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Hood College, B.A. (Art )
Columbia International Univ Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Master's)
Regent Univ Counseling (Master's)
I have taught and tutored for over 20 years in K-12 and Adult private and public schools. Currently I am certified in Virginia and Maryland in Art, ESL, and English. Along with teaching Adult GED courses, and taking ACT, Masters Comprehensives, and the National Board Teachers Certification Exam, I have taught ESL in Intensive English Institutes (IEPs) to assist teens and adults in language skills to take the TOEFL. Some of my teaching has included work in Adult Vocational Training Centers and an Adult Alternative High School and I possess a B.A. in Art, a M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and a M.A. in Counseling.
As a teacher, I believe focused learning and practice (includes homework) helps students progress quickly. Whatever your goals, when you improve your reading, writing, knowledge of literature and English Language skills such as Speaking, Grammar, Vocabulary, Listening or Test taking skills for TOEFL, Praxis, or GED, your confidence in and enjoyment of these subjects will increase.
For English Language Learners, if you have been studying English as a Language for a while and feel "stuck" or sense you are not making significant progress, you may have hit what research describes as a "plateau."
The good news is you can overcome a plateau by making vigorous efforts. Students readily gain greater language proficiency by using several approaches. One approach is setting measurable goals and consistently practicing language skills. Another helpful technique involves using materials of personal interest, while still another is interacting with native speakers in the community for feedback. These are just a few useful ways among many I can share with you to enhance your language learning success.
For those who want to develop their creative talents in drawing, painting, or a specific media or just expand enjoying and expressing yourself artistically, several means have proven useful to further releasing that creative bent. Interactive creative journals among other techniques I can guide you in can provide a way to record a design idea, a scene, or an experience as it comes to you. I have taught and tutored for over 20 years in K-12 and Adult private and public schools. Currently I am certified in Virginia and Maryland in Art, ESL, and English. Along with teaching
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Suzette demonstrated patience and calmness with our granddaughter. These attributes produced a surprising effect by keeping our 8 year old granddaughter interested and engaged and excited for two hours. Wonderful!
Our granddaughter looks forward to her next art lesson with Suzette.
Monday's lesson (7/2) with Suzette was as successful as the two before. She works extremely well with our 8-year old granddaughter and despite her being tired, Suzette was able to still keep her interested in the project through making it fun.
Monday's lesson (7/23) with Suzette was most satisfying and acceptable. Suzette continues to demonstrate exceptional patience with Alex. Alex is easily distracted and Suzette has kept her focused on her art efforts without ever demonstrating any irritation. Her interaction with Alex has been very positive.
After spend 60 min this past Saturday with Suzette I realize how important is you communication skills and the capacity of shift properly between languages for those that are bilingual like me. I can tell that Suzette was excellent and help me to identify a few weakness on my grammar and the way and using English verbs and adjective. Thanks to Suzette and I score her as a ten.
Suzette helped me to correct my Spoken-English by monitoring, she wrote down what I spoke regarding a subject and guided to make sound more make sense and corrected grammar mistakes. As a English is a Second Language teacher she is perfect fit, she has depth of experience in different culture which is big plus to work together.
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Improve your ACT English skills as well as your test taking skills. Often polishing academic content area skills and test taking skills can greatly increase your confidence on test taking day. Also raising your awareness of the test as in question types and content covered lowers anxiety and enables you to handle the test with greater confidence.
Work with me to improve your reading skills. Often practicing reading strategies can greatly enhance your skill of successful managing the reading section of this test. However test taking skills are key as well, and I can assist you in further developing these for increased confidence on test taking day.
I have a Graduate Level Bible Certificate and along with use of Bible resources, an inductive Bible Study approach provides great insights and understanding of the Bible.
I am a National Board Certified Counselor and I have worked in a variety of environments to guide students in exploring their career interests. Techniques such as interest surveys, quick writes, and browsing career exploration resources aid an individual in defining interests for career development.
