Over 500 tutoring hours

Alison M.

Huntersville, NC

$45/hr

Helping students excel beyond their expectations

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199 Ratings
 
 
15hrs Response Time
Kind, professional, and welcoming
— Gina, Mooresville, NC on 6/17/15

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Taylor University, Oral Roberts University
Northwestern University - Medill School of Journalism
Master's
Trinity International University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Taylor University, Oral Roberts University

Northwestern University - Medill School of Journalism (Master's)

Trinity International University (Graduate Coursework)

About Alison

I am passionate about helping students succeed in reaching their academic goals and, ultimately, their professional goals. I have been an educator my entire career—as a teacher, tutor, teacher-trainer and as founder and director of a university School of Journalism on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and a School of Government & International Studies in Switzerland.

I have a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Oxford Seminars. I have taught conversational English to high school exchange students, international university students, wives of Ph.D. students, and working professionals who have been transferred to the US. In addition, I tutor in GRE (Graduate Record Exam) test preparation and in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), helping students strengthen their skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing. Presently I am teaching adults, high school students and children.

The subjects I teach are ESL/ESOL, TOEFL, SAT and GRE test preparation, reading, writing, journalism, history, government and international studies. I also do editing and proofreading for individuals, organizations and corporations.

My students, who have come from 35 nations, feel very comfortable with me. They know I take a sincere interest in them and am committed to help them excel beyond their expectations. They comment that they appreciate the high standards I set for myself and for them. I love to see students’ faces light up as they learn new concepts, master practical skills and gain new-found confidence.

My academic background is a B.A. degree in Religious Education, a Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, and coursework toward a Ph.D. in Education and Intercultural Studies. I have studied five languages, including French at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. I enjoy working with students and professionals of all age levels and nationalities.

I am committed to excellence in facilitating students’ love of learning and pursuit of their academic and professional goals. I believe that’s what teaching is all about.
I am passionate about helping students succeed in reaching their academic goals and, ultimately, their professional goals. I have been an educator my entire career—as a teacher, tutor, teacher-trainer and as founder and director of a university School of Journalism on Capitol Hill in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Huntersville, NC 28078
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Kind, professional, and welcoming "

- Gina, Mooresville, NC on 6/17/15

"Awesome Teacher"

- Cole, Terrell, NC on 9/15/14

"Alison has been very patient and innovative."

- Xiaojuan, Cornelius, NC on 11/20/13

"Great SAT tutor."

- Patricia, Mooresville, NC on 6/8/13

"Very pleased, wonderful with social studies, and geography!"

- Tina, Cornelius, NC on 6/5/13
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Reading
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Taylor University, Oral Roberts University
Northwestern University - Medill School of Journalism
Master's
Trinity International University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Taylor University, Oral Roberts University

Northwestern University - Medill School of Journalism (Master's)

Trinity International University (Graduate Coursework)

Kind, professional, and welcoming — So far we are sooo pleased with Alison! My Italian cousin immediately felt comfortable with her and is already learning so much. I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you Alison, and I truly look forward to working with you over the next few weeks. ...

— Gina, Mooresville, NC on 6/17/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alison will travel within 25 miles of Huntersville, NC 28078.

Background Check Status for Alison M.

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