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Phyllis

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I believe that everyone can learn, and it is an instructor's responsibility to find a means in which to make learning happen for each individual person, regardless of their physical and mental or emotional capabilities, race or religious background, gender or income. I believe that learning is conditional upon one's learning style or modality; upon individual instructional tools and strategies implemented by an instructor, and upon individual learning interests and needs. I also believe that best learning happens when teachers form trusting relationships with their students, where learning and developing into better human beings is a goal, and where encouraging students to give and contribute to society in a positive and meaningful manner is another goal. My personal beliefs about learning and instruction stem from an extensive background in the field of education, at all levels, from elementary to middle school, from high school to college. In fact, I taught public school as an English teacher for 33 years and worked as an adjunct professor in the fields of education and business for 12 years. During that time, I've earned a BA degree in English, a Master's degree in reading, curriculum and instruction, and several educational certifications in advanced literature, journalism, and free-lance writing. I pride myself in making connections with my students by demonstrating my knowledge in a subject area; my willingness to seek sources and provide immediate resources that enable learning to take place on a continuum. I know that everyone leans differently and that interests in learning are also different, from one individual to the next. My goal here is to be a bridge between what a student struggles with and what he or she needs to know in order to be successful and meet his or her learning goal. Therefore, I look forward to working with you as a Varsity Tutor and hope that you will continue the tutoring process until your goals are met.

Phyllis’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Central State University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Cleveland State University - Masters in Education, Education

Hobbies

singing, music, reading, writing, theater, movies, exercising, and church, family, and friends

Tutoring Subjects

American Literature

British Literature

College English

College Level American Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

PRAXIS Prep

Public Speaking

Test Prep

Writing