Qualifications & Experience

Hi! I'm Dr. Anne. I help adults and children reach their goals in all major language and academic skill areas–reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, pronunciation, test prep, speech, culture, English for business, and more.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR HELP WITH...?
High school and college English papers and assignments
Homeschooling assistance/coaching
General English literacy education
Test preparation (GRE, TOEFL, AP English…)
Writing & editing academic papers
College admission & scholarship essays
Qualitative dissertation & thesis projects
Conversation & communication skills
Business English & professional projects
Conference/class presentations & speeches
PowerPoint & slideshow design
Customized instruction

I have a PhD in Education, an MA in Second Language Studies, and 15 years of experience teaching college English as a second language (ESL), presently at the University of Southern California. I have taught language and academic skills in undergraduate programs, community colleges, and private institutions in Germany, Hawaii, and California. I have led teacher training seminars, professional development workshops, and worked with K-12 student-teachers. I have also published articles on ESL methods and materials.

EDUCATION
University of Hawaii at Manoa, PhD in Education, 2016 & MA in Second Language Studies, 2008
Arizona State University, BA in German Literature, 2003
University of Tübingen (Germany), Exchange student, 2001-2002

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of Southern California, 2019-present
Leeward Community College, 2008-2019
University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2017-2019
Hawaii Tokai International College, 2018-2019
Hawaii English Language Program, 2007-2008
European School of Business, 2005-2006
German-American Institute 2004-2006
Plus 15 years of private lessons and tutoring

Are you a student struggling with academic assignments in English?
A parent looking for a reliable and experienced tutor for your child?
A bilingual professional wanting detailed feedback on your writing, pronunciation, or public speaking?

I work with a wide range of students to offer highly customized instruction, teaching, and guidance according to your unique needs. Some of my private students come to me stressed out and frustrated trying to complete challenging academic and professional tasks, like writing papers or giving speeches. I offer support, structure, and guidance to manage and execute your language-focused project or test preparation. Other students want to improve their confidence in English communication for a specific purpose, like business meetings, job interviews, or acting auditions. I use engaging, research-based approaches that target your particular goals and aims while also improving your overall language development, critical thinking skills, and creative expression.

I offer private lessons in all areas of ESL, English (humanities, social sciences), K-12 language arts, standardized test prep, conference/public speaking prep, college coursework, and content writing. I have experience teaching students of all ages and proficiency levels who come from dozens of different language backgrounds.

Please contact me if you would like to work together. I look forward to meeting you!

Education

2016

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Education/Curriculum and Instruction

2008

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Second Language Studies/Language Teaching

Degree

2016

Doctorate

2008

Masters

Subjects

Test Preparation

ACT Writing
ACT Reading
GRE
IELTS
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL

ACT

ACT Writing
ACT Reading

SAT

SAT Reading
SAT Writing

English

English (K-8)
High School Level English
College Level English
ESL/ESOL
Essay Writing
Grammar
Literature
Reading & Comprehension
Phonics
Proofreading
Study Skills
Vocabulary

Language

ESL/ESOL
Public Speaking

Professional

Public Speaking

Other

Homeschool

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