Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton) (English)
Rutgers University (Master's)
'Anyone can learn; anyone can be taught. It's all about attitude and willingness to work.' When I started teaching in 1992, my faculty advisor told me that and I've never forgotten it. In all my years teaching and after the thousands of students I've helped, I've never seen this proven wrong. I have over ten years experience teaching English, Writing and Rhetoric at the college level at Rutgers University, Camden County College and the University of Rhode Island. I am Certified in English 7-12. In 1998 I was a member of the committee at URI that revised the undergraduate English curriculum. At both Rutgers and URI, I worked one-on-one in the Writing Center with students of all skill levels, tutoring them and helping design unique plans tailored to both the assignments they were struggling with and to the learning styles of these students. My understanding of the practical necessities of good writing and reading skills were enhanced by my eight years as a staff writer for Motif Magazine, where the real-world applications of good research, reading and writing skills were crucial to being successful at the job.
I design targeted plans based on whether a student needs help with a specific assignment or a general subject. I require an brief overview of the student's academic history in the subject, and feedback the student has received from his or her teachers is especially valuable. I provide targeted and continuous assessment of student progress, and as sessions continue, I develop a student profile which documents the history of the tutorial process. This history belongs to the student and will be helpful later in their academic career. My rates are $35.00/hr and I am available days by appointment. Most tutoring sessions last between one and two hours, although longer sessions can be scheduled. I require twenty-four hours' notice for cancellations.
My experience teaching on a one-on-one level at various Writing Centers makes me very qualified to quickly and accurately figure out how to help individual students reach their maximum potential. In my time at Rutgers and URI, I helped hundreds of students who needed more attention than formal classes were able to afford them. These students ranged from incoming Freshmen to PhD candidates. Whether the student needs help with test preparation, reading skills or writing assignments, there is no situation with which I am not familiar. There is no student who cannot be helped.
I look forward to working with new students and helping them become better and more confident readers, writers and thinkers. Please feel free to contact me. Let's get learning! 'Anyone can learn; anyone can be taught. It's all about attitude and willingness to work.' When I started teaching in 1992, my faculty advisor told me that and I've never forgotten it. In all my years teaching and after the thousands of students I've helped, I've never seen this proven wrong. I have over ten years experience teaching English,
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