English, History, Reading, Social Studies, Writing
For a decade, I taught college preparatory English and writing and worked with ESL students to improve conversational English and writing skills. For 15 years, I was an academic tutor for Utah Valley University clients with children in middle school to college in study skills, test preparation, and writing assignments in a variety of courses. I use an appreciative inquiry approach and familiarity with curriculum to interpret assignments and help students plan submissions or prepare for tests. I was successful tutoring students with special needs including high-functioning autism, and students preparing to re-enter school after weeks or months under the care of mental health professionals. If there is a gap in understanding, I will use a variety of resources to instruct and encourage mastery of a subject.