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Lessons offered by Sydney
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • College / University Preparation
  • English literature
  • Classic Literature
  • Rhetoric
Levels
  • All Levels

University Professor with 15 years experience tutoring and teaching all age groups

Methodology

I cater my teaching approach to the student and group. Holistic learning teds to be the best means of allowing each student to absorb and retain the information, so if I need to give 3 examples in different learning styles, I am not afraid to do such.

Background

I am a university professor in Literature, Rhetoric, and Language and have been tutoring for 15 years now. I have been a professor for 12. I have taught all age groups K-12, all college levels, and every type of student imaginable (5 year olds learning to read through 75 year olds returning to college once they retired). I have also taught in every type of university imaginable: community college, private college, public Liberal Arts small universities, large state universities, and online schools. I can teach/tutor any group size from one on one to conference halls of 50+.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $110
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $200

Details

Prices are negotiable within reason. 24 hours notice of cancellation will be necessary or the rate will still be charged.

Lessons offered by Sydney
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • College / University Preparation
  • English literature
  • Classic Literature
  • Rhetoric
Levels
  • All Levels

Sydney's resume

Sydney S. Walmsley
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PROFILE

Extensive research capabilities on many fronts, including the synthesis and compilation of said research in an understandable and executable manner.
Six years consistent success in secondary and higher education in both educational and administration roles.
Numerous years in researching and building courses and implementing programs to build ELA and Writing fluency.
MLA, Chicago, Turabian, APA, & Harvard-Exeter format fluent.
Numerous years in editing and proofing through Writing Centers and Freelance editing.
Numerous years of building transitional skill sets in writing and ELA in university course students, tutees, and secondary school level tutees in both “Bridge” programs, where collegiate students have been admitted to universities upon the contingency of finishing skill strengthening programs, and tutoring programs to prepare high school students for collegiate courses.
Extensive experience with at risk students; first generation students; ESL/EFL populations; ethnically, economically, and racially diverse backgrounds; and special-needs learners.
Multi-learning style training and implementation in all classrooms, courses, and situations.
Scheduling students and tutors in Writing Center environments and training Writing Center pedagogy.
Multi-lingual to assist in ESL programs, diagnostics, and translation.

EDUCATION

M.A. English & Literature from The Citadel and College of The Charleston Dual Program- Charleston, SC. December 2010.
Major Field of Concentration: Modernism and 20th Century British Literature
Thesis: Forster at the Fag-end of Victorian Liberalism: Rehabilitating the Imperial Homosexual. Advisor: Joseph Kelly
Secondary Field of Concentration: Creative Writing
B.A. English Literature from The College of Charleston- Charleston, SC. May 2009.
Majors: Creative Writing- Fiction; English & Literature
Bachelor's Thesis- Short Fiction Portfolio
Minor- British History
Honors College

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Instructor, Department of English and Literature, University of South Carolina- Aug. 2019- Present.
Courses taught- Introductory English and Rhetoric courses 101, 102, 100 (ESL/ELL), dual enrollmemt classes, general studies and college advisement.
Instructor, Department of Arts and Letters, The Citadel- Aug. 2018-July 2019.
Courses taught and created: English 101, 102, 100 (transitional English), and general studies.
Adjunct Instructor, Department of English and Literature, St. Clair Community College- Aug. 2019- Present.
Teach all levels of introductory Literature and Rhetoric.
Adjunct Instructor, COLT Department of English, Southern New Hampshire University- Aug. 2018- Pres.
Courses taught and created: Modernism 311, Survey 451.
Adjunct Instructor, OCL Department of English, Georgia
Military- July 2018- Sept. 2019.
° Courses taught and constructed: All levels of Undergraduate English.
Visiting Instructor, Department of English, Charleston Southern University- Aug. 2015- Present.
Courses taught and constructed: English 099 (Transitional English), English 111 (Introduction to English- Rhetoric and Essay), English 112 (English II- Short Fiction, Poetry, and Drama), and GNED 107 (College Reading, Study Skills, and Life Skills)
Professional Writing Consultant- MBA program, Center for Student Success, College of Charleston- Aug. 2015- Dec. 2015.
Duties: Review and comment on MBA projects and papers regarding proper APA (or course preferred) formatting, Higher Order issues such as style and flow before addressing Lower Order issues such as grammar, thus allowing students to learn the writing process and adapt their own skills for betterment.
Adjunct Professor, Department of English, Charleston Southern University- Aug. 2013- Aug. 2015.
Courses taught and constructed: English 099 (Transitional English), English 111 (Introduction to English- Rhetoric and Essay), English 112 (English II- Short Fiction, Poetry, and Drama), and GNED 107 (College Reading, Study Skills, and Life Skills)
Professional Writing Consultant, Writing Center, Charleston Southern University- Aug. 2012- Present.
Duties: Tutoring collegiate students in a non-directive arena in all areas and on all levels, undergraduate and graduate; assisting with all forms of Higher Order issues and Lower Order; assisting Bridge program (099 level) instructors reinforce essay construction and grammatical structures; training new student tutors and professional tutors; scheduling and shift changes; assisting students with reference material; and maintaining current knowledge of all formatting styles.
Professional Writing Consultant, Academic Support Center, The Citadel- January 2013- Dec. 2014.
Duties: Tutoring collegiate students in a directive arena in all areas and on all levels, undergraduate and graduate; editorial duties, within strict teaching parameters so as to better educate the student of grammatical and format issues; training new student tutors and professional tutors; scheduling and shift changes; assisting students with reference material; and maintaining current knowledge of all formatting styles.
Adjunct Professor, Department of English, Trident Technical College- January 2010- Dec. 2015.
Courses taught and constructed: English 032 (Developmental English), English 100 (Introduction to Composition), English 101 (English Composition I- Rhetoric and Essay), English 102 (English Composition II- Short Fiction, Drama), Dual-Credit courses for high schools (English I&II), and Online and Mixed Mode course experience.
Professional Tutor, Sylvan Learning Center- June 2009- Present.
Duties: Tutor GED/SAT/ACT/GRE programs, ESL programs, Beginning Reader program, Math Essentials program, Reading Arts programs, Writing program, Pre-Algebra, AlgebraI/II/III, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, History, Spanish, Chemistry, and Biology.
Secretary and Legal Researcher, Robert E. Thomas J.D. (Former D. A. for NC 25th District)- Each summer from May 2003-Sept. 2005.
Duties: Managing files and individual clients, all computer based- work from typing case notes to maintaining payment records in Excel, researching case files and legal precedents(both electronic and hard copy), and keeping awareness of current federal and state statutes as new laws entered the arena.

