George Mason University (English Literature)
One of the aspects I love most about tutoring is helping students realize their full potential - whether it is learning grammar for the first time, becoming proficient in reading comprehension, studying for an AP English exam, writing a college essay, or mastering presentations in Excel and PowerPoint.
I hold a BA in English Literature from George Mason University, where I was in the Golden Key Honor Society. English Literature is still a subject I love to teach, but it isn't the only one! I've helped younger students with reading comprehension, grammar, usage, writing skills and study skills. I have also taught formal classes and tutored a variety of middle and high school English and Technology classes including:
- Gifted and Talented After School Training: Maximizing Language Arts and Literary Skills at a young age with a focus on reading comprehension and grammar
- English Classes for Middle School: Basic, Remedial and Advanced Middle School English, Study Skills, Classical Rhetoric and Composition
- English Classes for High School: Basic, Remedial and Advanced High School English including: Rhetoric & Composition, Honors and AP English, American Literature, British Literature
- Classes and Seminars for Adults: Computing (Basic Computing, Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Technology & Education Seminars
I also recognize that today's learning has been transformed by technology. As technology has evolved and changed, students have an increasing need to understand how to use technology, apps, and websites in their studies. Understanding how to connect technology with study skills is just one component of success for today's students. Learning new technology, and how it fits into learning more effectively has been a learning experience for me, too, as I continue to research ways of helping middle school, high school and adults with a variety of strategies, apps, and tools to assist students academically.
Tutoring isn't just subject matter. Each time I begin a tutoring position, I take time to listen to the student so that I understand both their needs and the specific skills they hope to master. I try to make learning more fun. Often I've collected, designed and shared resources with parents and students so they can continue to learn at their own pace. Of course, students often have their own resources for AP, SAT and ACT classes, and those are resources written and designed for success. So, I ask both parents and students what resources they are using in advance so I can be prepared in advance...and I never bill for preparation, only for time tutored.
I care about integrity and I care about student feedback, so I ask regularly for feedback to make sure I am serving students to the best of my ability. To help students learn, I have a dedicated study in my home with a lovely set of french doors, so that students have privacy and quiet during each tutoring session. I can also travel to locations close by when it better serves individual students.
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Carol has been working with our 7 year old on her reading fluency. Carol is very positive and makes learning fun for our daughter. She is very creative in her lessons and passionate about what she does.
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