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Michelle V.

24-Year Teacher of Writing, Literature, ESL Learners, K to adult

24-Year Teacher of Writing, Literature, ESL Learners, K to adult

$45/hour

  • 10 hours tutoring

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Hello, my new student! I am ready to help you!

I have served as a teacher for 24 years. I have taught grades k through adult. I am positive, honest, and patient. I am a problem-solver and critical thinker, and I have a great deal of experience. Most of all, I believe in the saying, "Be kind and have courage" (Anne Frank & Cinderella). I also have a sense of humor.

I am an active teacher. This summer, I helped special need students (elementary and secondary) have fun and learn new things...

Hello, my new student! I am ready to help you!

I have served as a teacher for 24 years. I have taught grades k through adult. I am positive, honest, and patient. I am a problem-solver and critical thinker, and I have a great deal of experience. Most of all, I believe in the saying, "Be kind and have courage" (Anne Frank & Cinderella). I also have a sense of humor.

I am an active teacher. This summer, I helped special need students (elementary and secondary) have fun and learn new things in their summer programs in my local school district. I also teach English second language learners remotely. I taught a course in basic writing and using rhetorical strategies.

During the school year, I am the busiest with student requests for help with essay writing to respond to literary prompts.

It's easier to say what I have not taught: physics, trig/calculus, and medicine.

My subject areas do include: English Language Arts; phonics; ESL; writing (basic composition, advanced essay, college application essays, research, advanced writing such as critique and synthesis, and graduate research); academic integrity; business writing (including resumes, cover letters, memos, reports, email, etc.); grammar; PSAT/SAT prep; literature (fiction, short stories, drama, poetry, novels); ethics; organizational behavior; time management; coping and life skills; skills for the college-bound student; elder care; mindfulness; history; French; philosophy; entrepreneurship; and marketing.

I am a dog lover! I live by the sea, and this inspires me! I love music and I love singing!

Please contact me here at Wyzant. I look forward to working with you!


Education

Villanova University
English
Widener University
MEd
Walden University Higher Education
Graduate Coursework

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Business

Career Development

Career Development

I taught a career unit to my high school seniors. I supported resume writers in a technical college on Pennsylvania. I have performed freelance resume and cover letter writing, proofreading, and editing for twenty years.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I taught a career unit to my high school seniors. I supported resume writers in a technical college on Pennsylvania. I have performed freelance resume and cover letter writing, proofreading, and editing for twenty years.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been teaching grammar for 24 years. When I was in elementary school, I learned grammar very well. However, in high school, I was placed into Honors English. We were all told: "Read this novel. Write about it." That was it. We did not really cover grammar. When I began teaching, I re-taught myself all of the grammar I needed. I have become accustomed to teaching grammar with stories to make these intangible symbols come alive. I use examples to demonstrate. I have graded/proofread over 80,000 essays during my time teaching college/university. I'm ready to help you.
Proofreading

Proofreading

During my 24 years as an educator, I served at the college/university level for 13 years. On average, I taught 8 sections per semester, and each of about 20 students had to complete at least 5 essays formed from 3 drafts for each of the 5 essays. I did the math, once, and I have read, proofread, and offered detailed corrections for both content and mechanics, for about 80,000 papers. Additionally, I have proofread about thirty articles for a spoken podcast and its accompanying blog. I know what I am looking for. I know how to keep academic integrity intact, and I know how to teach you to revise and edit. Proofreading does not scare me. I think this is one of my superpowers. I am ready to help you!

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

I have been teaching grammar for 24 years. When I was in elementary school, I learned grammar very well. However, in high school, I was placed into Honors English. We were all told: "Read this novel. Write about it." That was it. We did not really cover grammar. When I began teaching, I re-taught myself all of the grammar I needed. I have become accustomed to teaching grammar with stories to make these intangible symbols come alive. I use examples to demonstrate. I have graded/proofread over 80,000 essays during my time teaching college/university. I'm ready to help you.

English

English,

English

I have taught Language Arts/English; composition; writing sentences to paragraphs to essays; phonics; reading; speaking/presentations; completing a book report; studying literature, and writing critical, research, and rhetorical essays. I'm quite valuable to have around, because during the past four years, I have been tutoring online for students throughout the USA and globally. I am very aware of the way assignments are constructed, and every single step is important. I can help you. I have worked with ages 3 through adult. Communication is not easy today: the words must be yours, sincere, and inspiring.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been teaching grammar for 24 years. When I was in elementary school, I learned grammar very well. However, in high school, I was placed into Honors English. We were all told: "Read this novel. Write about it." That was it. We did not really cover grammar. When I began teaching, I re-taught myself all of the grammar I needed. I have become accustomed to teaching grammar with stories to make these intangible symbols come alive. I use examples to demonstrate. I have graded/proofread over 80,000 essays during my time teaching college/university. I'm ready to help you.
Literature,

Literature

Originally, I majored in psychology while I was an undergraduate. As I took more and more classes, I found out I had to keep a pet rat, and gauge its reactions to unpleasant stimuli. This was not for me. I switched my major to English. Henceforth, I learned quite a bit about psychology - but from the glorious characters and stories, poems, dramas, lyrics, and novels that I have enjoyed. I know how to interpret literature, even for any brand new pieces of literature I have never read before. Interpretation is a skill, much like detective work, and I can teach you. I really enjoy the critical thinking, and I enjoy helping my students work on their literature essays.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

