I began my career in education tutoring basic paragraph and essay writing to junior college students. Many of these students were adults, and I often lamented that the work we were doing could have been learned at an earlier age if only public schools had programs that taught English in a foundational, individualized manner that sought to gradually improve the abilities of students at their own pace.
A few years later, I began tutoring fourth through eighth graders. I knew immediately that I wanted to challenge my younger students to read classic literature; I wanted to instill a passion for it. I was fortunate to work for a company that allowed me to develop my own curriculum for helping kids read college-level literature and write about it.
I didn’t believe that there was an English-tutoring service that utilized the same approach. Improve Your English does. Actually, it does more. The company’s software and curricula allow me to help my students’ minds grow quickly and efficiently. Without their even realizing it, this method encourages students to independently cultivate both a passion for literature and a strong work ethic to learn the material. This work ethic carries over into their character for the rest of their lives, creating competent analytical thinkers and writers. Meanwhile, I get the satisfaction of tutoring my students to eventually think, read, and write at the college level, while enjoying the support of a company that focuses on continually improving a platform designed to enable all of its tutors to do the same.