For more than 30 years, I have followed my calling, tutoring and teaching test prep, speed-reading, study skills, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. I love my work because it enables me to connect with unique individuals and determine their best paths to learning whatever they need to.
The major tests I work on include the SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT, CBEST, CSET-MSAT, and some SAT subject tests. I also work with clients on Verbal (Reading and Writing) sections of many other tests.
My tutoring programs for speed-reading, study and learning skills, grammar, writing, and vocabulary include applying the skills, strategies, and techniques to your own reading, assignments, and projects.
My programs include work on:
- Anxiety reduction for high-stakes, high-stress tests and other difficult situations
- Assessing your learning styles and how to best apply them
- Nutritional preparation to improve your focus
In addition, I design and lead workshops and short courses on:
- Standardized test preparation
- Grammar brush-up
- Vocabulary improvement
For 20 years, I was an assistant professor of English at Skyline College where I taught reading, learning skills, grammar, basic writing, and vocabulary. I was a test prep Instructor at Gonzaga University and an instructor of speed-reading and note taking for Stanford University Learning and Development. My workshops for Foothill-De Anza Community Education have included SAT, ACT, PSAT, Speed-reading, Grammar, and Vocabulary.
I was a self-taught freelance photographer for 15 years, during which I traveled the world, created my own stock photo library, and marketed my work to educational publishers, travel magazines, and as artwork. My work has appeared in National Geographic Books, Time Life Books, and Sunset Publications.
I have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and on KSJS at San Jose State University, and my articles have appeared in Open Exchange Magazine.
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