Kutztown University (English)
Middlesex University, London, England (Master's)
I am an experienced teacher certified in MA, PA, and the UK. My students - both in classes and in individual tutoring - typically produce scores on standardized tests that are well above average. In addition to teaching and tutoring, I have also graded papers for the Oxford and Cambridge Exam Board in England and for Pearson in the USA.
I like tutoring in particular because I have found that nothing helps students as much as one-to-one attention - it allows me to tailor each lesson for each student's particular needs. Parents notice that their students enjoy their sessions with me and even begin to want to read and/or write more.
Students sometimes tell me that they don't like reading but I find that the reason is often that they have never found a book that appeals to their own interests. I take pride in the fact that I can usually talk to a student about his or her interests and then find a book that he or she will actually enjoy reading.
My particular strengths are in literature (particularly poetry, 19th and 20th Century Novel, and Shakespeare) and language. My grammar skills are strong and, therefore, allow me to help students to improve their grammar. I can also help students to improve their ability to analyze literature and to write about it in clearly structured analytical essays. I love learning and continue to study as well as read literature. Shakespeare is, however, my favorite and the subject of many of the books on my shelves.
I taught in England for some years. I was an English teacher for students aged 12 to 18 and I also taught Media Studies at GCSE and A-level. For several years I was Head of Media Studies at a Comprehensive School in West London.
If you have a particular area that you would like to develop, please contact me to find out how I can help you. Let's talk. I am an experienced teacher certified in MA, PA, and the UK. My students - both in classes and in individual tutoring - typically produce scores on standardized tests that are well above average. In addition to teaching and tutoring, I have also graded papers for the Oxford and Cambridge Exam Board in England and for Pearson in the USA.
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I have degrees in English and in English education. I have successfully taught and tutored students who have then succeeded in standardized tests including PSAT, SAT, and AP Literature.
I have strong grammar skills and have developed ways to help students understand the logic behind using correct grammar.
I am very well read, particularly in classic literature and Shakespeare, and am able to help students to fully understand the texts they read in school.
I have twenty years' experience as an English teacher and have successfully coached many students in improving their reading skills.
I have taught both essay writing and creative writing at the high school level. I am able to help students find their own voice and to write with elegance and authority.