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Colleen L.

Professor for Advanced Writing & Research

Professor for Advanced Writing & Research

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  • 582 hours tutoring

About Colleen


Bio

I am a public health professor at Liberty University who enjoys helping students one-on-one to craft their best research articles, master theses and doctoral dissertations. As someone who has been published hundreds of times, I earned my current mastery through thousands of hours of research, analysis, and evaluation. I can now provide you the benefits of my efforts. Need someone who knows thematic analysis and coding, program planning and evaluation, statistical modeling, survey research...

I am a public health professor at Liberty University who enjoys helping students one-on-one to craft their best research articles, master theses and doctoral dissertations. As someone who has been published hundreds of times, I earned my current mastery through thousands of hours of research, analysis, and evaluation. I can now provide you the benefits of my efforts. Need someone who knows thematic analysis and coding, program planning and evaluation, statistical modeling, survey research and design, and quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research? I CAN HELP!


Education

Mount Holyoke College
Biological Sciences
University of Michigan School of Public Health
Masters
Brandeis University
PhD

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

While in graduate school, I began preparing to seek employment upon graduation. I took several courses that taught me how to present myself in an interview, answer difficult interview questions, and ask pertinent questions. In addition, I have taken several resume preparation courses to continually improve my own resume. I have tutored dozens of persons in revamping their resumes and preparing for job interviews. In addition, I have tutored those same persons on the differences between a job and a career interview--something few people recognize as being different. My methods include: (1) showing students how to brush-up on the business or organization with which they will be interviewing; (2) interviewing them myself (on-camera); and (3) thinking through their experiences to present the best resume possible.
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

Excel is a powerful tool! It is a data application in the Microsoft Platform. It makes it easy to crunch numbers and make graphs. It is a highly sophisticated program which will allow you to do something as simple as a budget sheet or something as complicated as a multiple regression. I have done both on Excel and many things in between. My ease with Excel comes from nearly 15 years of experience with it. I am sure I can help you with your Excel needs.

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I learned computer programming in BASIC more than 25 years ago. While I have had two courses in C++, I cannot say I am adept at all types of programming in C++, I am well versed enough to be able to solve problems and teach others how to solve their syntax problems. I am more well-versed in BASIC and can program just about anything in BASIC. I have worked in and with EXCEL, SPSS, and LISREL (5+ years with LISREL). I am currently learning R and SQL.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

MacIntosh refers to use of Apple hardware such as the MacBook Pro. I, myself, have a MacIntosh product and have been using it for several years. I am proficient in all Office Products on the MacIntosh platform. These include Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Apple hardware also has proprietary software on it and I am familiar with those as well. To teach students about such products, I have them bring their laptops, tablets, or other Apple products and show them, physically, how to use them. I have taught students basic computing, Excel, R, and PowerPoint. The methods I have used have varied from creating PowerPoint presentations and then going through the presentation with the student to developing exercises that the student needs to complete in order to gain a certain level of understanding with the product. The exact method I use to teach computers and computer-related activities varies depending on the student, his or her needs, and their learning styles.
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

Excel is a powerful tool! It is a data application in the Microsoft Platform. It makes it easy to crunch numbers and make graphs. It is a highly sophisticated program which will allow you to do something as simple as a budget sheet or something as complicated as a multiple regression. I have done both on Excel and many things in between. My ease with Excel comes from nearly 15 years of experience with it. I am sure I can help you with your Excel needs.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

While in graduate school, I began preparing to seek employment upon graduation. I took several courses that taught me how to present myself in an interview, answer difficult interview questions, and ask pertinent questions. In addition, I have taken several resume preparation courses to continually improve my own resume. I have tutored dozens of persons in revamping their resumes and preparing for job interviews. In addition, I have tutored those same persons on the differences between a job and a career interview--something few people recognize as being different. My methods include: (1) showing students how to brush-up on the business or organization with which they will be interviewing; (2) interviewing them myself (on-camera); and (3) thinking through their experiences to present the best resume possible.
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

Excel is a powerful tool! It is a data application in the Microsoft Platform. It makes it easy to crunch numbers and make graphs. It is a highly sophisticated program which will allow you to do something as simple as a budget sheet or something as complicated as a multiple regression. I have done both on Excel and many things in between. My ease with Excel comes from nearly 15 years of experience with it. I am sure I can help you with your Excel needs.

