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Sylvia H.
Elgin, South Carolina
Writing Tutor with over 17 years experience teaching Middle school, High school, and College
My name is Sylvia Hayes, and I have been teaching in the English department at Midlands Technical College since the fall semester of 2014. I went to college at West Virginia University for my B.A. in English Language and Literature, to American Intercontinental University for my first master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology and Design, to Columbia College for my second master's degree in Education with an emphasis in Divergent Learning, and to Southern New Hampshire University for my English Master's coursework. I started teaching English at Dutch Fork Middle School in 2005 and worked at a few local middle and high schools until I transitioned into teaching at the college level at ECPI in 2013.
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I have taught Literature and composition (rhetorical composition and technical writing) in a variety of settings and to a diverse student population since I began teaching over 17 years ago. I have used the differentiation skills I obtained in that classroom and from obtaining my M.Ed. in Divergent Learning from Columbia College in every class, I have taught since. Understanding how to use a diverse range of instructional strategies, learning styles, and instructional devices have made my classroom a safe haven for students of all learning abilities, especially non-traditional college students. Most students enter the writing class believing they cannot be successful writers, and the writing class is something they must get through, rather than it is a necessary skill for a successful career. Through the use of real-world research methods, lessons that require interactions with the community, volunteerism, and a diverse set of instructional tools, my students understand they can succeed at writing various forms of text and learn communication and analytic skills that provide an essential foundation for their future studies and many other ventures. My composition classes in the two-year college environment increase writers’ capabilities to argue efficiently in an assortment of genres; including both written and visual texts, by creating an inclusive atmosphere that encourages critical thinking. Students learn to read thoroughly and explore a text and, as they read learners are exposed to various strategies for writing and subsequently can apply the characteristics of the genre read in their compositions. Non-traditional college students and developing writers in my classroom use research methods such as observations, interviews, as well as traditional research to integrate real-world applications into their literacy skills. Through the use of these projects within the composition curriculum my students gain an intimate understanding of their community and positive accomplishment in their studies and responsible participation within the community.

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Sylvia H.
Elgin, South Carolina
Writing Tutor with over 17 years experience teaching Middle school, High school, and College
My name is Sylvia Hayes, and I have been teaching in the English department at Midlands Technical College since the fall semester of 2014. I went to college at West Virginia University for my B.A. in English Language and Literature, to American Intercontinental University for my first master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology and Design, to Columbia College for my second master's degree in Education with an emphasis in Divergent Learning, and to Southern New Hampshire University for my English Master's coursework. I started teaching English at Dutch Fork Middle School in 2005 and worked at a few local middle and high schools until I transitioned into teaching at the college level at ECPI in 2013.
About Sylvia H.

I have taught Literature and composition (rhetorical composition and technical writing) in a variety of settings and to a diverse student population since I began teaching over 17 years ago. I have used the differentiation skills I obtained in that classroom and from obtaining my M.Ed. in Divergent Learning from Columbia College in every class, I have taught since. Understanding how to use a diverse range of instructional strategies, learning styles, and instructional devices have made my classroom a safe haven for students of all learning abilities, especially non-traditional college students. Most students enter the writing class believing they cannot be successful writers, and the writing class is something they must get through, rather than it is a necessary skill for a successful career. Through the use of real-world research methods, lessons that require interactions with the community, volunteerism, and a diverse set of instructional tools, my students understand they can succeed at writing various forms of text and learn communication and analytic skills that provide an essential foundation for their future studies and many other ventures. My composition classes in the two-year college environment increase writers’ capabilities to argue efficiently in an assortment of genres; including both written and visual texts, by creating an inclusive atmosphere that encourages critical thinking. Students learn to read thoroughly and explore a text and, as they read learners are exposed to various strategies for writing and subsequently can apply the characteristics of the genre read in their compositions. Non-traditional college students and developing writers in my classroom use research methods such as observations, interviews, as well as traditional research to integrate real-world applications into their literacy skills. Through the use of these projects within the composition curriculum my students gain an intimate understanding of their community and positive accomplishment in their studies and responsible participation within the community.

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Teaching since 2005

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Teaches ages 13+

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Instructor details
Writing
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Main St, Elgin, SC
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$25
45 minutes
$38
60 minutes
$50
90 minutes
$75
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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