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Ms. Stacy G.

specializes in The Pirate's Power: Public speaking, Literature, and English · female

"Ahoy! Dr. Pyrate, here. Though the placards say Dr. Stacy G., I prefer the Pyrate designation.

With a PhD in piracy (yes, seriously) and English Studies from Illinois State University, I practice a dynamic and innovative teaching method that I call piratical pedagogy. It's a little off the beaten path - you know that in education we travel seriously stormy waters - but the outcomes speak for more...

"Ahoy! Dr. Pyrate, here. Though the placards say Dr. Stacy G., I prefer the Pyrate designation.

With a PhD in piracy (yes, seriously) and English Studies from Illinois State University, I practice a dynamic and innovative teaching method that I call piratical pedagogy. It's a little off the beaten path - you know that in education we travel seriously stormy waters - but the outcomes speak for themselves.

These undergraduate freshmen not only earned real money through my assignments, but also landed some networking skills to help them secure jobs in the future. If you want to know more about my actual pedagogy (i.e. how I view teaching) I have a blog that can offer some insights, too, including a teaching statement in the form of a ship's code.

When it comes to what you may want to know about my tutoring, the short of it is this: I have over a decade of composition, English, literature, communications, public speaking, and soft skills instruction. My literature expertise is in children's and YA literature, especially concerning, and I have a minor in Classical Humanities, so I can tackle Greco-Roman philosophy, mythology, history, and drama. I've instructed everything from Shakespeare to poetry. I have been an instructor at two universities, in online settings for nontraditional learners, in corporate settings with Fortune 500 professionals, in public, alternative and charter high- and middle- schools, and at an alternative elementary school with pre-k students ages 3-5.

Just as importantly, I spent 4 years as a career counselor instructing anyone, ranging from middle-school to adult, the practical skills to make it in the job market. Interviews, resumes, cover and thank you letters along with the basic forms of etiquette to negotiate any social situation are in my repertoire.

As a former Vice President of a Toastmaster's chapter and a winner of public speaking awards, I coached public speakers to be more comfortable in front of audiences. I've helped professionals through strenuous job screenings that involv" less...

Details

fee: $55 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 15 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Stacy G. is a certified tutor

Eckerd College, English

Carnegie Mellon University, Masters

Illinois State University, PhD

Normal, IL 61761

Subjects Tutored

Microsoft Excel - Microsoft Word - Microsoft PowerPoint