In addition to having an MA in English and a JD in law, I have had over 30 years of English teaching experience, mostly at the college level. I've taught a variety of courses and tutored students in a variety of skills, including ESL; composition and grammar; analytical writing and critical thinking; American, British, and world literature; business writing and communications; introductory courses to the American legal system, and legal writing. At present, I'm teaching ESL to international professionals and other adults to help them improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. I also help ESL students prepare for the TOEFL and IELTS exams. Throughout my career, I've helped both native and non-native speakers of English improve their language and critical thinking skills. In tutoring, I take a very customized approach and use a variety of tested methods and effective materials to address each student's needs.
Tutor international professionals and other adults to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills; assist students with oral presentations and writing tasks, such as emails, reports and academic papers; work on improved pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and cultural awareness; help students prepare for TOEFL and IELTS. Teach legal English for special projects.
Taught a variety of courses to a diverse student body: composition, analytical writing and critical thinking, literature, business communication, and legal writing.
Taught a variety of English courses to a diverse student body; served on faculty committee; evaluated test assessments for entering students, native English speakers and non-native speakers
Taught legal writing and methods courses; served on a committee to develop academic standards for the legal writing program; edited a legal methods text
Tutored foreign attorneys pursuing LLM degrees to help them improve their English writing skills and their understanding of common law analysis
Taught legal research and writing to diverse student body; developed and conducted writing workshops for first year law students; tutored ESL students to help them improve their writing and analytical skills
Taught business writing courses to a diverse student body.
Although I was granted a license to practice law in Texas in 1986, I currently have inactive status since I'm teaching and not practicing.
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