Southern Illinois University (Speech and English)
Southern Illinois University (Master's)
I am a former high school/junior college instructor who taught for a total of 28 years in Illinois and Texas. I love writing, and I know I can help students improve their writing skills. I have had numerous students who have told me in later years that they succeeded in college composition because of my classes and my expertise. That kind of comment makes me very proud!
I am known for being down-to-earth, being "human", being compassionate, and being a teacher who is more concerned about the student than herself. Throughout my career, many parents commented about how their child or children loved my classes, even though I demanded a lot and expected the students to succeed. These comments are reflected in my former students today as many of them, now adults with families, stay in touch and fill me in on how THEIR kids are doing and how they wish I could teach their children. Wow! I get misty-eyed when I hear these kinds of words because I always loved teaching and I loved my "kids"!
I have three children of my own and seven grandchildren. All of my kids are college graduates, and my grandchildren do well in school; they attend elementary and middle schools in Austin, Bastrop, and Houston, and all are successful so far. However, they are personable, outgoing, fun-loving, normal kids and adults. We have a very close family relationship, and we have lots of wonderful times together. We are accepting, understanding, and caring people!
I love children of all ages, and I have a good rapport with them. I even opened a daycare in my home when I left the teaching profession, and I loved those kids also! If anyone who knows me were asked about me as a person, I know my love for young people would be mentioned. (By the way, my husband is great around children also, and all of the kids love him dearly!)
All in all, I believe that YOU as students and YOU as parents would be quite satisfied having me as a tutor. I sure hope to meet you in the near future. Until then, take care...and I hope you make a great decision as you prepare to get some writing tips so you can succeed at whatever your endeavor may be! I am a former high school/junior college instructor who taught for a total of 28 years in Illinois and Texas. I love writing, and I know I can help students improve their writing skills. I have had numerous students who have told me in later years that they succeeded in college composition
Individual Student Rate: 1 Hour -- $50 1 1/2 Hours -- $65 Group (Max. 2 students): 1 Hour -- $37.50 each 1 1/2 Hours -- $48.75 each
I am qualified to tutor you for SAT Writing because I taught composition to high school students, including honor students, for 28 years and had a large percentage of them attend college, succeed in their composition classes, and later tell me that I played a big role in their success. In Illinois, where I taught English and compositon classes for 15 years, I was awarded "Outstanding Secondary Teacher of the Year" in my district. I also evaluated college-entry writings in Austin, Texas, with a group of high school and university instructors who had to qualify and become calibrated in order to be selected as evaluators.
I am qualified to tutor for the TAKS English/Writing test because I taught composition for 28 years and observed remarkable improvement among the students I taught. I also worked in Austin, Texas, evaluating writing tests taken by various elementary and secondary grade levels, as well as evaluating writings for the purpose of college placement, suggesting credit or non-credit courses for the students who were entering college. I am quite familiar with how TAKS tests are scored, and I gained lots of insight into what students need to do in order to achieve success with TAKS writing. I have taught various types of writing throughout my teaching career, including informative, narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and creative writing.