You will respond positively to my method of direct instruction involving caring, personalized attention. Art History, Philosophy, Teacher Education, and English are my primary subject areas. Avail of my word count-based editing and proofreading services. For tight deadlines, I can be available on extremely short notice, all year round. Ace that paper! As an editor, I help you plan, outline, draft, edit, and proofread job applications and resumes, personal statements, academic research p... [more]
Being a persuasive speaker with a wide vocabulary at my fingertips, I have first hand experience with what these personal traits have, over the years, contributed to my personal success. With me as your instructor, you will learn strategies for developing a wide vocabulary and skills for accurate spelling. We will engage in strengthening exercises that will sharpen thinking, so that, even under pressure, you are literally thinking on your feet.
Among the many qualities success is built on, effective use of language remains the one that is most coveted. Your communication skills are an indication of your capabilities, and grammar above all contributes to your overall presentation as an educated and accomplished individual worthy of trust. Poor grammar--like incorrect spelling--can be an unwelcome distraction. It is one thing to be able to call another person's attention in a positive way, but it is much more important to maintain it, and for you to be held in high esteem. As my student, you will learn to communicate in written and oral form, using impeccable and correct grammar. I will help you learn the relevant knowledge and skills in English usage. I guarantee, you will gain exceptional mastery of English.
Using targeted learning strategies for specific students to achieve optimal outcomes, I apply interdisciplinary approaches and address learning styles. I work to improve reading comprehension, composition, grammar, and vocabulary. In the process of tutoring for content-area comprehension, my students learn to use study guides and a variety of texts for different purposes. I also employ many targeted literacy learning strategies. Internalizing study skills specific to the discipline helps to strengthen mastery of the subject.
Qualified to provide intensive review and instructional support, I presently tutor elementary level high school students. This includes writing, reading parallel texts, basic conversation, and dictation. I also undertake mixed ability small group instruction.
You will obtain and strengthen knowledge in music theory, including fundamentals, terminology, and analysis. We will address specifics of your assignment in theory and practice.
Writing will be purposeful because you are a person, who wants to achieve certain goals in writing. Writing tutorials will be foregrounded by a model of good writing, followed by guided practice. You will learn to set an objective and theme for writing. Write freely or draw up an outline. Draft. Moreover, you will be able to articulate ideas using precise vocabulary, and to be thorough and concise. You can provide good reasons for conclusions, include personal experience, record oral exchange, or cite from textual material. The outcome is that you will be writing very much better narratives, research projects, persuasive and argumentative essays, critiques, letters and memos, and even, book reports. I can teach you the APA Formatting and Style Guide, the Chicago Manual of Style, and the MLA (Modern Language Association) Style. Whenever I edit, I ensure that language, text, citations, and bibliography, accurately follow stylistic and formatting requirements. Moreover, I will point out reliable sources, provide structure, and edit. Last but not least, students will receive constructive criticism: encouraging them to excel, clarifying what is good in their work, revising when their writing isn't clear, and following specific directions on how to do better.
I am a credentialed English teacher in New Jersey (K-12) and California. I teach Critical Thinking courses at the university level and provide individualized instruction to those who require guidance in writing papers. I also teach according to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
The many years I taught English to speakers of other languages in Hong Kong, New Jersey, and Los Angeles are the collective teaching experience I bring to bear whenever I teach English as a second language, as a skill for writing, reading, thinking, listening, and speaking. You will be involved in many instances practicing comprehension and higher order thinking, organizing your thoughts in order to put them down in writing, and defending your position as an active participant in discussions. Students who are speakers of other languages appreciate the scaffolding I provide, such as parallel texts, film, and multimedia, that promotes better understanding of the text and elevates dialogue.
Government & Politics
I taught government and politics at the New Jersey Governor's School for Public Issues, Monmouth University. I will teach you how to keep abreast of issues both local and international and when called upon, maintain a definitive stance in relation to them.
A Doctor of Education, I have a thriving practice writing and editing research papers in psychology. If you want your paper to conform to APA style guidelines and format, let me help you. You require accuracy and a quick turnaround, both of which I can guarantee.
My degrees in English, concentrating on literature and writing, are invested in the lessons you will receive about literary genres, forms, features, authors and poets, literary terms, analysis, and criticism. These lessons double as writing tutorials because you are a learner who writes, in response to the reading material at hand. You, as the student, will learn how to support your claims and how to cite evidence from the text, whether it be from American Literature, African-American Literature, British Literature, Shakespeare, Contemporary Literature, Young Adult and Children's Literature, and World Literature. The outcome is that you will be writing very much better narratives, research projects, persuasive and argumentative essays. As the student, you will also learn how to unpack poetry, what a classic is, literary terms (e.g. bildungsroman and roman ? clef), figurative language (e.g. metaphor, personification, hyperbole), the works of specific authors and poets, how to talk about books, and publishing jargon (e.g.editor, royalty, blurb). Last but not least, students will receive all manner of constructive criticism: encouragement moving them to excel, what is good in their work, when their writing isn't clear, and specific directions on how to do better.
