California State University, Long Beach
I graduated from CSULB with my MA in English Rhetoric and Composition, and I hold a BA in History from Oberlin College. I have taught in many environments and situations and truly appreciate and understand each person as an individual, with individual needs and concerns. I try to make learning fun and reach for the highest possible potential with every student while concentrating on specific goals always with respect, good humor, and energy. I have taught English, the writing process, research skills, and professional communication periodically at CSULB since 2008, and I currently teach at an international school in Santa Monica covering all areas of English from grammar to advanced composition and theory. I also have come to specialize in ESL and TOEFL preparation for English language learners and have several years experience tutoring in both classroom and conference environments in both the English and History fields. I have extensive experience in essay preparation and literatary interpretation, as well as test-taking in the ACT, SAT, ISEE, and CSET/CBEST environments. I can handle all realms of History and any of the related Humanities. As a long-time student myself I understand how every person has a unique style of learning and psychology. I regard myself as part of a team in a process of mutual communication and sharing: a fact which Fortune Tutoring Group comprehends better than any other firm I have seen in Southern California.