I have been teaching privately for over 25 years. And, my love for teaching English has led me to develop a musically-interactive grammar program. Consequenly, I have produced a series of educational tools such as an illustrated grammar book; songs, and DVDs.
I love to try to incorporate the use of all learning styles within the grammar-teaching tools I develop. For instance, the Speech Team Connection program uses a cast of 17 illustrated characters (visual), which use a theme song (auditory) to teach a particular part of speech. Please go to the link to get a free preview (download available software) - use of tactile / kinesthetic - of Nu School's Digital Illustrated Grammar Web Book at: http://www.ebrochures.com/ebrochures/eBooks/Multimedia_eBooks/Nu_School_Dig._Illustrated_Grammar_Web_Book_2013 I have been testing the program since 1999 while living in CA, teaching ESL students (children and adults). A student who has ADHD also can benefit greatly from using Nu School's line of illustrated and musically-interactive products. Often times, many of my teaching style is humorous, and engaging. Please see a couple of student comments from a pair of International students below: [07:01] Husam Lyric: I love you melody your classes are always funny [07:01] Mel0dy Lyric: Thank u, Husam! [07:01] emma2 Deluxe: yeah i love your laughing! [07:02] Mel0dy Lyric: thank u, Emma [07:02] emma2 Deluxe: lol~~ [07:02] Mel0dy Lyric: bye [07:10] Mel0dy Lyric: Business (94,215,33) [07:10] Teleport completed from Living (211,137,29) I teach classes online in SecondLife, which is free to join if you are at least 13, under the alias "Lyrical Mel0dy." And, I have produced a series of educational videos, which use the grammar songs.
"Dedicated Service Award" - Washington, D. C. Teaching English to Hine MIddle School Students
Maintained 3.94 G.PA. while completing courses for MAED (Secondary Education, English), Woodland Hills, CA BA, Morehead State University, 1987; Double Major: English and Radio/TV Broadcasting M.O.S. ceritified, excellent computer skills
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Annice Graves is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, born on September 6, 1964. Her mother raised her and her oldest sister, and her father remarried, producing three other sibling sisters. Ms. Graves comes from modest means and was raised in a culturally diverse environment. At age 9, she began playing the clarinet, which led to ten years of formal classical training. Along the way, several other woodwind and low brass instruments were added to her repertoire. Ms. Graves graduated with Honors from Shawnee High School in 1982 (ranked in the top five percent of her class) and went on to earn a BA degree in English and Radio / Television Broadcasting from Morehead State University in 1987. Simultaneously, she performed duties in the U.S. Army Reserves and college R.O.T.C. program, which provided college tuition assistance. In addition to earning a double major, Ms. Graves actively participated in several social, political and spiritual organizations, ranging from participating in MSU’s Black Coalition to being Assistant Directress of the Black Gospel Ensemble. Morehead State University’s Minority Affairs Department honored Ms. Graves in 1993 as a “Scholar in Resident.” Summer Internships at Louisville’s Courier Journal (a Gannet subsidiary), and D.C.’s WMAL (AM) – Ranked No. #1 for News Broadcasting, led Ms. Graves to relocate to Washington, D.C. in 1988 - where she lived for four years. There, Ms. Graves gained valuable broadcasting experience both “on-air” and “behind the scenes.” Briefly, she worked for powerhouse Kathy Hughes at WOL (AM) / MAGIC 102.3 (FM). Simultaneously, she wrote, and delivered, weekly “on-air” Public and Black Awareness Calendars for WPFW (FM) – Pacifica Radio. Having taught as a Substitute Teacher in Louisville, she continued to teach voluntarily, tutoring English in the D.C. Public School system for two years (as part of an employee-community project). Ultimately, Ms. Graves’ long-time pursuit of becoming a published author, and performer, led her to Los Angeles, California in 1992, where she resided for over 18 years. Shortly upon her arrival, Ms. Graves began singing in a professional gospel choir, under the direction of Rickey Grundy, and working as a Writing Consultant for a microcomputer company. Her combined talents and experience eventually compelled Ms. Graves to found AG Productions and Style Graphics Desktop Publishing companies in 1993 and 1995, respectively. Finally, in 1999 she combined her teaching skills, musical ability and mass media experience to establish Nu School Enterprises officially. Ms. Graves is proud to present Nu School Enterprises’ debut program – The Speech Team Connection, which is designed to be musically interactive. Eventually, this four-booklet grammar series, which teaches on a college level, will be developed into a complete line of multimedia products. Ms. Graves has devoted the past eight years of her life to developing this uniquely innovative teaching tool. This project is dedicated to my mother, Essonia Rhodes Graves (R.I.P) and father, Mr. William A. Graves.