In the process of tutoring for content-area comprehension in history, my students learn to understand and retain facts, ideas, causes, and consequences. Internalizing practices specific to the discipline helps to strengthen your mastery of the subject in the way historians construct arguments, obtain further knowledge, and use primary sources.
I specialize in editing according to the APA Formatting and Style Guide, the Chicago Manual of Style, and the MLA (Modern Language Association) Style. I have expertise in writing in the field of Education. Whenever I edit, I ensure that language, text, citations, and bibliography, accurately follow stylistic and formatting requirements. Moreover, I will point out reliable sources, provide structure, and edit. I guarantee correctness and a quick turnaround. As I have been a feature writer in English for international publications, you can also avail of my proofreading and editing services.
Preparing for the PSAT, SAT test &/or ACT Writing, you will sense a marked improvement in your test taking skills. I teach you targeted test taking strategies so that you approach test items with knowing recognition. You will develop higher order thinking. You will acquire the knowledge and skills required to speedily produce the best answer. In responding to prompts, you will be organized, persuasive, and thorough.
Preparing for the PSAT and SAT, you will sense a marked improvement in your test taking skills. I teach you targeted test taking strategies so that you approach test items with knowing recognition. You will develop higher order thinking. You will obtain the knowledge and skills required to work out the best answer. In responding to prompts, you will be organized, persuasive, and thorough.
You will achieve a very high score when I prepare you for the TOEFL because I will equip you with knowledge of the test and relevant test-taking strategies. My TOEFL review students score VERY HIGH on the TOEFL!
Art History (M.A.). I will teach you how to write essays for exams and projects in Art History. As a teacher, I have been: Instructor, Introduction to Art History (Undergraduate); Instructor, Introduction to Art History and AP Art History. You will come away knowing the achievements of artistic giants, a wide array of seminal works, and stylistic movements. Historical circumstances, societal values, and shifting personal and collective identities will be foregrounded. You will also become better at navigating and interpreting visual representations and various media.
I will equip you with skills so that you develop mastery of spelling. I can also edit and proofread your written work for accuracy.
Preparing for the ACT English, you will sense a marked improvement in your test taking skills. I teach you targeted test taking strategies so that you approach test items with knowing recognition. You will develop thinking skills and gain the knowledge required for producing the best answer. In responding to prompts, you will be organized, persuasive, and thorough.
I presently tutor middle school students in physical and life sciences (CCSS). This is at the local public school district. I have had success teaching students in grades 6-8 overcome difficulties in understanding elementary science-based concepts.
My professional credentials as a teacher in New Jersey and California cover providing instruction in grades K-6. Mastery Learning includes modeling concepts, guided practice, and checking for understanding. The goal for my students is independent practice, which is carried through in real world application.
For International Students, I offer lessons in Study Skills (i.e. time management, reading, note-taking, active participation, and study groups), English (i.e. listening comprehension, fluency development, oral intelligibility, reading, grammar, vocabulary development, and expository writing). Previously Hong Kong-based, I prepared international students from Hong Kong make successful academic transitions to US (e.g. Westover School, CT) and UK (e.g. Wells Cathedral School, Somerset) independent secondary schools, and US (e.g. Columbia University, NYC) and UK (e.g. University College London, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London) universities.
For many years, I worked side-by-side with the founding director-playwright, Ricardo Saludo, of our very own chamber theater company for Manila and Hong Kong audiences. Among the plays we produced in translation-adaptation are Bolt's "A Man for All Seasons," Kazantsakis' "God's Pauper: St. Francis of Assisi," Joaquin's "Portrait of the Artist as Filipino," and Braginsky's "Once on a New Year's Eve."
I have a record of success as a teacher of students with special needs. My students have included adults and below 18 year olds, including a range of mild/moderate/severe and inclusive classrooms, and students with IEPs. As a professional educator, I adhere to the IEP, in appropriately structured and thoughtful ways. I presently teach at an independent high school for exceptional children.
I have successfully prepared teacher candidates for the Reading and Writing sections. I easily passed the CBEST. You will get intensive writing practice, intensive grammar, and vocabulary building for your upcoming test date with the CTC. As a professional teacher educator, I can offer guidance in navigating the teaching-learning landscape. I recommend this course of instruction if you are more fluent in a language, other than English.
I have taught students the operation of Microsoft and Macintosh platforms. I was trained to teach teachers on the instructional applications of Apple Macintosh, by Dr. Rich Wolfson, and The Mac Bible author Sharon Zardetto, at Montclair State University.
I passed the PRAXIS test for English teachers and have successfully prepared teachers for the test in order to obtain their teaching credential.
I have successfully prepared students for the Common Core (CCSS) in English Language Arts. The review covers objective test items and how to respond to writing prompts. I have English Teacher Certification in New Jersey and California.
I have New Jersey and California (current) State Teacher Certification.