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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
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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 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.
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.