I had no idea what I was doing! I had
negative grammar experiences in my schooling that led me to think I
would never be able to understand grammar. I was self-conscious.
my teaching and tutoring sessions, students would ask me questions that
I had no idea how to answer. I would grope for answers in the books we
were using and babble some kind of unintelligible answer that didn't
help my students at all.
I felt nervous, guilty, and confused. I would keep my voice low because I didn't want other tutors or teachers to overhear me. I felt terrible.
One day, I decided to make a change. I was tired of feeling self-conscious about my grammar and my teaching. I made the decision to learn this material no matter what!
I took a grammar class the next semester, and I made a commitment to study everything until I understood it. Luckily for me, I had an excellent professor. She taught us grammar in a logical order, and she used sentence diagrams.
For the first time in my life, I was understanding grammar. I earned an A in my class, but the best thing was that my grade reflected the confidence I felt inside.
Since then, I've taught grammar in
a graspable, fun way to my own students, and I've made a commitment to
help other teachers and students who struggle with grammar. I've worked
with hundreds of people, created the Grammar Revolution website, and
created several courses and books to help people teach and learn grammar
in an approachable, interesting, fun, visual way.