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Darlene J.

Cleveland, OH

$50/hour

Effective Educator, Award-Winning Editor, Solid Writer

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Kent State University
Journalism
University of Phoenix
MBA

Education

Kent State University (Journalism)

University of Phoenix (MBA)

About Darlene

I have an MBA from University of Phoenix and a degree in Journalism from Kent State University. I am a journalist with more than 20 years of experience and an educator who works to empower youth by building confidence to help them succeed. I have worked as a substitute teacher in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District for about two years. I typically accept assignments as a media specialist, a reading intervention specialist or as an English teacher. I worked in a long-term assignment as an English instructor at Ginn Academy in Cleveland, Ohio, and empowered more than 60 young men in the 9th and 10th grades. Writing and reading skills improved during my tenure. Additionally, I have assisted college students with research papers and writing assignments. I am also an author of two books about relationship issues; I have also proofread manuscripts for other authors.

I am a self-proclaimed grammar snob. I love good grammar. I cringe at misspelled words. As I often tell my students, I like good stuff. I love developing solid skills -- reading, writing, public speaking -- that will help my students be successful in life. While I have a straight-forward style, I am compassionate and understanding. I will push you, but I will celebrate you, too!

As a teacher and writer, I am compassionate and understanding about helping students become successful. Confidence plays an integral role in the amount of success that a student can achieve. If you want a tutor who will improve your skills and build your confidence, contact me.
I have an MBA from University of Phoenix and a degree in Journalism from Kent State University. I am a journalist with more than 20 years of experience and an educator who works to empower youth by building confidence to help them succeed. I have worked as a substitute teacher in the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Cleveland, OH 44143
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have served as an English substitute teacher, and I enjoy reviewing the proper use of this great language. I also use many creative strategies to make it fun.

Grammar

I am a self-proclaimed grammar snob. I like good spelling. I like good word usage. I like good punctuation. You need strong grammar skills to become a superior writer.

Phonics

I have taught reading intervention for about two years. I work with many elementary school students to help them learn how to read, write and spell. Additionally, I have a bachelor of science in journalism.

Proofreading

I am a writer and an editor. I have a great eye for details, and I often catch errors that are overlooked on signage and in TV news banners.

Reading

I am qualified to tutor reading because I like to go step-by-step to help students improve their comprehension levels. We will read for understanding, not for speed.

Kent State University
Journalism
University of Phoenix
MBA

Education

Kent State University (Journalism)

University of Phoenix (MBA)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Darlene will travel within 20 miles of Cleveland, OH 44143.