Tutoring and helping others is so fulfilling for me, that I make every effort to offer a comfortable learning environment for my learners. As a professor at a local state college for the past ten years, I have taught English as a Second Language and tutored both adults and children in many subjects. (Many of my students asked me to tutor their children.) I now have my state clearances for the state of Florida and tutor elementary children for the school district. Having lived in Mexico for ... [more]
Grammar is one of my specialties, especially in English. For many years now, I have taught English and the many rules we use in grammar, in addition to punctuation and capitalization. To help you remember the many rules, I explain why they exist. I will also provide many "tips and tricks" to help your memory in addition to activities to practice.
As an accountant for well over ten years, I have used electronic spreadsheets to analyze general ledger account balances. Now that I teach, I still use Excel quite often and am Microsoft-certified in Excel 2007.
Reading comprehension is so important. It literally affects all other subjects; you have to understand what you are reading to know what to do - even in math - in word problems. I have a lot of experience in reading - especially as one of my favorite hobbies. Reading for understanding requires knowledge of a large vocabulary, reading between the lines, and idioms - just to name a few. With my knowledge of language arts: grammar, punctuation, etc., and my advanced understanding of the English language, I know many tips and tricks to share to enhance reading comprehension.
Before living in Mexico as a student, I studied Spanish in high school for several years. In addition to teaching grammar, reading, and writing in Spanish, I also explain pronunciation for those who want to sound more native.
English is one of my favorite subjects. As an adjunct professor teaching English as a Second Language, I have become well-versed in grammar and language arts. Learning a second language myself required that I learn more about my native language of English.
Having taught in an adult education department for many years, I have instructed GED subjects to many classes, including advanced ESL students. I am also bilingual in Spanish and can help those who have English as their second language. I have a great deal of experience in both English (reading comprehension and grammar) and math that will help in passing the GED.
While teaching English as a Second Language at a local college, many of my students requested my assistance in preparing for the TOEFL. For the various sections of the test, I provide grammar details, so students can edit their writing and speaking. Also, to confirm their pronunciation is understandable, I ask students to text me a file of their speaking responses (to practice test prompts). For the words I have difficulty deciphering, I explain better pronunciation to my students; for example, the pronunciation of many words in American English changes based on the part of speech these words are functioning as in the specific sentence.
I have tutored children in various subjects, including: reading comprehension, science projects, and Spanish. In addition, I have also assisted my young learners in understanding fractions, decimals, and basic math. Besides tutoring, I have taught 3-hour classes to elementary children in classes during summer youth camps at a community college. We discussed butterflies and other "bugs", and in an American Red Cross class, we discussed safety and health.
Since I teach and tutor in grammar and pronunciation, as well as spelling, I tend to review phonics a lot with my students. Knowing phonics substantially helps my students in their reading and spelling, and my ESL students in their pronunciation as well.
As a child and teen, I took piano lessons for five (5) years.
With two degrees in Business, I have a variety of study skills that I have used in preparing for exams. I can teach you what I have done and give you practice in various subjects, such as math, English and Spanish.
As an adjunct professor at a state college, I have taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for over ten years. I have also tutored second-language learners from many countries, including Japan, Colombia, and Peru in English. I learned a second language, myself, so I can better understand the difficulties many of my students experience in learning English. In addition to teaching English grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation, and accent-reduction, I have also tutored learners to present standardized tests, such as the CASAS, TABE, GED, TESOL and others.
With an MBA and an undergraduate in Accounting and Quantitative Business Analysis (QBA), I have years of experience in the corporate environment. I have over ten years of experience in accounting as a corporate accountant. As a cash manager I managed daily cash. As a general-ledger accountant, I have analyzed accounts using electronic spreadsheets and made adjusting journal entries. At month end and fiscal year-end, we journaled accruals.
Having received a bachelor's degree and later my graduate degree, I have substantial experience in how to navigate the various decisions and steps in applying for college. In addition to writing entrance essays for myself, I have assisted students in completing their own essays and getting into the universities of their choice. I have also tutored many students in studying for the SAT and the ACT to obtain the scores required for their preferred universities. Even more recently, I assisted my own daughter through the college application process after she graduated from an IB program and received a full scholarship to the college of her choice - in addition to the Bright Futures Scholarship - to supplement her grants we applied for through FAFSA.
I am Microsoft-Certified in MS-Outlook 2007, I can tutor you to use this e-mail and calendar software program. We will review how to manage scheduling your tasks and events in addition to sending the information via e-mails to those you wish to invite.