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Wade Rittenberry, M.A.
Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Anthropology, University of Alabama; B.A. English, Appalachian State University; B.S. Anthropology, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  john-rittenberry@utc.edu
  (423) 425-4754
  (423) 425-4768
  Hooper Hall 203
  Tuesdays 12:00-1:00pm

Advice for ESL students


Like everything else in your life, the more you practice, the better you get. Successful athletes PRACTICE. Successful musicians PRACTICE. Successful language learners PRACTICE.
  

Learn more about this instructor:

 
Hometown: Signal Mountain, Tennessee
 
Areas of expertise: I enjoy working with students on their pronunciation — producing the correct sounds, syllabic stress, and rising and falling intonations. English grammar is difficult on many levels, but I also enjoy navigating that treacherous path with students.
 
Favorite place on campus: There are obviously numerous locations on campus that could serve as a favorite, but given the fact that my reason for being here is to work with my students, I’d have to say that our classroom is my favorite place.
 
Favorite thing about UTC: Chattanooga is growing and becoming more and more popular every year as a destination city. UTC is a short distance from the center of town. Being in the center of a city on the rise is advantageous for students of all types.
 
Interesting facts: I have toured with a band across the country. I was a medical examiner’s assistant on more than 100 autopsies. I enjoy cooking. My great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was the first governor of Georgia. A tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable!