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I am new to WyzAnt, however I have been a teacher of English composition and literature for over a decade.  I am excited about meeting area students and guiding on them journey of education.    The core of my philosophy is that everyone is on a journey -- each of us can continue to grow and develop as learners, as writers, and as thinkers.  My job is to discover where you are and assist you in moving to the next step in your journey.  In doing this, our journeys overlap for a season -- you learn from me and I learn from you.  We learn and grow together.    So, if you are a student or a tutor, I look forward to learning with you. 

I am new to WyzAnt, however I have been a teacher of English composition and literature for over a decade.  I am excited about meeting area students and guiding on them journey of education.    The core of my philosophy is that everyone is on a journey -- each of us can continue to grow and develop as learners, as writers, and as thinkers.  My job is to discover where you are and assist you in moving to the next step in your journey.  In doing this, our journeys overlap for a season -- you learn from me and I learn from you.  We learn and grow together.    So, if you are a student or a tutor, I look forward to learning with you. 

Have you ever been assigned a paper and then just sat there staring at a blank page or screen because you didn't know what to write?  Many of us have been there at one time or another.  My son (whom I will probably write about quite a bit) struggled with ADHD throughout his childhood and still battles it occasionally.  One thing I had him try when he was in 5th grade was to write just like he spoke because he never seemed to be at a loss for words around me! You can edit and revise your paper to fix grammatical errors or to make it sound more formal, but to get your ideas down on paper, just relax and tell your story.   Even though he loved to talk, he had a difficult time getting the dialog he had in his head onto paper so I suggested he use a recording device and record his rough draft.  He felt kind of funny talking into a recorder at first so I recorded him telling me a story about pirates.  He had read a few articles online and a couple of... read more

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