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Tutor profile: Lori R.

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Lori R.
Writing Instructor & Tutor for ESL and non-ESL Writers: Over 20 Years of Experience
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About Lori

About Lori
It's true: I diagram sentences for fun. But don't be fooled by my intense love of grammar; it doesn't mean that I neglect other aspects of good writing! As an educator with 15 years of experience teaching writing, German, ESL, and ESL teaching methods at the post-secondary level, I am well versed in making - and helping others make - grammatical, stylistic, and rhetorical choices that combine to create an effective, engaging text. When you hire me as a writing tutor (my favorite subject to tutor!) I will offer activities and tips not just...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
Most of my teaching experience has taken place at the post-secondary level, although I do have some experience as an ESL (English as a Second Language) resource teacher in the K-12 system. I've taught beginner-level German, intermediate- and advanced-level ESL, English composition courses for native and nonnative speakers of English, grammar and style courses, oral communication courses, and language-teaching methods courses. Additionally, I have over twenty years of experience helping writers "workshop" their papers. I've worked at the...
Education
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2008 - 2013
Northern Arizona University
Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Other
2004 - 2006
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Linguistics - German
Master's Degree
2002 - 2004
Kansas State University
Modern Languages
Bachelor's Degree
1992 - 1998

Work Experience

Work Experience
Engaging Texts, Freelance Editor
1996 - Present
St. Anthony Spirituality Center, Center Director
2018 - 2020
Although this was a supervisory position, I kept current with the world of writing by writing a monthly newsletter and a quarterly catalog of programs and by copyediting all promotional materials and communications that were sent to St. Anthony's guests, donors, and volunteers.
Denison University, Coordinator of Multilingual Learning
2016 - 2018
Taught first-year writing courses Conducted one-to-one writing workshop sessions with students and faculty members who use English as a second language Mentored peer writing consultants in working effectively with writers who use English as a second language Mentored faculty members in providing effective feedback on the written work of students who use English as a second language
The University of Michigan, Sweetland Center for Writing & Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, Lecturer and Specialist in Multilingual Writing
2013 - 2016
Designed a writing and language-development curriculum for students who use English as a second language Taught first-year and upper-level writing courses Taught grammar and style courses Taught oral communication courses Conducted one-to-one writing workshop sessions with students who use English as a second language Mentored peer writing consultants in working effectively with writers who use English as a second language Mentored faculty members in providing effective feedback on the written work of students who use English as a second...
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, ESL Methods Instructor
2008 - 2013
Taught ESL methods courses Mentored pre-service teacher candidates who worked with a large number of English Language Learners at their practicum sites Maintained a database of online ESL reference materials and teaching resources
Northern Arizona University, Writing and ESL Instructor
2004 - 2005
Taught first-year English composition courses Taught intermediate-level ESL integrated skills courses Served as grammar and language-use coach for a writing-intensive course in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Teaching Assistant, German
2002 - 2004
Taught beginner-level German integrated skills courses Mentored new Teaching Assistants Collaborated with Teaching Assistants to create assessments

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