Weekdays at any time
Education* Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Energy from Rice University (2013),
* BA with dual majors in Cultural Anthropology and International Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota (2004)
*Graduated high school a year early (in 2000) at top of class
* Fluent in Spanish
* Intermediate Azerbaijani / Azeri
Experience* More than 15 years experience working as a tutor and ESL instructor with 5th graders to adults
* Specialize in:
** ESL (including TOEFL Preperation);
** ISEE Prep: Lower and Upper Level
** Consultation services for Houston's
private school selection and
** ADD/ADHD education strategies,
especially in "gifted" adolescents
** Middle-school math, pre-Algebra,
Algebra I & II, and Geometry;
** Essay writing at all levels;
** Business writing technique;
** Paper editing and proofreading.
* Versed in helping non-native business professionals improve their English
* ACT and SAT tutor (10+ years experience)
* Able to tutor both qualitative and quantitative subjects
* 8+ years working editing / proofreading academic work (including published articles)
* Have significant TOEFL experience in Latin America and Azerbaijan
* ESL instructor with domestic and international experience (including in El Salvador, Bolivia, and Azerbaijan)
* Former Peace Corps Volunteer
* Available for Excel data analysis PowerPoint creation
* Speak fluent Spanish and intermediate Azerbaijani (Azeri)
I am available during most evenings and weekends as well as during some daytime hours. Rates are somewhat negotiable depending on subject, location, and the number of tutoring hours. References available.
HobbiesI am laid-back, academic-minded, culturally-astute, well-traveled, and out-going. I genuinely enjoy teaching and mentoring youth, and I equally enjoy working with adults attempting to perfect English. I am straightforward with my students, and I prefer to take a comprehensive approach to tutoring. As someone who has lived abroad extensively, I also understand the difficulty of adapting to a new culture, and enjoy working with non-native English speakers. I consider myself a globally-oriented business person who is an educator at heart. I enjoy students who are motivated to improve weaknesses, who wish to work ahead of grade level, and/or wish to acquire new skills. My students include children and adolescents attending St. John's High School, Strake Jesuit, St. Thomas Episcopal, Emery Weiner, St. Mark's Episcopal, St. Catherine's, and several HISD schools. I also routinely assist local business people edit documents and presentations, as well as improve their English.
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