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Carolyn M.

Las Vegas, NV

$40/hour

Experienced Teacher/Tutor with Master's Degree in English

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University of Nevada Las Vegas
English
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Master's
University of Phoenix
Master's

Education

University of Nevada Las Vegas (English)

University of Nevada Las Vegas (Master's)

University of Phoenix (Master's)

About Carolyn

Greetings, I am an experienced, highly qualified, retired teacher who taught middle school and high school for 22 years. At the high school level, I taught and tutored students in preparation for the high school writing proficiency. I am also currently employed as a part-time college instructor of English, primarily teaching written composition classes, a position which I have enjoyed for 16 years.

My career as a teacher provided tremendous intrinsic rewards for me, but I find that working with students one-on-one is a uniquely satisfying experience. I enjoy taking a genuine interest in the students I tutor, relating to their hopes and dreams for the future. As part of my instructional strategy, I take great pride in diagnosing strengths and weaknesses and providing an individualized approach to improving skills in writing, grammar, literary analysis, and test preparation.

I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Education with a comprehensive English emphasis. In addition, I hold a Master's degree in English as well as a Master's degree in school counseling. I am competent and experienced in the areas of grammar, literature, test prep (Sat/Act. high school proficiency tests) and written composition.

Let's do this! Please contact me to discuss an effective strategy for assisting you with your individual needs. I have preferred days and times, but I am flexible as well.
Greetings, I am an experienced, highly qualified, retired teacher who taught middle school and high school for 22 years. At the high school level, I taught and tutored students in preparation for the high school writing proficiency. I am also currently employed as a part-time college Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89148
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary

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ACT English

I have a Bachelor's Degree in English Education and a Master's Degree in English, and I taught 11th grade honors students for many years. Part of my duties included preparing them for many standardized tests, including college entrance exams and the Writing Proficiency tests.

English

I have a Bachelor's Degree in English Education and a Master's Degree in English, and I have enjoyed a long teaching career in which I taught and tutored students in the areas of writing, literature and language.

Grammar

As a teacher of college students and high school students with varying degrees of expertise in grammar and mechanics, I have held small group and individual instructional techniques to improve in this area.

Literature

I hold a Master's degree in English with the primary focus on literature. I have taught literature extensively, written literary criticism on various works, and regularly taught literary works at both the high school and college level.

Proofreading

Efficient proofreading is an often overlooked skill that requires a method in order to catch and correct common grammatical and mechanical errors. With my students, I focus, not only on identifying grammatical mistakes, but on a technique for better proofreading of one's own written work.

SAT Writing

As a college instructor, I have primarily taught English Composition for 16 years, so I am adept at guiding students through the writing process. In addition, I taught 11th students and prepped them for the English Writing Proficiency test, so I also have extensive experience in advising and tutoring in regard to the mechanics of timed writing tests.

Vocabulary

A vast vocabulary is essential for success in just about any academic discipline. My approach to vocabulary involves determining the meaning of words in the context of passages as well as practice with vocabulary recognition problems as they appear in standardized tests.

Writing

During my career, I have taught the spectrum of grades in secondary education from 6th grade to adult/college students which makes me familiar with, and able to access, current curriculum standards at various grade levels.

University of Nevada Las Vegas
English
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Master's
University of Phoenix
Master's

Education

University of Nevada Las Vegas (English)

University of Nevada Las Vegas (Master's)

University of Phoenix (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carolyn will travel within 15 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89148.