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Tutor profile: Nicolette F.

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Nicolette F.
Experienced and patient English language teacher/tutor with over 12 years experience
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About Nicolette

About Nicolette
Hi! My name is Dr. Nicolette Filson and, to put it simply, I love words! No matter if it's literature, grammar, or writing, I never get tired of learning about language and then finding interesting and easy-to-understand ways to share my knowledge with students like you. If this sounds pretty nerdy, you are 100% correct (but I suppose that's what you want in a tutor, right?). I genuinely love learning and earned three degrees to prove it: 1) B.A. in English education, 2) M.A. in English, and 3) Ph.D. in English education/literacy. Beyond...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have spent many years putting what I learned throughout my studies into practice, both in the United States and abroad. I have served as a high school English teacher (4 years), an academic tutor (4 years), a university instructor (3 years), and an ESL teacher (1 year). I have taught students of all ages, although I have worked most with high school and college-aged students. I have predominantly taught in the fields of English, Spanish, history, and other humanities courses, as well as SAT and ACT prep in the writing, reading, English, and...
Education
North Carolina State University
Education - Integrated Language Arts/English Education
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2015 - 2018
North Carolina State University
Linguistics - English
Master's Degree
2009 - 2011
North Carolina State University
English
Bachelor's Degree
2005 - 2008

Work Experience

Work Experience
Biltmore Tutoring Company, Academic Tutor
2019 - 2019
Responsible for teaching students (ages 8-18) in the fields of English, Spanish, and U.S. history as well as ACT and SAT prep in the English, writing, reading, and essay sections.
Buncombe County Schools, English Teacher
2018 - 2018
Responsible for teaching and assessing students in grade 10 English literature, grammar, writing skills, reading strategies, poetry, and language concepts.
North Carolina State University, English Education Instructor
2015 - 2018
Responsible for teaching and assessing pre-service teachers a literacy course called "Reading in the Content Areas," which covered material such as before-, during-, and after-reading strategies; pedagogical theory; and assessment training.
Buncombe County Schools, English Teacher
2014 - 2015
Responsible for teaching and assessing students in grades 10 & 12 English literature, grammar, writing skills, reading strategies, poetry, and language concepts.
Wake County Public Schools, English Teacher
2012 - 2014
Responsible for teaching and assessing students in grades 9-12 English literature, grammar, writing skills, reading strategies, poetry, and language concepts.
Costa Rican Lutheran Church (Costa Rica), ESL Teacher
2011 - 2012
Responsible for organizing, designing, and teaching English classes (ages 5 - 45) for English language learners in schools of impoverished communities.
North Carolina State University, Academic Tutor
2009 - 2011
Responsible for tutoring student athletes (ages 18-22) in academic subjects, such as English, Spanish, sociology, history, geology, etc.
Colegio Diego de Almeyda (Chile), ESL Teacher Assistant
2009 - 2009
Responsible for assisting Chilean English teachers in English classes (ages 12-18) as well as leading after-school conversational classes.

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