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

I received my doctorate from Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Welfare. I am well-versed in the art of study skills. I have general study skills as well as subject-specific skills. For example, I study differently for a qualitative course than I do for a quantitative course. I also have different activities for test preparation in each type of course. Most students have trouble with time management. I incorporate time management into my study skills. I do this to automate the study process and it has worked well for me throughout my educational career. Of course, I have had to make alterations throughout my educational career based on educational level, time availability (I worked two jobs both during my college and masters programs), and course load. I would love the opportunity to teach you study and time-management skills.

English

English,

English

I have always been interested in English (probably because I love to write). During my senior year in high school, I recognized I might be missing some key English skills so I joined the grammar club at school. The club consisted of mostly seventh and eighth graders. I was a little embarrassed but it turned out to be the best thing I could have done. I had missed some key grammatical skills (such as mapping sentences). Despite this lack, I always did well in English classes in high school. During college, I did incredibly well in English classes writing essays and longer term papers. English is one of my favorite subjects and I tend to express that when helping my students prepare for tests, write essays, or develop theses and dissertations.
Writing

Writing

Writing is one of my favorite things to do. As an undergraduate student I studied sociology which required a great deal of writing. The writing included short essays to longer term papers. As a graduate student, I wrote both a thesis and a dissertation. I have written a variety of types of documents whether simple descriptions, analyses, policy analyses, etc. Writing involves clear steps prior to the actual writing of the document. At the most basic is a topic outline which tells you what idea or ideas are going to be written about in each paragraph of the paper. This allows the writer to stay on topic and to include all the necessary items he/she identified in the topic outline. There are a variety of other tools that are extremely helpful in writing. I am well-versed in the use of these tools and have used all of them at some point during my career. I have particular expertise when it comes to public health and mental health.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have always been interested in English (probably because I love to write). During my senior year in high school, I recognized I might be missing some key English skills so I joined the grammar club at school. The club consisted of mostly seventh and eighth graders. I was a little embarrassed but it turned out to be the best thing I could have done. I had missed some key grammatical skills (such as mapping sentences). Despite this lack, I always did well in English classes in high school. During college, I did incredibly well in English classes writing essays and longer term papers. English is one of my favorite subjects and I tend to express that when helping my students prepare for tests, write essays, or develop theses and dissertations.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I received my doctorate from Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Welfare. I am well-versed in the art of study skills. I have general study skills as well as subject-specific skills. For example, I study differently for a qualitative course than I do for a quantitative course. I also have different activities for test preparation in each type of course. Most students have trouble with time management. I incorporate time management into my study skills. I do this to automate the study process and it has worked well for me throughout my educational career. Of course, I have had to make alterations throughout my educational career based on educational level, time availability (I worked two jobs both during my college and masters programs), and course load. I would love the opportunity to teach you study and time-management skills.
Writing

Writing

Writing is one of my favorite things to do. As an undergraduate student I studied sociology which required a great deal of writing. The writing included short essays to longer term papers. As a graduate student, I wrote both a thesis and a dissertation. I have written a variety of types of documents whether simple descriptions, analyses, policy analyses, etc. Writing involves clear steps prior to the actual writing of the document. At the most basic is a topic outline which tells you what idea or ideas are going to be written about in each paragraph of the paper. This allows the writer to stay on topic and to include all the necessary items he/she identified in the topic outline. There are a variety of other tools that are extremely helpful in writing. I am well-versed in the use of these tools and have used all of them at some point during my career. I have particular expertise when it comes to public health and mental health.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have always been interested in English (probably because I love to write). During my senior year in high school, I recognized I might be missing some key English skills so I joined the grammar club at school. The club consisted of mostly seventh and eighth graders. I was a little embarrassed but it turned out to be the best thing I could have done. I had missed some key grammatical skills (such as mapping sentences). Despite this lack, I always did well in English classes in high school. During college, I did incredibly well in English classes writing essays and longer term papers. English is one of my favorite subjects and I tend to express that when helping my students prepare for tests, write essays, or develop theses and dissertations.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I received my doctorate from Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Welfare. I am well-versed in the art of study skills. I have general study skills as well as subject-specific skills. For example, I study differently for a qualitative course than I do for a quantitative course. I also have different activities for test preparation in each type of course. Most students have trouble with time management. I incorporate time management into my study skills. I do this to automate the study process and it has worked well for me throughout my educational career. Of course, I have had to make alterations throughout my educational career based on educational level, time availability (I worked two jobs both during my college and masters programs), and course load. I would love the opportunity to teach you study and time-management skills.
Writing

