I earned my BA in English Literature from Providence College in 1968. I hold a MEd from Boston University, a Master of Divinity from the Episcopal Divinity School and a Master of Theology from Boston College. In my tutoring, I try to build on a student's current strengths as a first step to improving their academic performance.
I approach each student by learning what they are interested in and then apply this interest in to what is needed for them to succeed. I am an optimist and feel that each student has great potential to be successful.
I as an educator know that student engagement is the key to learning retention and having a great overall classroom experience. With changing times, education requires adaptation and evolution. Students are not as easily captivated as before by simple colorful animations in textbooks and monotonous songs to correlate with learned concepts.
Most of my lessons have been to high school students looking to improve ACT Reading, Writing, and English scores, or who are looking to prepare for college-load reading assignments. Most of my recent lessons, though, have been to college students who don't have comfort with English or writing essays and need general guidance, review, and knowledge on how to become a better writer.
After receiving my help, all my former students received either an "A" in the subject they were struggling with or boosted their grade by at least 2 grade levels. I have also helped students earn admission to the colleges of their choice by assisting with admissions essays.
Using the principles of observation and inquiry, I lead you to your own best ideas and help you express them so that what's on the page matches the vision in your imagination. I help you cultivate creativity and analytical skills.
My teaching philosophy is that every student is different; therefore, my teaching methodology varies for each student. I take a multiple intelligences approach to teaching, building in a variety of ways of learning into my lessons. Also, my undergraduate degree is from a university known as an engineering school. I have a very logical/mathematical approach to grammar and writing.
Embedded in all I teach is the method of Stephen Krashen: I+1, i.e. the core material with some reach/stretch is needed, but not too much of a stretch so as to frustrate students. I teach not simply mastery of the facts but critical, higher level thinking and writing skills, argumentation, and inferential reading that calls for going beyond a "right there" answer to assessing one that is implied.
I started teaching when I was just eighteen at secondary school level and taught for six years before proceeding for higher studies in India. I completed my Chemical Engineering Degree with a First Class and scored a Distinction for my MBA degree at the University of Mauritius. I took pleasure working on my dissertation that time and scored a Distinction.
I like to work with individual students usually, but have taught groups as large as five students at once. Depending on what the lesson may be for the day I am open to teaching multiple students at once as well.
My teaching methodology is very personal to each student! I, first, lay out the client's goals, their learning style, and their current experience to cultivate an experience and lesson plan for them. I am a very motivational tutor that can help a student succeed.
I always adapt my teaching method to the student and context. I believe in meeting individual students at the level they've already achieved and affirming, naming and congratulating them on their current skills sets. I present myself as a compassionate co-learner who just so happens to have the knowledge the student needs.
My goal is to foster creativity and help guide students into unique ways of critical thinking. As a kid, I loved to read because I had teachers who encouraged my imagination, I'd like to do the same for the kids I tutor.
I am highly motivated and enthusiastic and teach in a passionate and practical way. I love to see students excel in confidence and content knowledge. I am patient and will meet you where you are at. Through tutoring, we will explore your learning style and exploit your strengths to be successful.
My teaching uses story-telling to grab interest and dramatize material. Attractive visuals with PowerPoint and video are helpful. My talks involve asking students/audience members a lot of questions draw them out and evoke conversations that serve as springboards for material.
I have an MFA in poetry, a BFA in English, and a CELTA certificate, along with teaching endorsements in English, ESL, and GT (gifted and talented). I taught English Literature and Language to 7,8, and 9th graders for 10 years, ESL for several years, including several years of work with international students.
There is no one method. It depends on the age and maturity of the students. It also depends on their skill level and motivation. While it is sometimes helpful to make it as fun and engaging as possible, that would be inappropriate at other times, such as when teaching essay writing.
I am a sophomore English major and Honors student with experience as an assistant editor on my college literary journal. Over the summer, I co-taught a creative writing class for elementary and middle school students where I worked to provide the tools for learning, as well as structure and guidance.
*Experience in tutoring college students and high school/middle school students in editing and revising a variety of written assignments *Skilled at close-reading of texts, developing a thesis, and discovering relevant research *Capable of explaining difficult material through examples *Focused on helping students achieve lasting change in quality of work *Enthusiastic and encouraging...
As a tutor, I am both patient and thorough. I will take all the time necessary to make sure a student knows how to perfect their essay.
My teaching method is to help students find their own voice with supplemental instruction to what they have already been taught, and to help them be confident in their own abilities. A tutors job shouldn’t be to make others write like themselves.
Instruction in the "Great Hearts" teaching philosophy. Primary sources (both books and short material) with guided Socratic discussion following the reading. Books covered might include Huck Finn, My Antonia, The Great Gatsby, Walden, The Grapes of Wrath, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Federalist Papers.
I am very attentive to detail! I will help you pick apart an essay so that your tone is refined and your grammar is excellent. I prepare weekly writing activities and provide you with engaging practice prompts to perfect your writing.
I offer a highly personalized approach based on the unique needs and goals of each student. I am available as a private tutor as well as a classroom instructor. Each lesson will include a range of activities, from spontaneous 'free-writes' to literary analyses to general instruction in the mechanics of grammar and punctuation.
My teaching method involves looking at the larger picture (The main topic of an essay, reading) and then helping to break it down into smaller parts that easier to comprehend as to not overwhelm my students. For example, if a paper for a class needs to be 5 pages.
I offer lessons primarily to high school and college students enrolled in writing and literature classes, but I am also happy to help students compose and edit written work in other areas if it does not require that I have expert knowledge on the subject.
My teaching method is to personalized every lesson for my student. During our first session I give my student an academic assessment to see where they currently are, but I also give a multiple intelligence test, which allows me and the student to understand how they learn best.
My goal is to teach my students to write well, from wherever their starting point may be. I tutor especially for college admissions essay development and college/graduate level writing taught in classical style. The college essay can be the deciding factor in the admissions process.
I have a student-centered approach and use the "I do, we do, you do" model of instruction. Any new area of learning starts with a form of pre-assessment to see what the student already knows, and then work from there.
My teaching method is well-rounded and accommodating to all learners. I base my classes on overall knowledge, understanding, and application. I approach each topic by learning what the student knows and guiding my instruction to meet and exceed their needs.
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Perfect! Crystal is a good teacher. She helped my son in essay writing. He scored well and liked her teaching style. She is focused and dedicated towards her work.
Perfect! My son was very happy with the first lesson and will be continuing.
Perfect! Terry is a tremendous teacher with a profound knowledge of poetry. I consider it a rare privilege to study with him. I highly recommend Terry. He'll change the way you read and appreciate poetry.
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