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Ecole Normale Superieure: Universite Nationale du Benin
English and Spanish
University of Durham, UK
Master's
-Ball State University, Muncie, IN
PhD

Education

Ecole Normale Superieure: Universite Nationale du Benin (English and Spanish)

University of Durham, UK (Master's)

-Ball State University, Muncie, IN (PhD)

About Desire

With my academic education and professional training rooted in English and Applied Linguistics, I have received degrees from universities in Europe, Africa, and the United States of America. In fact, a Master's in English and Spanish Education (from Africa), another Master's in Applied Linguistics--with special reference to English Language Teaching (From England), a third Master's in Information and Communication Sciences (From Ball State University), and a PhD in English with focus on Applied Linguistics and TESOL (from Ball State University in Muncie, IN) constitute the solid rock foundation upon which my professional career has been built over the years.

I have tutored as a volunteer for more than a decade in the Durham and Wake counties public school systems in elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. I have tutored ESL students in Pearsontown Elementary School in Durham, English, French, and ESL in North Garner Middle School, and French in Garner Magnet High School. I also continue to tutor in French and Spanish as a volunteer at Shaw University, where I have been teaching English for the past fifteen years. Tutoring is a rewarding experience as long as you develop a passion for it and are willing to keep learning so that you may improve on your personal skills.

I have native-speaker competencies in French; I also have taught Spanish in High School, and I have taught speech for several years. In addition, I received a Master's in Information and Communication Sciences from Ball State University in Muncie, IN.

I have been in the English teaching business from High School to Higher Education for three decades. I have all credentials required by SACS, the accrediting agency for Schools and Colleges in the South.

Please feel free to contact me to learn more about what I can do to assist you personally. My tutoring is customized to best suit your academic needs.
With my academic education and professional training rooted in English and Applied Linguistics, I have received degrees from universities in Europe, Africa, and the United States of America. In fact, a Master's in English and Spanish Education (from Africa), another Master's in Applied Linguistics--with special reference to English Language Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I have reduced my rate from $65 to $45t. This is a $25.00 discount and is very competitive for my areas of expertise and my decades of teaching and tutoring experience.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Raleigh, NC 27610
English:
English,
Reading
Language:
French, Spanish,
Speech
Elementary Education:
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I am a full Professor of English and have been Chair of the Department of Humanities at a college level from 2009 to 2016. My academic background is a doctorate (Ph.D.) in English. I also hold a Master's degree in Information and Communication Sciences.

Reading

I am very familiar with AP English. In fact, I have been an AP English reader with ETS-College Board since 2005. I also have served as Table Leader for the past six years during AP English scoring sessions.

Spanish

I received a Master's in both English and Spanish Education, and this degree qualified me to teach high school Spanish for more than a decade. Because foreign languages were required in graduate school, Spanish and French were a natural choice for me when I was studying for my doctorate in English and Applied Linguistics at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Ecole Normale Superieure: Universite Nationale du Benin
English and Spanish
University of Durham, UK
Master's
-Ball State University, Muncie, IN
PhD

Education

Ecole Normale Superieure: Universite Nationale du Benin (English and Spanish)

University of Durham, UK (Master's)

-Ball State University, Muncie, IN (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I have reduced my rate from $65 to $45t. This is a $25.00 discount and is very competitive for my areas of expertise and my decades of teaching and tutoring experience.

Travel policy

Desire will travel within 20 miles of Raleigh, NC 27610.