"Fun language, music and sports tutoring"
I am a graduate of Lexington, MA HS, Bowdoin College and Cornell Univ graduate school, where I studied, sang and played sports. Baseball, basketball, captain of the tennis team, choral soloist, glee club.
I spent 5 years in the US Peace Corps in Colombia and traveling all over Latin America, so I speak perfect Spanish and am very at home in most Latin cultural situations.I teach Spanish regularly today.
Then I spent 27 years in Sweden, speak native Swedish and am still active as a cultural ... ... More
"Photographic Instruction/Camera Instruction"
If you have gotten a new camera, or are getting one for Christmas, and want to know how to use it, I am your guy : I have been teaching the Portland Adult Education basic "How to Use Your 35mm Camera" class since 1990 or thereabouts. That is a nuts and bolts class that explains how a camera works, what the knobs, switches, and dials do, how apertures, shutter speed, and film speeds all inter-relate, etc. We get into color balance, composition, digital files, capture, film, filters, quite a bi... ... More
"Experienced English Professor with expertise in humanities"
I have enjoyed teaching in many different venues over the past 20 years, including as a teacher of college composition and analytical writing, a professor of English at a Korean university (ESL, TOEFL), and as an instructor of folklore. My own studies have been in French, Art, English, American Studies, and Folklore with concentrations in Canadian studies, anthropology and history. I have also worked as an editor with a publishing company, so spelling, grammar, punctuation, and writing skills... ... More
"Literacy, Composition and Performing Arts"
I am a gentle, patient teacher who enjoys bringing humor into lessons. This approach keeps everyone alert and relaxed, which is a great combination for learning that sticks! I am especially good with children and people with cognitive disabilities. I currently work with adults with cognitive disabilities, brain injuries and Cerebral Palsy, helping to develop life and social skills. I believe in setting realistic goals with a systematic, step-by-step roadmap for success.
I have taught e... ... More
Fariba is a very dedicated and through tutor. She is very concerned that she's doing a good job and is very detailed about her impressions after each session. I think that she'll be very influential on our student and will help him improve and reach his goals.
Lynn O. from South Portland, ME
"Learning is Fun!"
During college, I tutored a local high-school student who was struggling in her chemistry class. Right away we developed a productive working relationship and in almost no time my student's grades improved significantly - she went from receiving below average scores to As. My student, her mother and I were beside ourselves with delight - I would absolutely love the opportunity to reproduce these results with other students.
I am a strong believer in starting with a student's strengths, build... ... More
"Experienced College Student Personnel administrator "
Students... are you nervous about starting down your college career path or are you already in school and a bit overwhelmed with the college experience? Parents... are you worried about your student's skills or self-confidence and whether or not they will succeed in a college environment? Then please read further to learn how I might be of assistance to you.
First let me tell you that I have an undergraduate degree in Child Development with a minor in psychology. My Master's deg... ... More