Amanda Catron

Amanda C.

Gainesville, FL
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About

Amanda delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 7+

Teaching since:
October 2009

Hi! I'm a recent instructor at the English Language Institute of UF. I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida seeking a PhD in Linguistics, specializing in Second Language Acquisition, so I know all the best ways to learn a language! I have my Masters in French, and have taught undergraduates at Ohio University as well! Overall, I have over 5 years teaching experience and over 4 years tutoring individuals experience. I would be happy to share my CV with you. I am passionate, dedicated, and a very motivating and fun instructor/tutor!

I look forward to working with you!

Check out my LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/amanda-catron-a2a23b44/

Experience

English Language Instructor
May 2015 - Present
English Language Institute of the University of Florida

Teaching academic and informal English to international students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds at the English Language Institute at the University of Florida, accredited by the Commission on English Language Accreditation. Primary language skills taught include listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Specializing in high-beginning and low-intermediate level students and the instruction of self-regulation, anxiety reduction, and student agency skills and strategies.

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McNair Graduate Research Assistant
Aug 2014 - May 2015
University of Florida

Conducted research on the implicit and explicit acquisition of binomial expressions and to what extent they represent a psycholinguistic reality for native speakers of English as well as advanced English language learners. Duties included assisting in the development of research materials, administering multiple treatments of the experiment, analyzing cloud-based video recorded materials of learners during a grammaticality judgement task of frequent binomials for any and all examples of cognitive regulation such as private speech (silent, abbreviated and aloud) as well as manual gestures and cursor pacing. Finally, assistance was provided to the principal investigator during quantitative and qualitative analysis of final data as well as creation, revision, submission, and presentation of results.

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Success Coach
Aug 2012 - Apr 2014
Tiffin University

Built relationships with a diverse, non-traditional, online associate degree seeking student population through motivation, support and encouragement. Supported students' academic, career, and personal success through weekly phone meetings and showed continued support with engaging follow-up e-mails. Aided students in setting reasonable goals and creating action plans to further their success in higher education.Guided students through problem and conflict resolution and helped students connect with online support services and other resources. Maintained accurate student records by projecting, assessing, and reporting on student achievements and deficits. Maintained satisfactory persistence rates, successful outcomes, scheduling goals, and referral goals. Contributed to a positive overall student experience potential for student success in higher education through academic advising, life coaching, and career planning.

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French Teaching Associate
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
Ohio University

Planned, organized, executed, and evaluated four weekly second language classes of French to beginning level undergraduate college students through immersion. Advised and promoted student self-regulation, responsibility, and agency individually outside of the classroom through multiple mediums such as e-mail and social media. Consistently used a variety of modern teaching strategies, multi-media presentations, and assessed student needs to result in unique, engaging, and unforgettable lessons resulting in higher student retention in future language classes and successful completion of language requirements as well.

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English Instructor
Oct 2009 - Jun 2010
French Government (TAPIF Program)

Actively engaged new and beginning-level students between the ages of six and ten in learning the English language. Created unique and individualized resources to supplement lessons. Successfully acquired efficient teaching pedagogy without engaged mentors or classroom supervision. Met students at their level through the use of games, songs, and arts and crafts in an immersion environment resulting in effective second language acquisition. Balanced and coordinated six weekly lessons for over 200 students and competently assessed student performance in the target language following individual classroom objectives.

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Education

Doctorate of Philosophy in Linguistics
Sep 2014 - Present
University of Florida
Master of Arts in French
Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
Ohio University
Bachelor of Arts in French, Minor in Linguistics
Aug 2006 - Jun 2009
Ohio University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Grinter Fellowship
Aug 2014
University of Florida Graduate School
Success Coach Extraordinaire
Dec 2013
Tiffin University
Outstanding Teaching Associate
May 2012
Ohio University Department of Modern Languages
McNair Scholar
Mar 2008
Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program

Affiliations

Linguistic Society of America
Aug 2014

The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) was founded in 1924 to advance the scientific study of language. LSA plays a critical role in supporting and disseminating linguistic scholarship both to professional linguists and to the general public.

National Education Association
Aug 2014

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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Photos & Videos

I love learning!

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Graduating from Ohio University with a Masters of Art in French

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Having fun in front of the Eiffel Tower!

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3 Reviews

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Jenna May 21, 2017
French · In studio

Amazing. Highly recommend Amanda for her teaching skills and just being a great person to learn from.

Mel May 21, 2017
French · In studio

Amanda has an extensive background in and knowledge of French, and makes a great instructor to anyone trying to learn or improve both written and speaking skills in the language. She is passionate about language acquisition and very comfortable to work with. Highly recommended.

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Natalie A. May 16, 2017
French · In studio

Amanda is an incredible teacher of both French and ESL. She prepares extremely well for her classes and tailors her lesson plans to you individually so that you learn in a safe environment. Her specialization is reducing language anxiety, so she helps a lot with making you feel at ease to make mistakes and learn from those mistakes. Highly recommend!

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