Writing Program Tutors for Graduate Students
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I am a retired teacher. My teaching experience was with the Virginia prison system, teaching math, reading and language arts, which included writing, to adult prisoners. I have served as a writing tutor to EMU graduate students for the past three years. I enjoy working with international graduate students in their writing assignments. I like to read and write for myself when I have time. I think that reading is a very good way to learn to write better.
After teaching languages (English and Spanish) for more than thirty years, I retired in 2003 from my position at Eastern Mennonite University. Since then I have taught English classes for immigrant people in Harrisonburg and have served as a trainer of English tutors in the Skyline Literacy program. I have also assisted numerous EMU students at both undergraduate and graduate levels, with their written work.
Rather than tell a writer what is wrong with a problematic sentence, I prefer to ask questions about the sentence until the writer discovers the problem and sees the way to resolve it. I hope to help students learn to identify and correct their own errors, so that eventually they will not need a tutor.
I have many years of experience teaching and tutoring writing at the college level to both native and non-native speakers of English in the US and abroad. I have a scholarly interest in English grammar and the intersection between grammar and various genres and forms of discourse. My goal is to empower graduate student writers to tune in more successfully to the genres, styles, and formats of writings in their disciplines, as well as to the conventions of grammar and mechanics for academic writing in English.
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I taught French and English at EMU since 1971 before retiring in 2004. I also have had experience teaching English in Congo-Kinshasa and Congo Brazzaville under UNESCO and the Fulbright exchange program. I believe that writing well requires a lot of reading, hard work, and practice but is worth the effort because it teaches us how to think. When I tutor students, I learn a lot from them and the subjects they are studying. Not available Spring 2013.
I am a graduate of Messiah College with a degree in Elementary Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I obtained my master’s degree from Millersville University in Language and Literacy Education. Currently, I teach English Language Learners ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade at a public school in Lancaster County. As a high school student, I had an early start with peer tutoring when my older sister convinced me to assist her with college writing. Now, I enjoy helping students work through content and then mechanics. Ultimately, my goal is for my students to acquire independence as articulate, expressive writers.
I am at the service of students for whom English is not a first language, i.e., Spanish. In my early days in college, many teachers and fellow students were a blessing. They helped me with feedback and tutoring. The areas in which I could help are: Biblical Hebrew, NT Greek, exegesis, Biblical research, i.e., Hebrew Bible (OT), and on the study of other languages. I can also provide help in the Turabian documentation style.