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Jeffrey

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I studied film as an undergraduate at the University of Iowa. My love of the arts took me to California where I worked for the San Francisco Jazz Festival, a literary magazine, and an online greeting card company. I moved to Japan to teach English and stayed for three years, smitten by living overseas in a fascinating culture. I spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, helping teachers create student-centered classrooms. I then came back to North Carolina and taught high school English for seven years. But the travel fever returned...I moved to Ecuador and taught in a private school while tutoring university faculty members in English during the evenings. I also worked at the American International School of Egypt in Cairo, where I learned to scuba dive in the Red Sea! Finally, I worked at a private school in Mumbai, India. I have worked and had training in the International Baccalaureate curriculum, the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum, as well the Common Core/US standards. I have tutored students in preparation for various exams, including the IELTS, ACT, and SAT. I love books of many different genres, especially graphic novels. I tend to believe that education should be fun and that laughter is great approach to success. I am happy to be back in the Raleigh/Durham area and I hope that I can help you reach your educational goals!

Jeffrey’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Iowa - Bachelor in Arts, Mass Communications

Graduate Degree: Campbell University - Masters in Education, English

State Certified Teacher

Test Scores

GRE Verbal: 620

GRE Analytical Writing: 5

Hobbies

reading, cooking, scuba diving

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Writing

Adult ESL/ELL

American Literature

College English

College Level American Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

IB Extended Essay

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Other

Phonics

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Test Prep

Writing