Maryville College (English andEducation)
Walden University (Master's)
I have always loved school and that is because I love to learn. Perhaps this is why I chose to teach. I started my teaching career later in my life because I was a wife and mother first. I realized my love of teaching when I began home schooling my son. I was very excited about his progress and all the things I was learning by teaching him. I worked hard both as a mother and as a student. I encourage my students to work hard at their learning, but I add an element of fun to keep lessons engaging. I began teaching in Tennessee at the 7th grade level. I substituted in the Blount County school system and was called by the Special Education director to work with special needs students because I had a special ability to work well with these students. I moved to South Carolina and taught 9th, 11th and 12th grade students, both at the regular and honors level. At Palmetto State e-cademy, an online high school, I taught 9, 10, 11 and 12 grade levels as well as honors level classes and 9th grade remedial English classes.
My students have told me that I was the best teacher they ever had. I incorporate creativity into most all lessons and set high expectations for every student. I love using technology to aid instruction and to reinforce learning, and I teach with each student's learning style in mind. Learning is a lifelong habit and my experience with teens and pre-teens demonstrates a passion for showing each student their true potential in life. One of my students once told me that I was the only person who told her she should go to college. She did so, and I am proud to say that she is now a teacher and children's book writer.
I posses an undergraduate degree from Maryville College in both English and Education. I also possess a master's degree in education with a focus on literacy across the curriculum from Walden University. I will tailor each lesson to you as an individual to make your learning work for you. I have taught all kinds of students at Lincoln High School in McClellanville, S.C. and online at Palmetto State e-cademy. I love teaching English, creative writing, journalism, grammar and anything to do with language arts. I even wrote a science fiction novel that I published on Kindle. So, if you need help reading, writing or understanding grammar, I am the tutor for you!
I do have an eight hour cancellation policy, but will happily let any student make up their session as soon as they are able, and if my personal schedule allows. I will tutor in my home or yours, or at a local library. I believe every student should feel comfortable in their learning environment, and he/she should also have a space where there are no interruptions. I offer a variety of teaching methods to suit each of one's individual needs. This is also true of the assessments I use. You should expect quality instruction, review and occasional quizzes and tests to measure learning. If a parent or student is not happy with the quality of my work, I will not charge for the hour.
I want every student to succeed, so my expectations are high, but not overwhelming. I look forward to teaching you. I have always loved school and that is because I love to learn. Perhaps this is why I chose to teach. I started my teaching career later in my life because I was a wife and mother first. I realized my love of teaching when I began home schooling my son. I was very excited about his progress and all the things I was learning by teaching him. I
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I have had a passion for cooking since I was five years old. My mother taught me how to cook scrambled eggs at that young age. I am now 55 and have been cooking for over 35 years as a mother and homemaker. I also worked for Bristol Meyers-Squibb as a salad prep person, worked through high school in a deli, have a few tutorials on You Tube and had a food blog for a short time. I am always trying new recipes and still enjoy the art of cooking.
While teaching in both brick and mortar and online schools, I was in charge of creating newsletters, the school newspapers and I created the 2010-2011 yearbook for Palmetto State E-cademy online high school using Bookemon. I have been publishing short stories and poetry for many years and recently completed my first novel and used CreateSpace for Kindle ebooks to do so.
I was hired as a marketing manager for an engineering firm while living in NJ. I worked there for about 16 months until I moved to the South. I also worked as a sales/marketing director for a screen printing company for two years. I developed a customer base for advertising specialties for this business. I also taught persuasive techniques to high school students for seven years and always incorporated marketing strategies in my lessons. I also taught Media Studies, which included marketing, to high school students for a semester.
I have used MS Publisher since the 1980's, when it was released for in home use. I created newsletters for a home schooling group, which I led; I created newsletters for my neighborhood community in TN; I have worked with Publisher for over 20 years.
I have taught myself how to cross stitch because I enjoy creating beautiful needlework. I did cross stitching for about three years.
First, I presented my undergraduate thesis at Perdue University's National Conference for Undergraduate Research, (NCUR), conference. Next, I taught public speaking as part of my English classes and SAT prep for high school students in a brick & mortar and online school for 7 years. Finally, I have presented to fellow teachers on several professional development days in both schools in which I taught.
I have always had a high interest in sociology. I took it in both high school and in college. I have taken many courses in the typical program of study in sociology in college and fall short of a degree by three courses.
I taught study skills to my high school students for seven years. I also taught study skills to students in my online school during the summer months and in the beginning of each school year. I home schooled my son for four years in elementary grades and taught him study skills as well.