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Knoxville College (English)
Southern Illinois University (Master's)
Good Day!! I have a Master of Arts Degree in English and I, metaphorically speaking, have an ongoing "love affair" with the English language. Presently, I'm an adjunct college professor of English and my areas of expertise include: essay writing and basic composition, editing and proofreading, SAT writing preparation, English literature, and public speaking. Also, I have superior skills in oral and written communications, and I am confident I can help you improve your English language and writing skills. My target audience is middle school through college. Good Day!! I have a Master of Arts Degree in English and I, metaphorically speaking, have an ongoing "love affair" with the English language. Presently, I'm an adjunct college professor of English and my areas of expertise include:… Read more
Ms. Valerie is an excellent tutor! This is not merely an opinion, but rather it is supported by results. When my daughter began with Ms. Valerie, her writing skills were not strong, hence my seeking out a tutor. For my daughter's school writing assignments she was often unprepared, disorganized and uncertain. However, after only a few sessions with Ms. Valerie, we are seeing amazing and immediate results. This is documented the past two writing assignments, one in history and one in composition. On both assignments, my daughter earned an A and felt more confident and comfortable. Ms. Valerie has a way of reaching my daughter and unlocking her desire to learn. I sat in the last 10 minutes of my daughter's last tutoring session and was impressed by my daughter's focus and concentration. I attribute this to Ms. Valerie's style and capability. I am extremely satisfied with Ms. Valerie and the progress and learning experienced by my daughter.
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In addition to having been the president of my high school debate team, I also competed regionally in declamatory speaking contests. Since then my experience has included writing and editing speeches for executive-level business managers, whom I've also coached in public presentation. I also teach public presentation to college freshmen, middle school and high school students.
I've a Master of Arts degree in English and several years of college-level teaching experience as an adjunct professor in freshman composition. Note that I've also worked with students on the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.
Additionally, I'm a private business writing consultant for executive-level managers, and have produced various documents including policies/procedures manuals, speeches, analytical reports, and general correspondence.
My expertise in writing is enhanced by high performance standards, my passion for writing, and my sincere concern that recognition of its importance is waning.
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