Gloria M

Mooresville, NC

English, History, Public Speaking & Drama K-12,

$25/hr

Profile

I graduated from Bob Jones University with a BA in Interpretative Speech Performance. I have a minor in English. I taught in a private Christian school and was an Interim Librarian. We chose to homeschool our children for 10 years using a variety of cross-curricula from traditional materials such as ABeka and Bob Jones University Press to more Integrated Unit Studies like Konos and "Five in a Row" and "Mystery of History". My professional years in drama and speech have allowed me the opportunity to work professionally in Nashville with the Annie Moses Band at a Fine Arts Camp focusing on Public Speaking and Drama. I am a professional Speech & Forensics Judge judging State Speech competitions. My family & friends refer to me as the "Grammar Police" as I have been the person most known to edit English/history papers from grade school through college. I worked in the radio industry for several years and had to write my own advertising copy, was editor of an Arts Newspaper for almost 4 years, created my own advertising for Real Estate and after homeschooling and editing my husband's Master's degree portfolio – definitely earned the title. I am passionate about all things history related. I can and will make your "History Hater" into a "History Hound". Most English & American literature stories are entrenched in history, so even the driest of the dry English pieces of literature can be made tolerable for the non-English Literature Lover. (Most students will discover I am not a Jane Austen lover, yes, tis true, but I can tolerate EVEN Jane when wrapped in the culture of the times.)
For elementary students who are struggling with reading and the basics, I am a phonics believer. I am an old school proponent of phonics. I will utilize whatever materials you need me to use to meet your school standards, but if the program is NOT using phonics I may have to add some supplemental materials. I feel comfortable teaching all the basics through sixth grade programs except foreign languages. If your student needs strong supplemental assistance in memory work, I can assist them in their memorization and organizational skills.

Education

BA Interpretative Speech; English Minor-Bob Jones University

Subjects of Expertise

SAT Reading, SAT Writing, ACT Reading, ACT English, U.S. History, Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, World History, Elementary Math (K-6th), Elementary Science (K-6th), Elementary Reading (K-6th), Elementary Writing (K-6th), GED

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