Hi, my name is Debbie and I'm looking forward to working with you! I have over 25 years experience in teaching many subjects in many settings. I have taught English and ESL at elementary, high school, and college levels. I have worked as a professional proofreader for a publishing firm in Champaign, IL. My areas of special expertise are test preparation for ISAT, PSAT, SSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, TOEFL, and IELTS tests and proofreading graduate-level medical, biological, legal, and computer scie... [more]
I taught 5th - 6th grade English, science, and math at Ricardo Christian School in Ricardo, Texas, for 2 years. I taught 5th grade history at Hillcrest School in Stillwater, Oklahoma, for 1 year.
Hi, I have 20 years of experience in web design. I have taught advanced courses in web design and data management at the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL, and at the Parkland Business Development Center in Champaign, IL. As a consultant, I have provided web design expertise for the Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Human Kinetics, Busey Bank, and a number of departments at the University of Illinois. I enjoy teaching and look forward to helping you with your web design questions.
I have many years of experience tutoring many kinds of national-level and state-level tests, and I have also tutored students taking specialized academic tests for entry into high-performing middle schools and high schools. I have tutored the ISEE skill areas - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and Mathematics Achievement - with students in grades 6-12, and I have also tutored students taking similar tests such as PSAT, SSAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE.
I have taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced MS Access classes at Parkland College Business Development Center, the University of Illinois, Carle Foundation Hospital, Busey Bank, and other large corporations. I have over 25 years of data analysis and database development experience in a wide range of corporate, research, and academic environments.
I have taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced MS Outlook classes At Busey Bank, I taught Outlook to over 1,600 employees in 3 states when Busey transitioned from using Eudora email to Outlook email.
I have a very strong background in English reading, writing, and speaking. I have taught English in many different academic environments over the years. Currently, I work part time as a Corporate Language Acquisition Trainer for Global Language Training, where I tutor professional engineers, researchers, and managers from other countries in speaking and writing business English. I have tutored ESL for many years. Currently, I am a certified Wyzant tutor for the TOEFL exam, which is very similar to the IELTS exam. I am also a certified Wyzant tutor for English, ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, GRE (English grammar and reading comprehension), PSAT (English grammar and reading comprehension), SAT Reading, SSAT (English grammar and reading comprehension), Vocabulary, and writing.