If you are looking to improve your writing skills, whether it be for a large research essay, an in-class essay or preparation for writing paragraphs or essays on tests, this course will help to establish where your current level of writing is and how to improve from there.
We will start with assessing where your current writing skills sit and then make an individualized plan for improvement from that point on, whether the writing is done individually or in a group session. Brainstorming ideas, outlining, editing drafts and final copies will all be covered as will proper in text citation and bibliographic citation as necessary.
Spoken languages: English
ABOUT THE TEACHER
My name is Dhana Matthews and I have been teaching for 20 years. I live in the greater Vancouver area (Delta) and love teaching the wide variety of students who come through my classroom every year. I love the energy students bring to the education system and I learn more every year as I adapt to the unique needs of learners. In my free time I love spending time with my son in his many activities and enjoy our work with rescue animals.
B.A. In Psychology, minor in English from UBC (1990)
B.Ed from UBC (1994)
Diploma in Educational Psychology ( focus in learning disabilities) from UBC (1998?)
I have taught elementary students in all subjects, K-7 through time as a teacher on call and through tutoring. I have also taught Socials 8-11, History 12, secondary English, secondary math up to grade 10, and have taught AP Psychology, IB Psychology and the Extended Essay for IB. I have worked primarily in the Delta School District and tutored on my own and have tutored university students in Psychology, English and History courses. I can help students with assignments, study skills, exam preparation and essay writing.