Professionally, I have taught K-12 Art for six years, and I am certified in VA and MD to teach Art which includes drawing, painting, sculpture, art history, etc. We'll experiment with various techniques to help the student artist develop a visual vocabulary such an interactive art journal. These journals include drawings, quick studies, and reflective notes on experiences of art in a range of paradigms and will aid in gathering skill and focus artistic subject matter.
Does your child need help with developing his science skills? I can work with your elementary student to enhancing his or her science knowledge.
Whether you need support in comprehending and analyzing a piece of literature, developing your writing skills, or improving your grammar or vocabulary, tutoring in English can definitely polish your English skills. Perhaps you wish to communicate in a more articulate manner for your job tasks such as in giving presentations or managing public speaking engagements, or just need support to complete English classes or university courses, I can greatly aid you in furthering your communication skills.
Do you tend to get stuck with the grammatical features of writing and speaking? With a sustained focus on some of the basics and a few other commonly misused grammar structures, you can be well on the way to writing and speaking in a more educated manner.
Reading and analyzing literature can be very enjoyable for some and tedious for others. If you struggle to understand a particular piece or type of literature, tutoring can help you learn literary terms and aspects of different types of literature that will greatly assist you in extending your literary understanding.
I have a B.A. in Art which included course work in painting. Currently I am certified in Art K-12 in Virginia and Maryland and have taught art for K-12, and I have taught painting as Art Certification and teaching in art includes teaching painting, drawing, sculpture, multimedia, art history, etc. I include instruction in technique for different painting media and styles and periods of painting.
Proofreading your writing can be challenging as you have put a great deal of thought into what you wish to communicate, and hence you are often quite sure you got your point across to your audience. However it can be difficult to ascertain what aspects of your writing are actually clouding the picture or miscommunicating your ideas often due to familiarity with the topic and numerous attempts at rewriting a piece. Therefore an objective reader can quickly point out unclear or confusing elements. Ensure your work is polished; a proofreader like myself can ponder and review your writing.
There are many elements involved in strengthening reading skills. Perhaps practicing phonics and phonetics is needed. Possibly you need to enhance your reading skills by strengthening comprehension with the use of a variety of reading strategies. Indeed increasing your reading skills can help you in almost every area of your life, and in the process, reading can become so much more enjoyable for you.
Improve your SAT Reading skills as well as your test taking skills. Often polishing academic content area skills and test taking skills can greatly increase your confidence on test taking day. Also raising your awareness of the test as in question types and content covered lowers anxiety and enables you to handle the test with greater confidence.
SAT Writing: Improve your writing by utilizing the process writing approach. This method develops a piece of writing and consists of brainstorming or planning, developing a rough draft, editing it for content, organization, style, word choice, grammar, and mechanics, and finally revising it. While tutoring you to enhance your writing, a variety of tools will be incorporated to provide further support and strengthen writing weaknesses.
I am certified in Virginia to teach English and ESOL K-12 and I have for example taught English 9, 10, and 11 students and particularly the 11th graders take the SOL Writing and SOL Reading. Thus I raise students awareness of the SOL standards, tutor them to attain the required content and skills, and review with them using sample SOL questions to ensure success on SOL tests.
I have taken a number of major tests such as SAT, GRE, Praxis and hence utilized and polished test taking skills. Also I have taught a number of students test taking skills to ensure they succeed in the test taking process
Taking the TOEFL with confidence on test day is greatly enhanced in a number of ways. I work with TOEFL students to further develop their speaking, writing, grammar, listening, and pronunciation skills. Also there are effective ways to practice and prepare that significantly reduce test day anxiety. Get the help you need to succeed on the TOEFL.
Vocabulary development significantly increases the enjoyment of reading, writing, and speaking in English. Advancement in vocabulary also gives others the sense you know what you are talking or writing about. Get the help you need to be articulate in English.
Good writing takes time and is created best through the process of brainstorming, developing a rough draft, editing and revising. If authors go through 100s of edits prior to publication, can you expect to write perfectly the first time? And many of us do have this misconception, "If I can't write it perfectly the first time, I can't write." Get help to polish your writing.
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