Writing

Writing is one of my favorite things to do. As an undergraduate student I studied sociology which required a great deal of writing. The writing included short essays to longer term papers. As a graduate student, I wrote both a thesis and a dissertation. I have written a variety of types of documents whether simple descriptions, analyses, policy analyses, etc. Writing involves clear steps prior to the actual writing of the document. At the most basic is a topic outline which tells you what idea or ideas are going to be written about in each paragraph of the paper. This allows the writer to stay on topic and to include all the necessary items he/she identified in the topic outline. There are a variety of other tools that are extremely helpful in writing. I am well-versed in the use of these tools and have used all of them at some point during my career. I have particular expertise when it comes to public health and mental health.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I received my doctorate from Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Welfare. I am well-versed in the art of study skills. I have general study skills as well as subject-specific skills. For example, I study differently for a qualitative course than I do for a quantitative course. I also have different activities for test preparation in each type of course. Most students have trouble with time management. I incorporate time management into my study skills. I do this to automate the study process and it has worked well for me throughout my educational career. Of course, I have had to make alterations throughout my educational career based on educational level, time availability (I worked two jobs both during my college and masters programs), and course load. I would love the opportunity to teach you study and time-management skills.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I received my doctorate from Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Welfare. I am well-versed in the art of study skills. I have general study skills as well as subject-specific skills. For example, I study differently for a qualitative course than I do for a quantitative course. I also have different activities for test preparation in each type of course. Most students have trouble with time management. I incorporate time management into my study skills. I do this to automate the study process and it has worked well for me throughout my educational career. Of course, I have had to make alterations throughout my educational career based on educational level, time availability (I worked two jobs both during my college and masters programs), and course load. I would love the opportunity to teach you study and time-management skills.

Sports/Recreation

Soccer,

Soccer

I have been a soccer fanatic since I joined the soccer team in high school. I played right fullback for the first two years of high school and goalie for the remaining two years. I know the rules and regulations regarding soccer. I can teach the student how to play each position to the best of their abilities. I have exercises to increase their dexterity with the ball. I believe the ideal soccer player should have equal dexterity with both their right and left feet. While I do not currently play soccer, I am well-versed in the rules and regulations, position characteristics and needs, and team dynamics. I follow both men's and women's professional soccer. I believe it is the greatest sport on earth.
Softball,

Softball

As a former high school varsity softball player, I am intimately aware of the needs, rules, regulations, and aspects of each position on the field. I played for four years in high school; I played right field and catcher. As a team leader (when playing catcher), I was very successful in bringing the team together and helping team members to improve their skills. While not presently on a softball team or managing one, I am still very much into the sport. I am cognizant of the many rules and regulations associated with softball.
Swimming,

Swimming

Swimming contains the ability to move, in an organized fashion, from one point in the water to another. The organized fashion is usually via a common swimming stroke such as freestyle, backward, breast or butterfly. Swimming, in contests (called meets), can consist of small yardage swims of 25 yards or as much as 1600 yards. Swimming strokes rely on both hand and feet movement. In general, both hands and feet work in tandem in all four strokes. Swimming can be done by individuals or teams. A common way of swimming all four strokes is by swimming what is known as an individual medley--typically swum by doing the backstroke first, then butterfly, breast, and free. I have been swimming since age 4 when I was on a recreational team. I upgraded to a AAU team at age eight and prepared for the junior Olympics (although I never went). I was a backstroke and breaststroke expert and have swum in countless meets. At one point, I had the fastest backstroke time in the AAU. I had fast times in freestyle as well.
Tennis,

