Eastern Michigan University (English)
Grand Valley State U. (Master's)
I've been teaching high school English for the past 14 years and still enjoy it. I understand English is not every student's favorite subject but good communication skills can make life so much easier. Ten years ago I completed a Master's degree in which I focused on preparing students for the ACT test. Now I've taught various forms of ACT prep for the past 10 years.
Just last year I started tutoring students and enjoy working with individuals who have a goal in mind. Sitting in a class can be boring for the student but when there is a goal and a reason to get extra help, motivation is no longer an issue. This makes my end of the work fun and rewarding.
I have also been a speech and debate coach for the past 14 years. I have had a few state champions and MANY students who have received generous scholarships because of their public speaking abilities.
You will find I am very easy to work with. We are all busy and sometimes events come up that are beyond our control. Although I require 24 hours to cancel, we can work together to make up a session. The goal is to get you better grades and a better standardized test score.
I am starting my 15th year in a high school classroom. I've taught grades 9 though 12. Test prep and tutoring have become a passion.
When I heard of this website I thought, "What a great idea!" This is a way for you as a student to get one on one time with a teacher type who wants to get your grades and scores up. This gives you confidence and boosts everything you do. I've been teaching high school English for the past 14 years and still enjoy it. I understand English is not every student's favorite subject but good communication skills can make life so much easier. Ten years ago I completed a Master's degree in which I focused on preparing students for
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I have taught Debate and Forensics for the past 14 years. Forensics consists of 12 categories of competitive speech. In my class we cover all types of debate and have competed at the state and even national levels. In forensics, my teams are consistently ranked as one of the top 15 in the state.