Salem State College (Communications)
Boston College (Master's)
Johanna Edelson (Graduate Coursework)
In my fifteen years of teaching and tutoring experience, I have worked with middle school, high school, and college students. I hold a Master's Degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College, and I am certified to teach both English as a Second Language and English Language Arts in Massachusetts.
Currently, I teach middle school and high school, and I also work as a consultant for a college admission company. I am creative in my approach, willing to go the extra mile for you, and I am very patient. I don't want you to give up - you can succeed! In my fifteen years of teaching and tutoring experience, I have worked with middle school, high school, and college students. I hold a Master's Degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College, and I am certified to teach both English as a Second Language and English Language Arts in Massachusetts.
Johanna was very patient and worked well with my son on his college essay prompt. He now has more confidence to be able to take the next step forward for drafting an essay with her.
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For the last eight years I've been working as a college essay editor for a local college admissions company. In this role, I work with high school seniors from around the U.S. on multiple drafts of college admissions essays and essay supplements. In addition to this role, I've been an English/ESL teacher for the past fifteen years.
I have fifteen years of experience teaching and tutoring English, and I've worked with students from the elementary level all the way to the college level. In addition, I hold a Master's Degree from Boston College. Finally, I'm creative, patient, and effective and can motivate students to reach their full potential.
I've been teaching ESL at the middle and high school level for the past five years. My students come from a variety of countries and continents, and they have varying levels of English proficiency. Additionally, I'm a consultant for a TOEFL test preparation company.
As an advisor for adults returning to get their high school diplomas, I work with many students who haven't learned how to use a computer before. They're often terrified to use the computer, and I guide them through the basics with patience and care. My computer knowledge is varied, and I can teach the basics and more advanced material comfortably.
Many students today are visual learners, so I often use PowerPoint to introduce a lesson and get students interested. In addition, I am experienced importing graphics and video, and I know how to grab the audience's attention with a well-thought out presentation. I was taught that PowerPoint means "the power of the point." This means that the electronic piece is just a guideline; you are still giving a presentation without reading every word from the screen.
For three semesters, I taught a course on using technology like Microsoft Word at a local college. I've worked with students who have minimal computer experience, as well as those with some computer knowledge. Additionally, I'm experienced in helping adults learn how to use Microsoft Word.
I've been teaching reading comprehension strategies to middle and high school students for almost fifteen years. In addition, I've been using the Project Read curriculum to teach Phonics rules to English Language Learners. My phonemic awareness experience combined with my reading comprehension experience, makes me an excellent candidate to help you or your child succeed in reading!
I graduated from college with a major in Communications and a minor in Spanish. I taught beginner high school Spanish before I began teaching English twelve years ago. I've tutored a variety of students in beginning Spanish over the past fifteen years.
When you don't know the correct answer, knowing how to eliminate incorrect answers is another important skills that can help with test taking. Being able to manage your time and pull all of your resources together to make a plan for studying is essential. Finally, planning skills are useful when preparing to write important essays. I can help you learn how to use all of these skills to improve your performance.