- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- September 1978
As I have done with my community college students for the past 35 years, I put my students at ease by saying that I know they have not received adequate grammar instruction, nor have they been shown the writing process stages in high school. So what they are about to acquire is no review but a step-by-step introduction to college writing. After explaining a grammar concept, using the board, I give them a practice quiz. We go over the quiz during the next class; then I send them home with a similar quiz, which will be graded and discussed during the next class. During the course, I teach 15 ways to develop a paragraph. We work through the writing stages to develop types of essays.
I have helped students with research techniques (MLA & APA styles). I help students prepare for the SAT and ACT.
I also taught Japanese students in Hokkaido for more than two years at a private conversation school.
Recently, I have been helping grade school children (ages 8 to 17) improve in writing sentences, paragraphs and short essays.
I taught English classes at colleges and universities of five states for 35 years until retiring last year. I also taught Japanese students in Hokkaido for more than two years at a private conversation school.
We had a few lessons with Andrew and my daughter enjoyed her lesson very much. She is learning a lot about grammar and how to improve her writing. He is very well prepared and patient in explaining. He made sure my daughter got the concept.
He is so nice and a very wonderful teacher. He is the best teacher ever. : )
Has a great rapport with my kids ages 9-13.
I am a homeschool Mom and my son just had his first lesson. It was amazing! Looking forward to many more lessons. Thank you!!!
Andy is an awesome teacher, he is very knowledgeable, and I am pretty sure that I will learn a lot from him.
Great - Thanks for your time and help.
Thanks Andrew for your time and help - My daughter is excited and learning new/different writing skills.
Andrew is a great teacher. He is flexible. My son is enjoying the lessons and learning new writing skills after each lesson. Thanks indeed.
We have had three lessons so far for writing. My daughter has really enjoyed the work. Andy has prepared in advance and is very organized and thorough during the lessons. What stands out is that he really cares about making sure the student gets the best possible tutoring. This is shown by his preparation before the lessons and his assessment afterwards. He explains well and encourages questions to make sure the student is following.
I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a writing/English lit tutor.