I seek to ignite, inside every one of my students, the same passion for learning that has guided me through my career as a college professor and published author. For the past fifteen years, I have helped struggling students gain mastery over the writing process, and I have taught them to approach the study of U.S. history in a more fruitful, less intimidating way. Many of my students have called me their favorite college professor; many of those students, along with my colleagues, have written glowing letters of reference on my behalf. As a tutor, I cultivate that same joy and satisfaction in my clients.
There is a voice inside all students that is waiting to emerge. As a teacher, I help students to discover their own voice and to emerge as thinkers and writers. I listen carefully to each student and speak directly to her or his own concerns. Students often feel distressed over their lack of comprehension or their sub-par performance. My objective is to deepen students' confidence and comfort level, so that they emerge from our work feeling better about themselves. Their enhanced confidence will improve their academic performance, which will, in turn, further enhance their confidence.
In our engagement with U.S. history, written composition, or grammar, we work largely with the materials that the student has been assigned at school. I ask my own questions and issue my own assignments based on the school materials. I also introduce my own materials. My assignments challenge students without overwhelming them.
During each session, the student and I talk together. I carefully note what the student enjoys doing or does well, so that I can help integrate the student's strengths into our learning process. I remain attentive to the student's difficulties, so that we can address them as quickly and comprehensively as possible. Periodically, I provide assessments of the student's progress. And I welcome feedback from parents and students.
I will travel and meet students in their homes. I ask for twelve hours advance notice for all cancellations.
Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you. I look forward to our exciting work together. I seek to ignite, inside every one of my students, the same passion for learning that has guided me through my career as a college professor and published author. For the past fifteen years, I have helped struggling students gain mastery over the writing process, and I have taught them to approach the study of U.S. history in a more fruitful, less
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