Hello, there! I'm Toni, a college English professor looking to help you better engage with your learning interests! As a professor, my teaching style emphasizes active learning as a central component, aiming to make my classes more centered on students discovering the material and constructing their own knowledge. In teaching and tutoring, I see myself more as a facilitator of learning who provides students the necessary tools and direction for them to uncover the concepts themselves. Soon we will engage in this process of discovery together!
Before becoming a college professor, of course, I had to go to college myself. I graduated from the University of Dallas in Irving, first with my bachelor's in English and a concentration in Latin, and then later with a master's in English. I also attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where I earned my second master's in English. It was during graduate school that I first began tutoring, and shortly after I left SMU, I began teaching. Since then, I have taught English at the college level, especially composition and British literature.
Through my work as a professor and a tutor, I have had the opportunity to work with students from diverse backgrounds, different age groups, and differing levels of achievement in their academic pursuits. As a professor, I teach in one of the largest and most culturally diverse community colleges in Texas, where my students range in age from dual enrollment high school students to retirees seeking a challenge. In my tutoring, I have worked with students from pre-school aged students to adult professionals on topics from test prep for the SAT or GRE, to simply reading and writing, as well as Latin, history, social studies, and more.
Every student can succeed, as long as they are given appropriate support. With my tutoring, I hope to offer that support so students stay motivated, stay focused, and achieve their goals. Soon enough, that student will be you!
Undergraduate Degree: University of Dallas - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: University of Dallas - Master of Arts, English
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1520
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 760
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AP US History
Basic Computer Literacy
College Application Essays
College Level American History
College Level American Literature
Elementary School English
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Reading
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
SAT 4-Week Prep Class Prep
SAT 8-Week Prep Class Prep
SAT Reading Prep Course
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