Hello! My name is Pepper and I have been teaching for more than 11 years. I started in this field because I was interested in travel, and wanted to have time with my son while I was in college. As a result, I learned more about people and the importance motivations have on the ability to learn, retain and feel confident communicating and living in the culture of English speaking communities. In practice, I have taught students from kindergarten, to retirees re-entering the work force. I ha... [more]
Vocabulary lessons are an excellent way to improve your communication skills quickly. Learning about how the words you know change is a powerful tool. Understanding word parts, and other English communication patterns, I make new vocabulary easy to learn and use!
Grammar instruction does not have to be intimidating! Building understanding about the smaller pieces of English based on the students' knowledge and experience with communicating, creates a safe environment for learning and making mistakes.
The basics we learn in elementary school can be trusted to shape and organize our work as adult writers. My job as your tutor is to remind you of what you know and teach you what you don't know. The end result is a product you can be proud of.
My masters degree is in TESOL. I have taught as part of a team of adult educators in community colleges, and as the head of a vocational program with online and in-person, group and individual classes. I love teaching because learning is a process, and I get to watch it happen right in front of me.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
I have worked with people from 5 to 60 years of age with autism in the classroom, in a group residential facility and one-on-one in their homes. I have experience implementing educational, social, and employment skill development curriculum targeted by IEPs in both California and Missouri.
My associates and bachelors degrees are in Sociology. It is compelling, salient, and one of my favorite subjects. Developing an understanding of this science will help the student comprehend and navigate society on a larger scale.
I have tutored and taught grade-schoolers and adults since 2006. My degree and teaching experience includes both vocational, and common core curriculum. I am also able to adhere to state requirements for records keeping.