Title: Founder, Director
Company: Dynamic Tutoring Service
Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
Arlene Corriveau, Founder and Director of Dynamic Tutoring Service, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of tutoring and education.
Ms. Corriveau prepared for her career as a student at Eastern Michigan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in 1959, and accepted a position as a teacher for Utica Community Schools. She continued her studies, earning a Master of Arts in 1961, and transitioned to a teaching position at Van Buren Public Schools. In 1962, she started as an assistant professor at Eastern Michigan University, her alma mater. Ms. Corriveau continued her work as a professor until 1969, when she accepted a position as a teacher at Wayne-Westland Community Schools, where she served for more than 20 years, until 1992. In 1973, she published “Pupils Tutoring Pupils,” and in 1979, she founded Dynamic Tutoring Service, where she continues to work to this day as the director of the company.
Growing up, Ms. Corriveau’s mother was an avid reader and loved to teach her children. Her father was highly educated and believed in the value a strong education could have on one’s life. Ms. Corriveau would teach neighborhood children about letters and numbers in her backyard, and at the age of 14, she began working for the Girl Scouts of the USA’s literacy program. She was able to work with several adults in the large Hispanic community in her area who had never learned English, and when she started college, she continued tutoring. Ms. Corriveau recalls the biggest highlight of her career to be during her time at Lincoln Consolidated Schools in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Her fifth-grade students nominated her for the Detroit News Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, and in order to drum up votes, they contacted students from the middle and high schools to ask them to add their votes. In addition to her professional endeavors, Ms. Corriveau is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Education Association, and the Michigan Reading Association.
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