Learning is actually my obsession, and it compels me to teach. As a college writing instructor, I am constantly looking for ways to connect my students to their passion for learning, especially their innate need to communicate effectively through writing. Although I am new to the WyzAnt community, I have, in writing classrooms and tutoring sessions, helped hundreds of students reach, and often exceed, their goals. I have witnessed graduations, exam results, and successful application processes where students have achieved that which they had always thought was impossible. I help people defy the gravity of negative patterns and make sure they find their own foundation for success.
I can help English Language Acquisition (ELA) students at any level, including the help they need with writing skills that are necessary for transition into high school or college writing classes. I also specialize in tutoring for college writing students, and, although I do not have a certification for high school writing, I have worked extensively with the Common Core Standards, designing writing curriculum and teaching teens and young adults to communicate effectively when they write. In fact I taught high school at a community college for eight years. And I have also helped younger writing students with essay and paragraph assignments.
My goal for every tutoring session is to guide students to proficiency through self awareness and discovery. I help them determine their unique cognitive motivation. Once a student “gets it,” he or she owns it and that’s a motivational force that cannot be stopped. The focus of my approach is writing assignments that have a specific design for each student. My assessments are frequent and varied. As I work with a student, I also teach him or her how to create assessments to measure personal progress.
With an MA in Applied Linguistics-Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL), I have taught and tutored ESL/ESOL students from Spanish, Asian, Middle Eastern, and European cultures. I helped design Learning Standards for ESOL students, and I've taught every level, from beginning to advanced.
I wrote writing curriculum for adult writing students at the state level, and I trained instructors how to teach what I designed. I still work to improve the instructional design, and I apply it in my GED-adult writing classes.
I wrote the curriculum for several study skills courses at the college level. I use my designs to teach college level courses, as well as high school course with an aim for a successful transition to college. I have also used my instructional design to help student athletes and students with special needs. Learning is actually my obsession, and it compels me to teach. As a college writing instructor, I am constantly looking for ways to connect my students to their passion for learning, especially their innate need to communicate effectively through writing. Although I am new to the WyzAnt
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