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS

Deans Fellowship
Palmetto Scholarship, full tuition
3 times Faculty Honors Award Recipient (Meaning Highly Distinguished Regard- Semester GPA being over 3.6)
Conference Travel Grant
National Honors Society
National Spanish Society
Kiwanis Scholar
Honors College (College of Charleston)
Travel Grant from the University of Amsterdam (offered but not accepted) for 25% of travel expenses to attend European Fandom Conference.

PUBLICATIONS

Published by ProQuest and College of Charleston. Forster at the “Fag-End of Victorian-Liberalism”: The Criminalization of Homosexuality Through the Works of E. M. Forster through College of Charleston.
Published by McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Essays on Clint Eastwood and PTSD, “Civilian PTSD in The Outlaw Josey Wales.”
Published by University of London Fashion, Beauty, Identity, “Run: A Close Analysis of Personal Trauma Highlighting Persona Incarnations in The Doctor with His Personal Bonds and Binds.” University of London, (concealed information)
Published by Lancillotto e Nausica, “Hope After Munich.”
Published by Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culture, “Forster at the “Fag-End of Victorian-Liberalism”: The Criminalization of Homosexuality Through the Works of E. M. Forster II.” University of Gauhati.
In the process of publishing “Detecting Chaos,” a chapter in UNLV's anthology on Detective Fiction: Editor- Kim Idol.
Published by McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, Essays on Clint Eastwood, “Civilian PTSD in The Outlaw Josey Wales” Ed. Charles R. Hamilton and Allen H. Redmon.
In the process of writing The Annotated Bibliography of E. M. Forster for Edwin Mellen
Press / University of Wales, Cardiff Press.
Pending publication in Christianity and Literature for “Polytheistic Women in Eighteenth Century Britain.”
Offer to expand “Polytheistic Women in Eighteenth Century Britain” to a book by Edwin Mellen Press.

CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE

Speaker- Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference 2015, “Tarantula Wars,” Imperial College London.
Speaker, Victorian Liberals and their Legacies, “Forster at the "Fag-End of Victorian Liberalism": Rehabilitating the Imperial Homosexual,” University of Liverpool- read in absentia.
Speaker, PCA/ ACA Conference 2013, “'Gabba Gabba We Recognize You': Joey Ramone's Final Acceptance What a Wonderful World.”
Speaker, European Fandom and Fan Studies Conference 2012, “Modern European Fandom- The Calls for Knights of the Pitch,” at University of Amsterdam- read in absentia
Speaker, BSECS, 2013- “Forster at the “Fag-End of Victorian- Liberalism”: The Criminalization of Homosexuality Through the Works of E. M. Forster II,” at Oxford University- read in absentia.
Speaker, Queer Studies Conference 2013- “History of the British Homosexuality Legal Structure”
Speaker, Queer Studies Conference 2013- “Forster at the “Fag-End of Victorian- Liberalism”: The Criminalization of Homosexuality Through the Works of E. M. Forster II”
Speaker, SAMLA Conference 2012- "Imperial Detection and Doyle's Detective Fiction as Imperial Prowess"
Speaker, PAMLA Conference 2012- “Forster at the “Fag-End of Victorian- Liberalism”: The Criminalization of Homosexuality Through the Works of E. M. Forster II”
Speaker, RMMLA Conference 2012- “Polytheistic Women in Eighteenth Century
Britain II”
Speaker, SEASECS Conference 2009- “Polytheistic Women in Eighteenth Century
Britain”

ACTIVITIES/SERVICE

NOAA Volunteer- Testing Tides for Tidal variations (Red Tides, tainting, etc.)
Friends of the Library- Charleston County
Charleston Museum Volunteer- Aid in the maintenance of acquisitions, help organize and act out community activities (usually for children), and help translate between the
Spanish-speaking only patrons and the Non-Spanish speakers.
Socio-Anthropological Activities (Happenings)
Actor's Community
Writer's Community

PROFECEINCY AND CERTIFICATION

Title IX
Darkness 2 Light
Spanish- Fluent
Latin- Reading Proficiency

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient on both PC and Mac in all Microsoft suites
Blackboard, Moodle, D2L, Dropbox, Jenzebar, Jing
Turnitin (and most other anti-plagarism software and programs)
Quickbooks
Adobe
Excel
Final Cut Pro (Film editing software)
and learn others quickly.

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