They also greatly benefit by way of Grammar and Vocabulary enhancement.

One of my best techniques in Writing class is Reading.
I coined the phrase, " Good reader, Better writer."

Hence, students improve their reading skills and some even develop a love for reading.

Because I believe writing and reading are inextricably interwoven, I create and use materials that encourage contextual vocabulary building and facilitate reading comprehension. For example, I use interesting passages
and choose words for vocabulary building at the beginning of the lesson. Then students use those words to form sentences,
and write paragraphs with the sentences.

I develop and implement assessment criteria, develop and administrate tests, perform test preparation, and taught Writing, as well as Reading & Writing at Konyang University,
St. Georges C. Primary School, and Jersey City Public Library.

I received training and became a certified Tutor in Reading and Writing for ProLiteracy of America.
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My academic portfolio is highlighted by course work and Certification in:

(i) English Composition 1, 2, & 3, and Legal Writing
Berkeley College, USA

(iii) Creative Writing
New Jersey City University, USA

(ii) Language and Communication
University of Guyana, SA

(iii) Certified Literacy Tutor, Pro-Literacy of America.

New Jersey City University (NJCU)
BA
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Master's
Capella University
PhD

Education

New Jersey City University (NJCU) (BA)

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Master's)

Capella University (PhD)

Highly recommended, absolutely no barriers in the learning process

Remarkable skill sets. She brings both knowledge and impeccable communication skills blended together with a real humanitarian outlook. I strongly recommend her as a teacher, tutor, or mentor to facilitate learning. It would be a mistake to miss what she has to offer.

— Don, Tampa, FL on 11/2/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Skipped lesson - 100% charge.

Travel policy

Althea will travel within 20 miles of Tampa, FL 33612.