- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- September 2002
I have a B.A. in English and over 20 years of professional writing and computer experience, including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and many other software applications, which I taught at a paralegal school. I have studied acting and improvisation and performed in both community theater and professionally, as well as on film. I have also studied art, with an emphasis on drawing and acrylic painting. I have converted many of my drawings to woodburnings, which have won awards at the Arizona State Fair. In addition, I have been crocheting and working with needlecrafts since the age of 12. I am very easy-going with a great sense of humor, which I believe is essential in order to make learning more enjoyable and memorable.+ Read More
Researched, wrote, and edited website copy, non-fiction articles, e-books, handbooks, manuals, brochures, newsletters, blogs, press releases, scripts, screenplays, and letters to client specifications on wide-ranging fiction and non-fiction topics including real estate, health, legal, and financial matters. Tasks included compiling data, interviewing, and note-taking; taking photographs for publication alongside written articles; business writing, copywriting, desktop publishing, and data organization. Assisted authors through comprehensive editing and proofreading of their text; formatting text for publication; writing blurb for back of book; assisting with author photo selection and bio; designing and publishing author websites; and setting up print-on-demand accounts.+ Read More
Taught music to senior citizens
Taught Basic English and English Composition
Served as Recording Secretary, Historian, and Publicity Chair. Sorted and organized over 20 years’ worth of meeting minutes and put together a handbook consisting of over 100 pages of information to assist Board members and others in all aspects of theater management, including fundraising, publicity, marketing, and play production. Single-handedly cleaned and organized costume room, tools, props, and filing system. Assisted in fundraising, marketing, and publicity. Researched grant opportunities and assisted in application process. Took publicity photos for productions.+ Read More
Wrote text and course material for and taught “Software and Legal Applications” course. Taught “Intro to Paralegal Studies” and “Interviewing and Investigation” courses.
Portrayed a "street character," which required improvisational acting skills as well as the ability to properly use 17th century English; e.g., "thee, thou, thy"