I am interested in helping students improve their reading, writing, research and public speaking skills. I work with students from grades 6-12 and undergraduate to graduate students. Other information about me:
Where did you get your education?
I have a B.A. in English from UNC-Pembroke, an M.A. in English/Technical Communication from East Carolina University, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from NC State Univ. and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Clemson University.
What is your tutoring experience (or experience working with students)?
I have seventeen years of experience teaching English at the middle school, high school, community college and university levels.
What subjects do you tutor?
I tutor English, Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Research and test-taking skills. My favorite subject to tutor is Reading because it's my first love. I like to see struggling or disinterested students read better and learn more about themselves in the pages of a book or online.
How would you describe your teaching philosophy/your tutoring style?
My teaching philosophy is that all students can learn, grow and improve regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, location, family background or intellectual level. My job is to figure out how best to achieve this learning.
What interests you outside of academia? Oftentimes, clients choose a tutor because they share a similar hobby.
As a full-time high school teacher, my free time is limited. When I do have time off from work I like to write poetry and academic articles, read, watch TV, take road trips and spend time with my 5-year old nephew and 3-year old niece.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Pembroke - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: East Carol - Master of Arts, English
reading, road trips, hanging out with family and friends, doing research and writing
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills
ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning
ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills
Basic Computer Literacy
CBEST - The California Basic Educational Skills Test
CLEP American Literature
CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Composition
CLEP College Composition Modular
CLEP English Literature
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
COMPASS Writing Skills
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment
GRE Subject Test in Literature in English
GRE Subject Tests
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
ISEE-Lower Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Lower Level Writing
ISEE-Middle Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Middle Level Writing
ISEE-Upper Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Upper Level Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
OAT Reading Comprehension
PC Basic Computer Skills
PRAXIS Social Studies
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science