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Tutor profile: Amanda G.

Amanda G.
Experienced in teaching and tutoring in ESL, Spanish, college-level writing and freelance writing coaching
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About Amanda

About Amanda
I am a lifelong learner with a passion for helping others with writing. For my master’s degree in applied linguistics and bachelor’s degree in Spanish I studied abroad in three countries: Mexico, Israel, and England. As part of my master's degree, I taught English as a foreign language in the Israeli public schools for two years. For the past three years I have tutored college-level writing and served as a note-taker for students with disabilities at a community college. During that time, I also freelanced as a writer/editor/self-publishing...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have over twenty years of teaching and tutoring experience, consisting mostly of working with those who were culturally diverse, special populations, and first-generation college students. Because many of those positions were grant-funded, I had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings. Most of my experience is in teaching/tutoring ESL, Spanish, GED, and college-level writing.
University of Liverpool
Applied Linguistics
Master's Degree
2000 - 2004
University of Montevallo
Spanish Language and Literature
Bachelor's Degree
1995 - 1999

Work Experience

Work Experience
Self, Freelance Writer/Editor/Self-Publishing Coach
2014 - Present
Edit/develop manuscripts and coach clients in sentence structure, style, voice, etc. Source and project-manage graphic designers, photographers, and formatters Interview clients, public information representatives, and medical experts to gather information Source documentation (e.g. medical, legal, court, expert testimony, etc.) and write story
Wilkes Community College, Writing Tutor and Note-taker for Students with Disabilities
2017 - 2020
Tutored students in academic writing including assisting with research and citation Assisted students with technology, testing, and student account inquiries Presented writing workshops to early college high school students Attended classes with students with disabilities and took notes Assisted students with disabilities with internet searches, emailing instructors, and submitting assignments via Moodle
Wilkes County Schools, Spanish and Senior Seminar Teacher
2014 - 2016
Prepared lessons and taught Spanish and academic success classes on study skills, time management, college admission application essay writing, job interviewing, resume writing, etc. Built and maintained websites and supervised Creative Writing Club Translated written correspondence, phone calls, and for conferences
Wilkes County Schools, Tutor
2012 - 2013
Facilitated reading groups to monitor comprehension and progress of skills Documented students’ reading issues and monitored progress
Roanoke Rapids Graded School District, ESL Tutor and Spanish Translator
2010 - 2011
Prepared lessons and taught ESL to high school students Collaborated with teachers across disciplines to incorporate ESL strategies in their classes Facilitated pull-out groups in grades K-4 for reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills Translated correspondence, signage, district forms, phone calls, and for conferences
George County Schools, ESL Teacher and Spanish Translator
2009 - 2010
Advised Title III District Coordinator and developed ESL documentation, policies, and procedures Selected curriculum and trained district personnel on ESL policies and procedures Assessed students and assigned accommodations/modifications in the Limited English Plan (LEP) Coached teachers across disciplines in ESL strategies and monitored their compliance of LEPs Prepared lessons, taught K-12 classes, and oversaw monitor-status ESL students Translated correspondence, signage, district forms, handbook, phone calls, and for conferences Served...
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, GED Instructor at Satellite Correctional Facility
2009 - 2009
Supervised inmate and volunteer tutors Taught language, reading, science, math, and social studies classes Administered screening and leveled assessments and assigned appropriate coursework Liaised with college and correctional staff to maintain documentation for the court system

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