I help students, from elementary to college courses, not only understand concepts of the English language, but also find joy and connection to what they are learning.
With a Masters in Fine Arts in Drama and Dramatic literature from Columbia University, I have mastered ways to utilize creative inspiration and emotional intellect to have students fully connect to what they are learning and, most importantly, find tools to help better their learning processes. From book reports, to homework, to SAT and ESL courses, I am at your service to get the results you want, through carefully catered approaches.
Thank you Anita for your ESL help. She's really good at challenging me every lesson. She asks about my goals every time we start working, and makes sure I achieve it and learn something new at the end of the lesson.
Anita explains things in clear, succinct ways and makes it fun for all. I highly recommend working with her for either ESL or tutoring. She helped my nephew understand things his teachers didn't have the time for. Thank you, Anita!
Anita helped so much with my daughters English HW. She is very creative and helped her find her own creativity with book reports and even science fair. She gets fully committed into whoever she helps with.
She was great at teaching grammar and syntax which was important for me coming from a first language which was very different. (ex. Subject, Object, Verb vs Subject, Verb, Object, etc)
1. Meet and Greet
(it's important for me to get to know the student: who they are, what their goals in life are, and what they are currently working on to achieve those goals.)
2. Discuss Difficulties
(have the student voice their concerns. Why they feel stuck in certain areas of comprehension? Test taking? Creativity? Listening? Speaking? Etc.)
3. Plan of Attack
(after considering their needs, I will create a plan of attack for the students. Like creating a helpful and catered schedule for them to follow to work as much as they need daily and/or weekly.)
4. Hold Them Accountable
(In the beginning of each class I review (1) things we learned or discovered last week? (2) what did they learn or difficulties they encountered on their own? (3) goals they have for today's lesson.)
University of California, Irvine (Magna Cum Laude)
B.S Public Healrh Sciences
B.A Dramatic Arts
Minor in Anthropology
MFA Drama and Dramatic Literature
(and flexibility case by case)