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Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Univ. of New Mexico (Master's)
When have you learned enough? NEVER!
I believe that learning is an ongoing adventure and is always a two-way conversation. As a teacher, speech and language pathologist and linguist, and local coordinator for foreign exchange students, I know I have learned at least as much from my students as I have taught them. And I believe that anyone can improve as long as there is a will to do so. I approach each student as a unique individual with a unique learning style. In my teaching experience, I've learned to recognize small steps and celebrate them.
I hold an M.S. from the University of New Mexico, in the area of Speech and Language Pathology. I studied ethno-linguistics at American University and have used my advanced degree in diverse ways. I taught ESL for the Institute of Modern Languages in Washington, D.C. While in the Albuquerque area, I joined partnership with Indian Education and composed 30 regional children's readers to be used in the elementary schools in several pueblo villages. I practiced as a speech/language pathologist for 7 years, and worked with ESL school-aged students in both oral and written language. At the University of Southern Colorado, I taught English composition to freshmen. Now in Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas, I am looking for students who are motivated to perform at a high level in writing, reading, or understanding the written word.
I would love to work with you if you feel I offer those talents and qualities that will enhance your education. When have you learned enough? NEVER!
I believe that learning is an ongoing adventure and is always a two-way conversation. As a teacher, speech and language pathologist and linguist, and local coordinator for foreign… Read more
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I am a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University Department of Fine Arts with a major in music. I have taught ear-training at the middle - school and high-school level both in public schools and my private studio.
I teach an interval-based system, using solfeggio as my tool.
As a Speech and Language Pathologist, I have worked with students with varying language needs. At the college level, I have taught English comprehension and written language, including comparative, explanatory, persuasive, and descriptive styles.
As a Speech/Language Pathologist, I have worked with students from many countries to help them learn English or improve articulation and/or grammatical use. I also offer voice(singing) lessons, including proper vowel placement for English,as well as Italian and French. My training in linguistics was through both American University Graduate School in Washington, DC. and The University of New Mexico Graduate School. I taught ESL for the Institute of Modern Languages in Washington, D.C.. My clients were businessmen and women from many different countries. I also taught ESL to school-aged students from Thailand and Laos.
In retraining an accent, one must understand where and how specific sounds of the first language differ from those of the second language. One also wants to understand differences in speech patterns, inflection, and other linguistic concepts.
In some cases, ear-training is an important step towards mastering a second language.
I view each student as a unique learner and adapt my teaching methods to suit individual needs.
I have a strong background in linguistics, language development, including syntax or grammatical structure. I can explain the differences between the structural content of one language versus another and help students understand how a language patterns. I have worked with students of all ages who wanted to gain strength in English grammar, both spoken and written.
I studied linguistics in college, and used my knowledge to help beginning and stumbling readers with phonics. I am familiar with the International alphabet symbols and have transcribed native American language using these symbols. I have also used my understanding of where and how speech sounds are produced in the mouth to help voice and speech students.
I have taught English composition and understand the elements of written prose. I would be happy to help students who are working on reading fluency, vocabulary development, structural analysis, and more.
I am a strong believer that sight-singing skill leads to better musicianship, better listening and auditory discrimination, and improved pitch. I studied ear-training for 9 years at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore along with my piano lessons. I studied solfeggio in college and received consistent A's . I have taught sight-reading skills to choirs and individuals during the past 15 years.
I hold an MS in speech and language pathology. Also, I have taught diction and speech for my middle school acting students and have coached students for monolog presentation as part of theatre auditions. I have served as casting director for plays and musicals in the public school arena.
As a speech and language pathologist, one area of my responsibilities involved working with students who needed to improve study skills. My work in this capacity was mainly at the elementary level, although I did work with students at the high school level as well.
I have taught middle school theatre for 10 years. Classes included theatre games, improve, role play, script-reading, auditions for roles in one-acts, and productions of both one-acts and musicals. I have knowledge of stage blocking, choreography, stage speech, vocal projection, diction for actors, and more. I thoroughly enjoy coaching young actors.
I was a voice major at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated with a BFA. I have performed as a soloist in classical music, including oratorio, operatic aria, art song, folk song, and musical theatre. I am an active member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing). As a member, I have prepared middle and high school-aged students, as well as some adult students, for competition/auditions. My students have placed in the 90% as finalists. I have enjoyed teaching voice to students aged 10 through adult for the past 6 years in my private studio.
If you need help writing a clear, concise, and complete paragraph, I can help you. I have taught freshman composition as well as elementary and high school writing.
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