My lessons begin with an informal assessment of where you are in your understanding of the topic we'll be studying and we'll build up from there. This ensures that no time is wasted teaching you things that you already know. My specialty is in linguistics and language analysis, however I also provide services in academic English, scholarly reading, essay writing, and language processes. These classes are meant for anyone from grade-school to University to advanced learners. What makes me special as a tutor is that I will always personalize lesson plans for YOUR needs and accommodate for all types of learners. Hope to hear from you soon!
I am a current student of Cognitive Science with a specialization in language and linguistics and a minor in psychology. I am able to provide help for all things language and linguistics, including learning new languages, reading, writing, language analysis, phonetics, phonology, semantics, morphology, pragmatics, and SAT, ACT, and GED preparation.
Rates do not vary based on the student's level (i.e., same rates for grade-school, University, and advanced students). A $5 travel fee is applied when meeting the students at their home.
RELEVANT RESEARCH PROJECTS AND PAPERS
• Status of Prepositional Passives in the Literature, for Cognitive Science Honours Thesis; CGSC4908 (Winter 2018)
• Coda-t Debuccalization in English, for Phonology II (LING4007)
• OT Analysis of Guttural Consonants in Arabic Dialects, for Phonology II (LING4007)
• The Effects of Syllable Weight on Stress in Nganasan, for Phonology II (LING4007)
• Acoustic Analysis of the Consonant Cluster /str/ in English, for Historical Linguistics; LING3101 (Fall 2017)
• The Effects of Ink Colour and Problem Size on Mathematic Problem Solving, for Honours Seminar in Cognitive Science; CGSC3908 (Winter 2017)
• Verbal Morphology of Kabardian, for Morphology I; LING3005 (Winter 2017)
• Assessing How Lexical Features in Text Relate to Creativity, for Artificial Intelligence; CGSC4001 (Fall 2016)
• A Shift in Canadian Raising, for Phonology I; LING3007 (Fall 2015)
Paul Menton Centre Volunteer Notetaker (Fall 2015-Present)
• For the past three academic years, I have been uploading organized and thorough notes for students who have difficulty/are unable to take notes themselves. I make sure to write clearly and explain all concepts properly.
Science Teachers Association of Ontario (STAO) Conference Head Volunteer (November 2013, 2014)
• My duties as a volunteer at the annual STAO conference in Toronto, ON included coordinating times and locations of speakers’ sessions, overseeing that other volunteers were doing their assigned tasks, and entering attendance numbers for the keynote speakers’ sessions.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
• University Honours Program (2014-2018)
• Dean’s List (2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017)
• A. Davidson Dunton Scholarship, $2000 (2017-2018)
• J. Lorne Gray Scholarship, $2,000 (2016-2017)
• C. Jack MacKenzie Scholarship, $2,000 (2015-2016)
• Carleton University Entrance Scholarship, $2,000 (2014-2015)
Teaching Assistant at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
(January-April 2018; July-August 2017)
• PHIL2001, Introduction to Logic
• LING1001, Introduction to Linguistics
• Duties included attending classes, marking homework assignments, midterms, and the final exam, proctoring all exams, holding weekly office hours, and attending weekly meetings with the professors
Recruitment and Contract Administrator at Drivers R Us Staffing Agency, Mississauga, ON
• Recruited and hired new employees in addition to securing contracts with some of Canada’s largest distributors (e.g., Canada Cartage, Amazon.ca)
• Oversaw all administrative tasks such as answering calls, collecting, filing, and making copies of important documents, and keeping in correspondence with the employer and employees
I reached out to Allyson for extra help with my first year linguistics class. I highly recommend Allyson for all linguistics tutoring because she truly cared about making sure I understood the material. She puts a lot of time into making personalized lesson plans, worksheets, and homework so you get a lot of practice. 10/10, a great tutor!
Ally was fantastic for my two kids. My son Jason, who is in grade 9, has a learning disability and finds it very difficult to write papers. Ally was so patient and knowledgeable she helped him bring up his English grade from D's to B+'s and A's which are grades that Jason has never received before in English class. I will be hiring Ally again and could not recommend her enough!
|at their home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||Not available||$22||$17|
|5 hours||Not available||$100||$85|
|10 hours||Not available||$190||$170|