Tennis

Tennis is a sport in which two players, separated by a net, try to hit a tennis ball with a racquet in such a way as to get their opponent to: (1) miss the ball, (2) have the ball hit the ground more than once, or (3) hit the ball into the net. The court consists of a large rectangular box separated by a net in the middle. On each side of the net is a rectangle and two squares. The squares are known as the "ad" and "deuce" courts. This is important when serving the ball to your opponent. Scoring is done as follows: 15-30-40-game, set, match. The first person to six games wins the set. Typically, women play three set matches (professionally) and men play five (but there are always exceptions). Beyond singles play there is doubles play where two players are on each side of the net. Scoring is the same as in singles games except a doubles match usually consists of three sets. All you need to play tennis is a court, tennis racquet and tennis balls. Some people where goggles but other than that there generally is no safety equipment. However, some people do where support tape when they have a weak or hurt ankle, knee, finger, wrist etc. I have played tennis for more than 10 years---mostly singles. Having torn my Achilles tendon and Meniscus, I wear protective and supportive equipment but continue to play at least once a week.
Volleyball

Volleyball

Volleyball is a team sport where two teams of six players each are separated by a net. The object of the game is to have the volleyball hit the ground on the other team's side of the net. The server (everyone takes turns serving depending on their position on the floor) can serve overhand or underhand (depending on their ability). Scores generally go to 21. Safety equipment for volleyball usually includes knee and elbow pads (and can also include goggles). The sport can be played on a court or on the sand. I have played volleyball for six years. I have played in all positions and love the sport. More than that, I have played on intramural teams in graduate school.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I received my doctorate from Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Welfare. I am well-versed in the art of study skills. I have general study skills as well as subject-specific skills. For example, I study differently for a qualitative course than I do for a quantitative course. I also have different activities for test preparation in each type of course. Most students have trouble with time management. I incorporate time management into my study skills. I do this to automate the study process and it has worked well for me throughout my educational career. Of course, I have had to make alterations throughout my educational career based on educational level, time availability (I worked two jobs both during my college and masters programs), and course load. I would love the opportunity to teach you study and time-management skills.
Swimming,

Swimming

Swimming contains the ability to move, in an organized fashion, from one point in the water to another. The organized fashion is usually via a common swimming stroke such as freestyle, backward, breast or butterfly. Swimming, in contests (called meets), can consist of small yardage swims of 25 yards or as much as 1600 yards. Swimming strokes rely on both hand and feet movement. In general, both hands and feet work in tandem in all four strokes. Swimming can be done by individuals or teams. A common way of swimming all four strokes is by swimming what is known as an individual medley--typically swum by doing the backstroke first, then butterfly, breast, and free. I have been swimming since age 4 when I was on a recreational team. I upgraded to a AAU team at age eight and prepared for the junior Olympics (although I never went). I was a backstroke and breaststroke expert and have swum in countless meets. At one point, I had the fastest backstroke time in the AAU. I had fast times in freestyle as well.
Tennis,

Tennis

Tennis is a sport in which two players, separated by a net, try to hit a tennis ball with a racquet in such a way as to get their opponent to: (1) miss the ball, (2) have the ball hit the ground more than once, or (3) hit the ball into the net. The court consists of a large rectangular box separated by a net in the middle. On each side of the net is a rectangle and two squares. The squares are known as the "ad" and "deuce" courts. This is important when serving the ball to your opponent. Scoring is done as follows: 15-30-40-game, set, match. The first person to six games wins the set. Typically, women play three set matches (professionally) and men play five (but there are always exceptions). Beyond singles play there is doubles play where two players are on each side of the net. Scoring is the same as in singles games except a doubles match usually consists of three sets. All you need to play tennis is a court, tennis racquet and tennis balls. Some people where goggles but other than that there generally is no safety equipment. However, some people do where support tape when they have a weak or hurt ankle, knee, finger, wrist etc. I have played tennis for more than 10 years---mostly singles. Having torn my Achilles tendon and Meniscus, I wear protective and supportive equipment but continue to play at least once a week.
Writing

Writing

Writing is one of my favorite things to do. As an undergraduate student I studied sociology which required a great deal of writing. The writing included short essays to longer term papers. As a graduate student, I wrote both a thesis and a dissertation. I have written a variety of types of documents whether simple descriptions, analyses, policy analyses, etc. Writing involves clear steps prior to the actual writing of the document. At the most basic is a topic outline which tells you what idea or ideas are going to be written about in each paragraph of the paper. This allows the writer to stay on topic and to include all the necessary items he/she identified in the topic outline. There are a variety of other tools that are extremely helpful in writing. I am well-versed in the use of these tools and have used all of them at some point during my career. I have particular expertise when it comes to public health and mental health.

