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Susan - Prof academic english - Kansas City
$18/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Susan
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Poetry
  • Modernist literature
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Fun and Energetic English Prof who will make your academic life easier

Methodology

My style is laid back and flexible but informative. I put the student first and accommodate my style according to the student's needs.

Background

I have a Masters in English with emphasis in Creative Writing/Poetry. I have over 15 years teaching in various levels of classes and I have lived and taught in Colombia, S.A. for 2 years. I love different cultures and languages.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : $18/h
Lessons offered by Susan
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Poetry
  • Modernist literature
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Susan's resume

Education: M.A. English, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. May, 2001
B.A. English, with a minor in Spanish, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. May, 1998

Experience: English Adjunct Instructor: Park University, Parkville, MO. August 2018-present
Teach Pre-Composition and Composition courses
English Adjunct Instructor : Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, Kansas. August 2018 – present
Teach Pre-Composition, Composition I and II. August 2018 – present
ESL Adjunct Instructor : Penn Valley Community College, Applied Language Institute, Kansas
City, Missouri. August 2018 – present
Taught Advanced level Grammar and Writing
ESL Business English Instructor: Media Commerce, Pereira, Colombia, South America.
September 2017 – June 2018
Developed new program and taught various levels of Business English
American Spaces Coordinator, Colombo Americano Language School, Pereira, Colombia, South
America. June 2016 – December 2016
Developed projects and programs for Colombo students and area community that promote a stronger relationship between America and Colombia through teaching English skills and American culture
Developed and implemented English and American Culture lessons from resources provided by the American Embassy (Smithsonian, AmericanEnglish.gov, Share America, and more)
Taught classes on American culture and English skills to Area Metropolitan Secondary English teachers
Provided workshops that enhanced all areas of English language skills to Colombo students
Interviewed and recorded stories of students at Tokyo, Jaime Salazar Robledos Secondary school for an Embassy project, “Voice of America” which validates and brings awareness to such barrios in order to build self- confidence and English education for their future
Presented various monthly seminars open to students and the community that highlight American Culture, literature, politics, social issues, in an open format for audience participation
Wrote grants for future projects
English Adjunct Instructor: Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, MO. Summer 2014 – 2016
Taught Development and College Writing courses
English Adjunct Instructor: Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS. Summer 2014 - 2016
Taught Developmental and College Writing
Taught ESL Writing and Reading
English Professor: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MN. Spring 2006 – Summer 2013
Taught Introduction to Literature
Taught College Writing and Critical Reading, seated and online
Taught Developmental English
Taught International Literature, seated and online
Taught Poetry, seated and online
Taught The Novel, seated and online
English Instructor: Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. Fall 2004
Taught lower and upper level poetry workshop


ESL Instructor: Missouri State University, English Language Institute, Springfield, MO. Summer
2001 – 2005
Assessed and placed new students in writing, and speaking with the Michigan
SPEAK Test
Taught writing and grammar, reading, speaking and listening from beginner
to advanced level ESL students
Advised students who exited out of the program into university
Organized social events
Assisted with local conferences
Mentored new faculty and teaching assistants
Led weakly component meetings
Organized Academic Lecture Program
Assisted in re-writing curriculum for course objectives and exit competencies
English Instructor: Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. Fall 2001
Taught creative writing, poetry in a workshop environment
Taught creative writing, short story in a workshop environment

Service
To College: Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Presenter at ARCC Development Days, “Promoting Good Writing Across the Curriculum,” 2012
Committee member: Developmental Education Research new models, 2012
Coordinator of Center for Teaching and Learning, 2011-2012
Committee member: Diversity 2010 - 2012
Committee member: Art, 2006-2007
Reviewer for Diversity Grant, 2010
Mentor: Concurrent Enrollment, 2010, 2011, 2012
Service learning projects at Gracepointe Assisted Living, 2010-2012
Division Coordinator, 2011
Co-editor of Spirit River Review, ARCC Literary Magazine, 2011-2012
Reader of English essay contest
Organized African-American History Month poetry reading, 2010
Organized and read at faculty reading, 2010
Poetry
Publications:
“Unfinished House and Chicken Poem,” Moon City Review, alumni edition, 2011
“Killing Time: Emprise, online literary magazine, 2010
“Deer in Arden Hills,” Mississippi Crow, 2007
“Love Poem for Brandon,” Mississippi Crow, 2006
“Ghost Story,” “Wanting to Fish,” “Fishing at Night,” “The Opium Waltz,” “Conversation With a Hunter,” “Changes,” Moon City Review, Vol. 4, 2003
“Song for a Puerto Rican Muneca,” “A Mexican Fable of Love,” “To My Husband,” Marenostrum – A Bilingual Journal, 2001
“Hitting the Coyote,” Animals in Poetry Anthology, SOULSPEAK/Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press, 2001
“The Railroad Engineer Paces the Kitchen,” “Dusk at the Twi-lite Inn, “My Mother’s Story,” Willow Springs, #33, 1994
“What Brought Her to This,” The Chiron Review, 1991

Assistant to author:
Assistant editor and secretarial work on Legacy: The Belief in Immortality and the Logic of
Culture, by Dr. Robert Fulton, Emeritus, Dept. of Sociology, University of Minnesota
October 2005 – December 2010
Assistant editor on current chess manuscript, En Passant, by Dr. Robert Fulton, Emeritus, Dept. of Sociology, University of Minnesota, 2012 – 2013


Awards:
Nominee, Board of Trustees, Award for Excellence in Teaching: College-wide, Anoka Ramsey Community College, 2012
Finalist, Board of Trustees, Award for Excellence in Teaching Award, State-wide, Anoka-
Ramsey Community College, 2011
ARCC Strategic Initiative Grant, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, 2010
ARCC Diversity Grant, 2010
AWP Intro Award Winner, 1993
Missouri Writer’s Guild Best Creative Writer, 1993

Conferences
And Poetry Readings:
ARCC Faculty reading, 2010, 2012
Hamline, Five Women poetry reading, September, 2007
Banfille-Locke Poetry Reading, Fridley, Minnesota, March 2006
Mid-TESOL, Springfield, Missouri, “Getting it Together: Preparing Students for Collaborative Projects,” 2005
MO TESOL, Springfield, Missouri, “Role-Playing in the Classroom,” 2003
Mid-TESOL, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2003
Mid-TESOL, Ames, Iowa, “Teaching with Tom Sawyer,” 2002
Mid-TESOL, Lee Summit, MO, 2001
The Soul of a Poet, The Springfield Library Center, 2001
AWP Conference, Kansas City, 2000

Travel:
Lived and taught in Colombia, South America, June 2016 - June 2018
Recruitment trip to Daegu University, Seoul, Korea, 2002
Spanish study program, Salamanca, Spain, five weeks, summer, 1998
Lived in London and travelled Europe, six months, spring and su

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