I've been teaching English as a Second Language for 8 years. My goal is to build your confidence so that you can freely express yourself! In the first few lessons, we'll do some fun activities to expand vocabulary, then practice conversation skills. I include lessons about culture that include music, food, history, technology, politics, and anything else you might be interested in! I will suggest which materials (e.g. books, worksheets, podcasts, videos, etc.) you should use with our lessons. I have experience working with students from all over the world, but have specialized experience with native speakers of Spanish and Chinese.
I've been teaching ESL for 14 years. My students have gone on to both careers and graduate degrees. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to see real improvement in your communication skills, and as time goes on you'll excel in even difficult English environments. I specialize in reading/writing/grammar, but will help with your listening/speaking, too. I love working with students of all ages from a variety of levels, and I can't wait to meet you!
I've been teaching English for 2 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep understanding of both the language and culture. Within the first few lessons you will be able to communicate more effectively and have more confidence with your new language skills! I also specialize in "common English" allowing you to speak like a real local, both professionally and for your every day life. I love working with students of all experience levels and excited to get started!
English as a Second Language…
With an M.S.Ed. in ESL Programming and a TESOL Certification from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, teaching English as a Second Language is my specialty. That means I have been specifically trained in determining the learner variables, teaching strategies and assessment methods specific to second language acquisition. Also, having earned a BA in Mandarin Chinese, I understand the challenges of learning a foreign language first hand.
In terms of experience, I’ve helped lead numerous English summer camps for high school students in Sichuan province, China, and completed a 60 hour practicum course in the ESL department of La Roche College (also in Pittsburgh). This was a great opportunity to work specifically with an ESL staff as well as with foreign students from around the world.
As your ESL tutor, the first thing I’ll do is conduct a needs analysis to determine what type of learner you are, whether it be audio-visual, kinesthetic (physical), ...
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