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Arline M.

Calhoun Falls, SC

$30/hour

English and Test Prep taught by a caring professional

Background check passed as of 11/2/15
5.0 average from 7 ratings
Life savior.
— Carrie, Belton, SC on 11/7/15

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American University
BSBA Finance
Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
MEd

Education

American University (BSBA Finance)

Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County (MEd)

About Arline

I am a retired English professor and businesswoman. My teaching specialty is teaching English to speakers of other languages and remedial English, but I have taught all English levels from Basic Literacy to English Literature, including Speed Reading and Public Speaking. I have also taught Test Preparation and have served as a proctor for national testing agencies. I enjoy teaching children and adults, knowing how important a mastery of language is in the real world. Unlocking the door to success for my students has become a real calling.

My Masters in Education specialized in Instructional Systems Design. As a tutor, I would determine with the student and others, such as parents ans teachers, the exact purpose of the tutoring. Following testing of the student to determine his or her weaknesses, we would arrive at a set of goals for the student. Based on appropriate learning materials, detailed lesson plans would be drawn up in units designed to achieve the established goals. Each lesson plan would be designed to bring the student closer to the goal in a measurable way, which would be outlined before the tutoring session, at the beginning of each session, and summarized at the end. Practice would be provided, and evaluations would be made at the end of each teaching unit. I start with a warm up, facilitate the tackling of the lesson material, and end with a fun activity or challenge that will bring the student back with enthusiasm. English, presented well, does not have to be a boring subject, and learning English in a structured, but stress free, environment.

I would like to hold lessons at a tutoring room at either the Abbeville or Iva Libraries, and will also work online with students. I look forward to helping you meet your goals with success.
I am a retired English professor and businesswoman. My teaching specialty is teaching English to speakers of other languages and remedial English, but I have taught all English levels from Basic Literacy to English Literature, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Two hour private sessions will be billed at $50.00/ session. Groups of 2 or 3 students in one session will be billed at a rate of $20 per student. $15 fee for not cancelling in time by phone & email.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Calhoun Falls, SC 29628
Background Check: Passed

"Life savior."

- Carrie, Belton, SC on 11/7/15
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Public Speaking

An experienced public speaker, I started as a debater, and won awards in extemporaneous speaking contests. Later, I served on speaking boards for various organizations including the League of Women Voters and the Chamber of Commerce. I was a successful businesswoman, project manager, negotiator, and college professor. At Northern Virginia Community College, I taught several semesters of Public Speaking, and embraced a system of preparation called TIMMSCAT, which I would share with any student. It is difficult to teach public speaking without an audience, but along with in-house training in preparation and presentation, I would try to arrange for group experiences, even if I had to throw a few "speech parties" with some supportive friends.

American University
BSBA Finance
Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
MEd

Education

American University (BSBA Finance)

Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County (MEd)

Life savior. — Stayed with my son for 2 hours walking through the writing process of a research paper. My son was very relieved to know someone would be able to help him. ...

— Carrie, Belton, SC on 11/7/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Two hour private sessions will be billed at $50.00/ session. Groups of 2 or 3 students in one session will be billed at a rate of $20 per student. $15 fee for not cancelling in time by phone & email.

Travel policy

Arline will travel within 30 miles of Calhoun Falls, SC 29628.