Charleston Southern University (English Education)
Currently, I am a tutor in the writing center at my university. I tutor all different types of students. In the center, I help students with basic grammar, pre-writing, editing, and even re-organizing entire papers. My favorite part is seeing students realize that they can take something that we have done together and do it themselves next time.
As a junior in the School of Education, I am also a future teacher. That means that I have a little experience teaching. Because of this, I know a little bit about how to make some of those more boring texts more interesting. I also enjoy working with students, which is one reason why I chose to pursue education as a major.
I was home schooled from second grade until I graduated from high school. While this may seem like a limitation to some people, it was actually a good thing for me. This meant that I studied grammar every single year that I was in school. Because of this, I am more than qualified to tutor in grammar.
I have a passion for literature. My mother began reading to me as soon as I could listen, and I started reading at two and a half. I tore through books like a mad child. A reason that I want to teach English is that I want to impart some of my love for literature to students. Because of this, I feel that I am able to tutor in literature. I am well-versed in many different texts, and I am able to coherently explain them to students.
Because my mother was able to teach me to read so early on, and because I helped my little sister learn to read, I am more than able to tutor others in reading. I could help with phonics, but I could also help by looking at related words. My most recent History of the English Language class would help with this.
Tutoring in writing would be the most fun for me, and probably the easiest. This is what I do already on a day-to-day basis in the Writing Center. I know what makes good writing; I tutor in it daily. The most fun part for me is the process of getting to know the person, of letting him or her know that good writing is a process, that it does not happen all at once.
I have been playing the piano since I could sit up at a piano bench, so since I was about three. My mom taught me how to play, and she was adamant that I learn theory. Because of this, I would be adamant that my students learn theory first, as well. It is the foundation for all piano playing. If you know theory, you can play anything that you want! I believe that this would make me a good tutor.
I would love to meet you and work with you! Please contact me to let me know how I can help you. Currently, I am a tutor in the writing center at my university. I tutor all different types of students. In the center, I help students with basic grammar, pre-writing, editing, and even re-organizing entire papers. My favorite part is seeing students realize that they can take something that we have done together and do it themselves next time.