Sarah Jo L. | Elance
 
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Sarah Jo L.

Writing and Grammar Expert
   United States
  |   Ocala, FL

Resume/C.V.

Over 12 years of English, writing, grammar, editing, tutoring, and communications experience! Skilled will all levels of English writing from business to academic to creative writing. Editing skills for business communications, school reports, memos, newsletters, press releases, project descriptions, internet blogs, marketing, and customer service packets. Let my years of experience and education background in English and Psychology work for you today!
Service Description
Education
Uiversity of Central Florida
Bachelors Interdisciplinary- English / Psychology
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College of Central Florida
Associates- English and Communications
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College of Central Florida
Associates - Landscape and Horticulture Science
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Employment
College of Central Florida
Prep English Teacher and Lab Assistant
2011 - 2012
Teach 21 students in College Prep English Level I for Fall B Mini-mester Developed program to work with students and increase interest in higher learning. Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and discussion. Taught basic grammar including- sentence structure, basic noun and verb recognition, adjectives and adverbs, simple vs compound vs complex sentences, and punctuation and capitalization. Taught basic paragraph structure and format including cause and effect, persuasion, descriptive, illustrative, and informative. Collaborated with a team of faculty to develop lessons and activities to address required topics and to achieve the level of mastery required by the department. Designed lectures, lessons, hands-on-activities, and practice exams and writing assignments to enforce each area of focus in the course. Organized grade records to increase reference speed and utilized online and digital files and record keeping. Received high remarks in the final review of the class by the students at the end of the semester; also had a high rate of passing students in the class. Help manage and oversee learning lab that services Prep English and Prep Reading Level II students each semester. Collaborated with co-workers and supervisors to better the program and help achieve a marked improvement in student scores and passings each semester. Employed a personalized approach and fostered an open student-assistant environment in the lab to encourage student learning and build student confidence. Combined discipline plan and required goals of the department by specializing concentration, participation, and delivery of information to the student and developing a warm and friendly learning environment in the lab. Worked with supervisors to adjust schedules, lab hours, material, delivery methods, record keeping protocol, and correspondence practices in order to better the program and help achieve a higher success rate
Private English Tutoring
English Tutor for all skills levels
2000 - 2012
Developed program to work with students and increase interest in higher learning. Taught English of all levels and skills from writing to research to grammar for preparatory up through honors. Improved student's reasoning and skills by implementing varied teaching styles and utilizing the individual student's own personal learning style. Helped students fine-tune and polish essays and reports and helped improve grammar, organization, content, and coherency of their work.
College of Central Florida
English Tutor and Secretary
2006 - 2011
Performed student background reviews to develop tailored lessons based on student needs and past experiences and sessions with students. Work closely with instructors, advisors, counselors, and Access Services regarding special needs students in order to better understand their needs and tailor a tutoring session that best fit their individual and class needs. Developed program to work with students and increase interest in higher learning through hands-on activities, real-world examples, practice tests and writing assignments, and mock classroom assignments. Work one-on-one with students and in small group settings. Give orientation discussions and Q&A sessions for new students and classes in regards to the policies and procedures of the writing center for structure, tutoring appointments, scheduling, and material covered by the writing center students. Collaborated with fellow tutors on schedules, records, appointment sheets, time sheet records, daily and weekly calendar of appointments, and worked closely with supervisor to ensure smooth operation of the writing center. Tutored in the writing center during some of the business semesters and at times where no direct writing center supervisor was in-place or when tutoring lab was between supervisors. Skilled with dealing with problem or special needs students and have worked closely with students from Access service and those who have learning, behavior, mental, or other disabilities. Responded to student questions and offered solid, real-world examples to validate the lessons and skills being taught.
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Sarah Jo L. | Elance

Sarah Jo L.