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I am a Jamaican by birth and now a citizen of the US. My undergrad degree is in English Language and English Literature and I am a trained teacher. As a Fulbright scholar, I obtained a Masters in Education in Reading and Literacy from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. I remained there where I completed a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Private Sector Administration on a PEO International Peace Scholarship for Women.
My extensive teaching experience encompasses instruction at the junior high, high school, college and university levels. As a college professor, I have had the privilege of teaching teachers, undergraduates, graduates and post graduate students. It was great to also administer a Masters in Education in Educational Leadership and Management program and to help many of my students achieve success through academic advisement. I love teaching English Language and Literature and find particular pleasure in guiding my students in discovering what it is they writing about and how to best approach this task. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see the "bulb" switch on when my students realize and understand the joy of expressing themselves in a clear and unintimidated way. Life long learning is something I treasure and so I love teaching at any level and seeing the wonderment that comes with the gaining of knowledge and in original thoughts and ideas. My interests are many and varied and I love to explore all kinds of cultures and peoples, ways of life and as vegan and whole foods plant based enthusiast I have enjoyed learning new ways of cooking and sampling new flavors and tastes. I do love to take a four mile run/walk each day which I do in the metro park near where I live. I love nature and am a serious pantheist. I revel in music and like to take a swim when the opportunity lends itself. Recently I bought a flute and a recorder and am intending to learn to play them. I also own a guitar and have been somewhat successful in learning some simple compositions. I love writing poetry, reading and watching true crime documentaries.

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Desiree’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of the West Indies - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: East Tennessee State University - Masters in Education, Reading Teacher Education

Graduate Degree: East Tennessee State University - Doctor of Education, Organizational Leadership


Walking/Jogging, swimming, bicycling, reading, outdoor adventures, music, gardening, Taoism, true crime, travel, learning new ways of eating new foods.

Tutoring Subjects

British Literature

College English

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

Dissertation Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

High School English

High School Writing


Thesis Writing

World Literature


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