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

While in graduate school, I began preparing to seek employment upon graduation. I took several courses that taught me how to present myself in an interview, answer difficult interview questions, and ask pertinent questions. In addition, I have taken several resume preparation courses to continually improve my own resume. I have tutored dozens of persons in revamping their resumes and preparing for job interviews. In addition, I have tutored those same persons on the differences between a job and a career interview--something few people recognize as being different. My methods include: (1) showing students how to brush-up on the business or organization with which they will be interviewing; (2) interviewing them myself (on-camera); and (3) thinking through their experiences to present the best resume possible.

Examples of Expertise


Colleen has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (199 ratings)
5 star
(162)
4 star
(33)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(1)
1 star
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and Clear

My sessions with Colleen has been great! We will continue to meet so that I can complete my thesis this semester. Her feedbacks are very helpful. It is much more helpful than the ones my professor has given me. In addition, Collen even set up expectations for me. It's great since I am a huge procrastinator. I look forward to my next session with Colleen.

Sary, 3 lessons with Colleen

Patient

Patient and accommodating, Colleen was a very present thought partner as I worked through the organization of content.. I appreciative of her flexibility with time and general encouragement.

Ogechi, 1 lesson with Colleen

Colleen is terrific!

I have been very frustrated in attempting to learn APA by reading a book. She helped me clean up my paper and to understand where I was missing the mark. I am very grateful to have found Colleen.

Bob, 1 lesson with Colleen

Very Helpful: Learning while on a lunch break

Colleen patiently and skillfully showed me how to do a systematic literature review. This is something I have done before, but certainly not as in depth and as thorough as Colleen showed me. I realized that I had only been scratching the surface using my method, and was introduced to a whole new world of research methods in just 30 minutes! All while I was on a 30 minute lunch break at work. Totally awesome - would highly recommend!

Michelle, 8 lessons with Colleen

Knowledgeable and Fast Turnaround

Colleen was able to review my document and send feedback comments sooner than I had anticipated. Colleen is thorough and provided encouragement during the process. I look forward to being in touch with Colleen for future assistance and guidance.

Rochel, 1 lesson with Colleen

Very knowledgeable, patient, thoughtful, and helpful tutor. She is thorough and efficient!

Dr. L. was very helpful by showing me my errors and helping me to correct them to improve my paper. Her knowledge helped me to understand what was missing and how to improve on the content of my paper that my Chair may approve. She also assisted me with understanding formulas and tables that would be helpful. Great experience and she has helped me to lift the stress off of my chest. Thank you so very much, Dr. L.

Monique, 2 lessons with Colleen

Very resourceful and knowledgeable

Colleen helped me in a number of ways including narrowing down my target population for my public health marketing campaign, and providing some useful resources published by other institutions and health organizations that will help guide and structure my research and writing process. I look forward to future sessions with her.

Justin, 17 lessons with Colleen

The reviews are true

I must say that the reviews of those before me are on point. Colleen is very thorough and well informed coach. She has the ability to simply seemingly overwhelming task. For the first time in a long time I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am looking forward to continuing my academic journey with Colleen as my "guide on the side".

Lakisha, 15 lessons with Colleen

Fantastic!!!

Colleen is a very patient, knowledgeable, sincere, and motivating tutor. I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone in need of her services. She definitely gets an A++++ in my book!

Kirk, 6 lessons with Colleen
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You were a highly motivated student -- the kind of student that makes tutoring worth it! It was a pleasure to work with you! I hope you reach all the goals you have set for yourself. You deserve all the best!

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