I read and write English well.
I have a large and varied vocabulary.
I know grammar.
I am not tied to grammar.
I have taught everyone from tiny babies to grandmothers.
I have learned who I teach best, young adults to adults.
I talk well.
I am not afraid of talking.
I enjoy public speaking.
I am good at the process of writing.
I am good at editing.
I enjoy reading.
I am good at reading.
I enjoy showing other people how to do a thing.
I enjoy watching other people’s progress.
I enjoy sharing what I know.
I can usually come up with a different way to express something.
I have read literally hundreds of thousands of books.
I have written three books (my thesis, my dissertation, and the first Dielli novel).
I have gone to school all over the country and had many different teachers with many different styles.
I have had classes in how to be a good teacher. (Not terribly useful.)
I have had classes with great teachers.
I know what it means to be discouraged by a course.
I know what it means to be given a grade you didn’t deserve.
I know what it means to be trusted to do work that is beyond your capacity.
I know what it means to receive a reward that is equivalent to the work you did.
I know that not everything can/will be perfect.
I know that rewriting improves work.
I know how to research.
I know how to take notes.
I know how to gather ideas from disparate places.
I know how to create proposals that people want to read.
I know how to write papers that are interesting.
I know how to write essays.
I know how to write letters.
I know how to write resumes and CVs.
I learn how to write new things or practice writing regularly.
I am good at answering questions.
I enjoy seeing people “get it.”