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Tutor profile: Sheila M.

Sheila M.
Professor of English for 20 years; ESL tutor for 2 years
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About Sheila

About Sheila
I am an adjunct professor of English at Gettysburg College. For two years, I served as an ESL tutor teaching English to Chinese children ages 3 to 17. I have a Master's of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and an undergraduate degree in psychology. I am recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant in fiction writing.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
For nearly 20 years, I have served as an English professor at Gettysburg College, where I teach writing and literature classes. For over 2 years, I served as an ESL tutor on the VIPKid platform, teaching English to Chinese children ages 3 to 17.
Arizona State University
Literature (Creative Writing)
Master's Degree
1986 - 1992
Arizona State University
Bachelor's Degree
1982 - 1986

Work Experience

Work Experience
VIPKid, English Tutor (ESL)
2019 - Present
Teach full-immersion language and content online classes to motivate Chinese children ages 3-17 to learn English. Assess students' progress and provide feedback to parents and other educators to enhance learning outcomes. Individualize lessons adapting to the interests and abilities of each student. Skills taught include conversational English, reading and writing fluency and accuracy, vocabulary, phonics, grammar, and pronunciation.
Educational Testing Service, Advanced Placement (AP) Reader and Table Leader
2010 - Present
Invited to participate each June. Work on-site in locations such as Louisville and Salt Lake City, or remotely, to participate in activities involving the exchange of ideas with faculty, teachers, and AP Development Committee members on AP scoring standards. Supervise the application of the scoring rubric for consistency and accuracy to a wide range of constructed responses. Promoted to Table Leader from Reader position in 2020.
Gettysburg College, Adjunct Professor of English
2002 - Present
Teach First-Year Composition (ENG 101), Introduction to Creative Writing (ENG 205), and Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS 120). ENG 101: Develop students' ability to write thoughtful, meaningful, and accurate prose. ENG 205: Teach the writing of short stories, personal essays, poetry, and scripts, as well as written and verbal analysis of poems, novels, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and film. WGS 120: From an interdisciplinary perspective, use poetry and memoir to explore how intersections of gender, race, class,

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