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EducationBA - CSU Fullerton - high honors. While I was working on the BA, I was also working as a Bilingual Instructional Aide in Orange and Santa Ana Unified School Districts.
I fell in love with medieval literature as an undergraduate, but the BA is a place for general studies. I took lots of Oral Interpretive courses - for children, Shakespeare, etc. and plenty of history.
MA - CSU Fullerton - high honors. This is where I started working as a tutor. We tutored any student who wanted help with his/her essay in 20-30 minute sessions. This included Business English, English 101, English 99, and any other English course on campus. My final year, I was given my own English 101 class, and I became a professional teacher.
My MA thesis was called, "Medieval Mums." It was about how mothers were seen through the lens of various kinds of medieval literature: romances, religious verse, sermons, ballads, etc. I also took courses in John Donne, Milton, Shakespeare, Chaucer, and lots of other cool stuff.
PhD - UC Riverside - incomplete. I finished the coursework, but I had to take a break from the testing and writing my thesis.
I have been teaching Composition at the university level for twelve years. I have taught Eng 99, 101, 1A, 1B, 1C, Eng 4, and Basic Writing 3. I have also helped people edit letters, Personal Statements, job applications and resumes, essays, theses, etc.
I don't get paid over the summer, so am available in July and August. :)
ExperiencePatient, Professional, Thorough, Friendly!
I have successfully taught/tutored for more than twelve years.
Terms: the first session is always free to make sure that you are happy with my work. 24 hour notice is required to cancel a session.
I have worked with children as young as five through adults over fifty. Some of my students have learning disabilities (undiagnosed or with IEPs), but some people just need a little refresher course offered with humor, patience and plenty of encouragement to be able to reach their goals.
I love the challenge of being a tutor - working with one student (or small groups) to help each person become a better reader, writer, or test taker.
I have taught English at three universities for twelve years, and I have tutored for more than five years at Santa Ana College, CSU Fullerton, Professional Tutors of America, and Wyzant. I am currently employed as a lecturer at University of California, Riverside.
Three times, I was privileged to be one of the educators who graded the UC written entrance exams.
I have edited books and theses in various fields.
HobbiesMy husband and I have five children. Three of them served as US Marines. I have a soft spot for those who serve our country. I love animals, good books, and a wide variety of music - everything but rap and jazz.
One of my favorite things to do is to learn new things. Right now, I am studying website design.
American Literature, Literature, Medieval Literature, Reading, SAT Critical Reading, SAT Subject Test in Literature, SAT Verbal, SAT Writing, Study Skills And Organization, Summer Tutoring, World Literature, Literary Analysis, Introduction to Poetry, Introduction to Fiction, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, CAHSEE English, CLEP English Literature, English, Essay Editing, Expository Writing, Fiction Writing, GRE Analytical Writing, Writing
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