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EducationM.A. in Philosophy and Theology - Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, CA (Jan. 2014)
Graduated with Highest Honors
M.A. in Catholic Studies - University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (May 2009)
Graduated with Highest Honors
B.A. in English, Philosophy, and Medieval Studies - St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (May 2007)
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Sigma Phi
High School - Metro Christian Academy, Tulsa, OK (May 2003)
Valedictorian; National Merit Commended Scholar
ExperienceESL: I have tutored students from Korea, Japan and China, including post-doctoral students at UC Berkeley, graduate students, university students, and community college students. I can help you with conversation skills, reading, basic writing, academic writing, essay writing and editing, listening, idiom usage, pronunciation, job interview skills, college application essays, resumes, and more.
College and University Students: I specialize in academic writing and essay editing, teaching and tutoring English, research papers, library research skills, writing skills, reading skills (reading comprehension and reading speed), and ESL English, but I also tutor students in philosophy (college level), English Literature, Medieval History, Humanities, study skills and computer skills. I also help college students with resume writing, college or graduate school applications and essays, and job interview skills.
High School, Middle School, Elementary School: For students in preschool through 8th grade, I specialize in letter/sound recognition, beginning reading skills, reading comprehension, fluency, reading speed (6th grade and up), and study/note-taking skills (6th grade and up). For high school students, I can help with academic essays, research papers, research skills, reading skills, study skills, history, English, philosophy, theology, test prep, and college applications.
My test scores:
AP English Literature - 4
AP English Comoposition - 4
AP European History - 4
AP Calculus - 4
AP Biology - 4
ACT Reading - 36
ACT English - 35
Over the last 8 years, I have worked as an ESL tutor in Berkeley, California, worked as an ACT tutor in Tulsa, OK, taught reading classes to all ages (preschoolers - adults) in Minnesota, worked as a TA in a freshman writing seminar at St. Olaf College, worked as a substitute teacher at the middle school level in Tulsa, OK, and tutored children ages 7-15 through the Minnesota Literacy Council as an AmeriCorps VISTA. I also spent 2 years as the Director of Office and Communications at a large church in Minnesota and 2 years working in a graduate research library in Berkeley, California.
I am passionate about learning, reading, and writing! I enjoy teaching both one-on-one and in a classroom setting. I sincerely love to help others learn and especially want to help them LOVE learning, studying, reading, and writing. I believe in adapting tutoring sessions to each individual in order to accommodate the student's personal interests and learning style.
I also want to make private tutoring affordable and am willing to negotiate the hourly rate for those with financial difficulties. I will also tutor up to three students at once for an additional $5 an hour (reducing the overall cost per person!)
My meeting preference would be to meet in the North Tampa / Temple Terrace area at a library or coffee shop, or at USF, but I am also willing to tutor you at home, depending on your location.
HobbiesI love creative writing (poetry, stories, essays), reading, traveling, playing the fiddle and piano, being outside, and doing art (painting, drawing, scrapbooking--when I have time!) I have lived in many places -- Tulsa, OK; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; Duluth, MN; Berkeley, CA; Rome, Italy; Vladivostok, Russia
English, ESL Tutoring, Essay Editing, Academic Writing, Research Papers, Study Skills, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy, Logic, Theology, Religion, History, Catholic Theology, Computer Skills, Job Interview Skills, College Applications, Grad School Applications, Job Applications, Scholarship Applications, Resume Writing, Kindergarten through 8th Grade - Reading Skills, Homework Help, Study Skills
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