Anderson University (English)
Over the past four years, I have been an educator, and not just in a classroom. When I began college, I was a dance teacher in a studio. A couple years later, I became a trainer for a coffee company and a restaurant. This past summer was spent in Beijing, where I taught English in a classroom of twenty-one Chinese college students. Teaching has been my life's work, and I cannot imagine a career with a greater reward.
Despite the fact that my primary experience has been in more classroom-type settings, I personally prefer smaller settings in which to educate. Tutoring allows me to focus my attention on one student, which helps them achieve greater strides in their academic journey.
If there is one thing that my former students would say of me, it would be that I am an encourager. It is my greatest desire to see students overcome any obstacle which may accompany learning, and because of that, I will always uplift and cheer on a willing learner.
I am a lover of the written word, and because of that, I spent my college years studying English! I'm a vivacious reader, and I am a proficient writer, particularly in literary analysis. Because of the years spent studying literature, my academic skills in grammatical correctness were sharpened.
As I previously mentioned, I spent my summer as a volunteer teacher in Beijing, China. I acquired practical teaching skills in an ESL classroom, and my heart for international students grew ten times larger!
I'm a firm believer in context. If someone does not understand the context of what they are learning, then their foundation of learning is shaky. In my lessons, I make sure to give a full, contextual understanding of materials before really digging into it with my students. Particularly in Bible lessons, contextual understanding is a huge component of studying this complex, inspired Word, and I place a lot of emphasis on the history of the passages.
I am generally available Monday-Friday from 9am-8pm, and will travel to meet with students as needed. My rate is $45/hr., but this rate may increase depending upon travel expenses.
I look forward to hearing from you! Over the past four years, I have been an educator, and not just in a classroom. When I began college, I was a dance teacher in a studio. A couple years later, I became a trainer for a coffee company and a restaurant. This past summer was spent in Beijing, where I taught English in a
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As an English major, I spent much of my time reviewing papers, correcting grammatical mistakes, and receiving correction from my peers and professors. Grammar, as small as it may seem, can hugely impact student success in writing; it is vital that they understand grammatical correctness.
Literature teaches not only the history and culture of society, but it teaches moral lessons and universal truths about mankind. I spent much of my college career being exposed to many different types of literature, such as American, Latin American, and British works. Students may benefit from the knowledge I have acquired in this particular area of my field.
Reading is a prominent portion of my educational history, and continues to impact my daily life. Reading is not only an academic skill, but wonderful pastime for me, and I hope to impart my love of reading onto my students. In my experience, those who do not enjoy reading are forced to read materials beyond what their education has allowed them to truly understand or appreciate; if students are to enjoy reading, they must be given materials relevant to them, as well as materials that challenge their perspective and understanding of the world.
Learning new vocabulary words is fun! Ever since I was young, I enjoyed looking for "big" words in the dictionary and inserted them into my daily conversations. Vocabulary makes our conversations colorful, and students who are able to speak with a diverse vocabulary will develop conversational skills that will not only benefit them in the classroom, but in the professional world.