Yale College cum laude (African American Stu)
Harvard University (MEd)
Nova Southeastern University (EdD)
I focus on several areas focusing on speaking and writing English, both for English and non-English native speakers, from elementary age to adult learners. I help students identify and implement a study plan for entrance examinations. These exams typically test knowledge obtained over years of learning. The challenge is comfort in taking such tests and strategies that minimize frustration. In addition, I delight in helping adult learners who are master's or doctoral level learners preparing theses or dissertations.
For a number of years, I have helped students, both English and non-native English speaking students, prepare for entrance exams, developmental courses, and admissions and scholarship essays. I have substantial experience in preparing students to take SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT entrance examinations, especially verbal sections and test prep skills in a variety of community and college settings.
Besides instructional experience with elementary to doctoral students, I have scored ISATs (Institutional SATs) as an INS certified foreign student advisor. Because I have also lived in a different culture and tutored children from families where English is not the first language, I am more familiar than most with learning to speak proficiently a foreign language. I have also been an adult learner balancing work, family, and studies.
When at all possible, I use hybrid methods to individualize instruction and to target feedback and practice as well as face-to-face instruction. It is usually helpful to work with students initially to find out where the student is and where he or she needs to be as soon as possible.
I welcome opportunities to provide technical assistance to learners preparing or proofing theses or dissertations including action research, and as a reader of final manuscripts.
I seek to make the learning experience one that meets the learner's short and long term goals. I focus on several areas focusing on speaking and writing English, both for English and non-English native speakers, from elementary age to adult learners. I help students identify and implement a study plan for entrance examinations. These exams typically test knowledge obtained over years of learning. The challenge is comfort in taking such
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For more than 10 years, I have helped students develop their writing skills, especially for college entrance exams and admissions or scholarship essays. In addition to preparing for the exams, I encourage developing an essay to put those skills into practice. Writing is a valuable skill for college entry as well as career promotion. Even though my daughter did not like to write, she learned hiw valuable it is in earning scholarships. Now, she publishes research as a medical doctor. If I can help you, I am happy todo so.