During my 24 years as an educator, I served at the college/university level for 13 years. On average, I taught 8 sections per semester, and each of about 20 students had to complete at least 5 essays formed from 3 drafts for each of the 5 essays. I did the math, once, and I have read, proofread, and offered detailed corrections for both content and mechanics, for about 80,000 papers. Additionally, I have proofread about thirty articles for a spoken podcast and its accompanying blog. I know what I am looking for. I know how to keep academic integrity intact, and I know how to teach you to revise and edit. Proofreading does not scare me. I think this is one of my superpowers. I am ready to help you!
Writing

Writing

I began writing poetry when I was seven that included themes of social justice. In high school, I became the Features Editor for my school newspaper. Since then, I have majored in English as an undergraduate, and I majored in English education for my graduate studies. I have learned and I have taught how to develop interesting, academically sound essays with supporting evidence that are documented. I have taught all of the rhetorical modes, as well as critique, analysis, synthesis, summary, paraphrase, speech-writing, podcast writing, business writing (emails, cover letters, resumes), and post-graduate doctoral level writing and graduate-level research proposals. I have taught my students how to develop a portfolio. I've written my own blog for fun. Most importantly, I've made it a point to meet authors and read their work about how they complete their writing tasks, such as Stephen King, Jennifer Weiner, and Joyce Carol Oates. Writers are heroes! I'm ready to help you be your own hero. You can do it.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught Language Arts/English; composition; writing sentences to paragraphs to essays; phonics; reading; speaking/presentations; completing a book report; studying literature, and writing critical, research, and rhetorical essays. I'm quite valuable to have around, because during the past four years, I have been tutoring online for students throughout the USA and globally. I am very aware of the way assignments are constructed, and every single step is important. I can help you. I have worked with ages 3 through adult. Communication is not easy today: the words must be yours, sincere, and inspiring.
Writing

Writing

I began writing poetry when I was seven that included themes of social justice. In high school, I became the Features Editor for my school newspaper. Since then, I have majored in English as an undergraduate, and I majored in English education for my graduate studies. I have learned and I have taught how to develop interesting, academically sound essays with supporting evidence that are documented. I have taught all of the rhetorical modes, as well as critique, analysis, synthesis, summary, paraphrase, speech-writing, podcast writing, business writing (emails, cover letters, resumes), and post-graduate doctoral level writing and graduate-level research proposals. I have taught my students how to develop a portfolio. I've written my own blog for fun. Most importantly, I've made it a point to meet authors and read their work about how they complete their writing tasks, such as Stephen King, Jennifer Weiner, and Joyce Carol Oates. Writers are heroes! I'm ready to help you be your own hero. You can do it.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught Language Arts/English; composition; writing sentences to paragraphs to essays; phonics; reading; speaking/presentations; completing a book report; studying literature, and writing critical, research, and rhetorical essays. I'm quite valuable to have around, because during the past four years, I have been tutoring online for students throughout the USA and globally. I am very aware of the way assignments are constructed, and every single step is important. I can help you. I have worked with ages 3 through adult. Communication is not easy today: the words must be yours, sincere, and inspiring.
Writing

Writing

I began writing poetry when I was seven that included themes of social justice. In high school, I became the Features Editor for my school newspaper. Since then, I have majored in English as an undergraduate, and I majored in English education for my graduate studies. I have learned and I have taught how to develop interesting, academically sound essays with supporting evidence that are documented. I have taught all of the rhetorical modes, as well as critique, analysis, synthesis, summary, paraphrase, speech-writing, podcast writing, business writing (emails, cover letters, resumes), and post-graduate doctoral level writing and graduate-level research proposals. I have taught my students how to develop a portfolio. I've written my own blog for fun. Most importantly, I've made it a point to meet authors and read their work about how they complete their writing tasks, such as Stephen King, Jennifer Weiner, and Joyce Carol Oates. Writers are heroes! I'm ready to help you be your own hero. You can do it.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I began writing poetry when I was seven that included themes of social justice. In high school, I became the Features Editor for my school newspaper. Since then, I have majored in English as an undergraduate, and I majored in English education for my graduate studies. I have learned and I have taught how to develop interesting, academically sound essays with supporting evidence that are documented. I have taught all of the rhetorical modes, as well as critique, analysis, synthesis, summary, paraphrase, speech-writing, podcast writing, business writing (emails, cover letters, resumes), and post-graduate doctoral level writing and graduate-level research proposals. I have taught my students how to develop a portfolio. I've written my own blog for fun. Most importantly, I've made it a point to meet authors and read their work about how they complete their writing tasks, such as Stephen King, Jennifer Weiner, and Joyce Carol Oates. Writers are heroes! I'm ready to help you be your own hero. You can do it.

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

I taught a career unit to my high school seniors. I supported resume writers in a technical college on Pennsylvania. I have performed freelance resume and cover letter writing, proofreading, and editing for twenty years.

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