I have been teaching and tutoring students in English for many years in both public and private schools. In the past, I served as a reading, composition, literature, and ACT/SAT tutor for Peoria Public Schools, Huntington Learning Centers, and ClubZ! In-Home Tutoring. It is always a joy to see a student understand concepts and improve academic performance. My former students have consistently improved ACT/SAT scores, as well as tested out of basic English classes upon entering college. In addition to my years as a teacher, I also spent 10 years as an educational interpreter for the hearing-impaired.
I graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. degree in English education. Though I take pleasure in tutoring all English-related subjects, I especially enjoy grammar and composition, particularly helping students to appreciate the relationship between grammar and writing. I often tell my students, "The end of grammar is writing!"
I am an even-tempered person who endeavors to make every student feel respected, valuable, and comfortable. I know that there are no set methods to achieve student success; therefore I am ready to adjust methods as the need arises.
In my spare time I enjoy attending plays, reading, and trying out new recipes.
Liberty University - Bachelors, English