U. of Miami, Florida
Michigan State U. (Master's)
Marquette U. (Graduate Coursework)
As a former college counselor at two universities , I am familiar with the academics required for successful college performance. I did administer the ACT and interpreted the scores for many students, assisting them in choosing fields of study based on their strongest capabilities and interests.
I was a good student, earning a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and French, minoring in English. I earned a Master's degree in College Student Counseling and worked, as mentioned above, at two universities. My proficiency in English and writing served me well. I am a published author of short manuscripts and am currently completing work on a book about my life with retired racing sled dogs. I currently own and manage a sled dog kennel.
As a tutor, I bring in diverse life experience and assist students in utilizing their strengths and improving in their weakest areas. English, Writing, Speaking are my areas of choice for teaching. I can also tutor in Beginning French, having had four years of college French.
I also worked in business as a Human Resources Manager, Employee Relations Manager, Trainer and Training Designer, Insurance and Risk Manager. Traveling to various other countries has also enhanced my ability to offer interesting tutoring. As a former college counselor at two universities , I am familiar with the academics required for successful college performance. I did administer the ACT and interpreted the scores for many students, assisting them in choosing fields of study based on their strongest capabilities and interests.
I was a good student, earning a
In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.
When employed as a college counselor I was an administrator of the ACT test. My college level work in English gave me sufficient background to qualify me at this level of instruction.
Reading is a great pleasure for me and I like to introduce it to students at a level which interests them. Most students will learn to enjoy reading if the subject matter is of great interest to them. Even if subject matter is not of interest, there are techniques for gleaning information from reading more efficiently.
My English skills are very good and it is easy for me to build a good relationship with students. Working together to learn English as a second language can be a very positive experience. I do have some knowledge of foreign languages as well (French, Italian, Russian (alphabet)). Having studied other languages, I do understand the challenges.
My background in college level coursework in English provided me with sufficient expertise to teach grammar at this level. I am an avid reader and writer, as well.
In my work experience as a college counselor, human resources manager, training designer,
corporate leadership mentor, executive director of two organizations and employee relations manager, I have written and submitted many documents which I had personally proofread. The ability to create a well written document is a strong skill for success. Proofreading is a natural skill for me and I do enjoy it. It can be fun!
The ability to read efficiently and well, gleaning information accurately, is a skill which one can practice and improve. Assistance of a reading tutor is useful . My background in education and counseling affords me relevant experience in tutoring students readying for the SAT reading tests.
Since childhood I have been successful at vocabulary development. My high school and precollege test scores indicated that I had a higher than average level of competency in vocabulary. I read avidly and often. In addition, I enjoy word games such as Words with Friends. Improving vocabulary is an enjoyable recreation and it can be fun.
My writing experience has been academic, in business and in personal writing for publication. My early grounding in writing was in a liberal arts university of high standards. That experience grounded me in many fine points of writing, underscored by the thorough use of the Perrin Smith handbook.
Numerous professors in my liberal arts training were exceptionally helpful in critiquing my writing. One professor suggested I should go on to writing as a career. I enjoy writing, proofreading, presenting my writings for discussion and enjoy sharing with students interested in learning to write.