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Online Writing Tutor

Snellville, Georgia, United States
January 23, 2018

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ADDRESS: **** *********** **. **. *** 305

Atl. GA. 30311, USA

TELEPHONE: 470 - 564 - 0383



Education & Training:

August, 1997; Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, Ed.D.,

Reading and Language Arts.

Doctoral Dissertation: The Relative Effectiveness of

Visual Imagery Versus Verbal Rehearsal in Facilitating

Reading Comprehension and Recall of A Text-Type Passage

by Under-prepared College Students.

January, 1992; Temple University M.Ed., Psychology of Reading.

August, 1974; University of Guyana B.A., English.


January 2005 – March 2012: Lecturer 11, School of Education &

Humanities, University of Guyana. Teaching Reading,

Methods of Teaching English and Linguistics for Primary

School Teachers.

January 2009 – December 2011: Online Writing Instructor – Smarthinking.Com

1999 – December, 2004 : Instructor, Art Institute of Philadelphia. Taught Reading and College Composition.

1999 – 2002: Part-time Instructor, Harcum College, PACT program. Taught K-2 Reading Skills. Supervised PACT students.

1996 - 2004 : Part-time Instructor, Institute For The Development of African American Youth. Designed reading curriculum. Taught reading and writing skills to high- school-age students.

1997 - 1998: Part-time Instructor, Delaware County Community College. Taught developmental reading and writing.

1990 - 1997: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Temple University. Taught reading, and study skills to freshmen.

1990 – 1997 (Summer) Tutored in reading and writing with ACT

101, and Summer Bridge Programs. Conducted Get Smart

Study-Skills workshops. Developed curriculum and

taught study skills to Temple University students in

the Health Career Opportunity Programs.

1987 - 1988: Volunteer. Tutored Chapter I Grade 4, students in

reading, at Lee Primary School, West Philadelphia,


1974 - 1987: English Teacher; Guyana Secondary School.

1968 - 1974: Class 11 Clerk. Guyana Revenue Authority.


August, 2007- 2011: Coordinator, BEAMS, M. Ed Program, Guyana

Aug., 2005- 2011: Head, Research & Graduate Studies,

School of Education & Humanities, University of Guyana.

Oct., 2005-2011: Coordinator of OAS/School of Education &

Humanities Teacher Education Project

1999 – 2002: Supervised parent tutors in PACT classrooms.

1998 - 2002: Supervised undergraduate student/mentors in IDAAY program.

1982 - 1987: Assistant Examiner, Caribbean Examinations Council, Barbados. Coordinated marking of

English scripts.

1974 - 1987: Head of English, Golden Grove Secondary School and Bygeval Secondary, Guyana Coordinated English


Published and Unpublished Articles/Documents:

Anansi Folktales in the Diaspora-Publication- Create Space, 2012

Facing the Challenges involved in Meeting some of the

Educational Needs of the CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME). Unpublished Paper, 2007.

Parents and Reading. Unpublished Paper Presented at Institute For Development of African American Youth. Philadelphia,2004.

Why Kwame Can’t Read. Unpublished Paper Presented at Institute For The Development of African American Youth.

Philadelphia, 2000.

Proverbial Wisdom From Guyana, A Collection of Guyanese

Proverbs. Dorrance Publishing, 1998.

Metacognition and Reading Comprehension. Unpublished paper. Temple University. Philadelphia, 1996.

Metacognitive Awareness between Good and Poor readers.

Unpublished paper. Temple University. Philadelphia, 1995.

A Study of Some Guyanese Creole Proverbs. Unpublished Thesis.

University of Guyana 1974.

Seminars / Workshops Attended

Caribbean Center of Excellence in Teacher Training (CCETT)

Sustainability Workshop 1, “Setting a framework for common

Caribbean Standards for the teaching of Literacy and the

Training of Teachers of Literacy.” June 11 – 12, 2009.

Hotel Four Seasons, Kingston, Jamaica.

OAS Teacher Education for the 21st Century Teachers, Seminar, La

Romain, Trinidad, October 29-31, 2008

Regional Literacy and CONFINTEA VI Preparatory Conference in

Latin America and the Caribbean: Mexico City, Mexico,

10-13 September 2008.

OAS Teacher Education Hemispheric Project, Sub-regional meeting

Of National Coordinators and Teacher Education

Professionals: January 28-29; 2008. CARICOM Secretariat: Guyana.

OAS Workshop on, ”Education for Democratic Values and

Practices.” Stakeholders Meeting. Sherbourne Conference Center, Christ Church, Barbados. July 12 – 13, 2007.

ACTI Guyana Chapter: Self Evaluation workshop. ”Creating Quality Improvement Team Leaders in Single Market Economies.”

2006. November 1. University of Guyana.

OAS Workshop on, “New Approaches to Policy and Practice For

Teacher Educators”. 2006. September 26-29. Hotel Normandie

Trinidad & Tobago.

ACTI (Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions) Inter-

Caribbean Workshop on,” Challenges to Caribbean Education in a Borderless Society”. 2005. November 17, La Meridian Hotel, Guyana.


January 2007. IDB consultant; Evaluated success of Component

1: “School Performance: Literacy and Numeracy”, of the BEAMS

program of the Ministry of Education.


Computer Literacy Skills:

Windows 99, Microsoft Word 2008, Internet Literacy,

Guided students in use of writing software to correct mechanical weaknesses, utilized computer modules for writing practice.

General Interests:

Reading, Writing, Poetry, Black Cultural Issues.


Member of the International Reading Association.

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