Caroline Sato

Caroline S.

Long Beach, CA

Lesson Details

ESL

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have 20 years experience teaching English as a Second Language classes at adult schools, with a California State Professional Credential since 1995. I am always warm, friendly, flexible and fun!

I have tons of materials we can use, games, pictures, conversations, reading, grammar lessons, and more! I will adapt materials and teaching to your best learning style. You are unique and you deserve to learn in your way!

You will always have exercises and projects to practice during the week so you can maintain and retain what you learn with me.
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About

Caroline delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1995

I have been a teacher in the Los Angeles area since 1995. Born in California, I moved to Washington as a child, but returned here to the Golden State to go to Occidental College in Los Angeles. I moved to Long Beach in 2002, where I opened my own ESL program in 2011, through our church community center.

As a native Californian, I love our diverse and energetic state, and especially the international vibe of Southern California. My husband's family is Japanese, but my whole family speaks Spanish, and we make tamales and pozole for Christmas! I also love languages and translation, so teaching English naturally became my profession.

Teaching is my joy and delight. In more than 20 years of teaching, with thousands of students passing through my classroom, I honestly know that everyone can learn English. I work hard to plan lessons, create my own projects and exercises to fit my students, and to constantly improve the quality of my curriculum and skills. For this reason, I use many different activities and styles of teaching in a single lesson. In one hour you might practice conversation, play a vocabulary game, write paragraphs, do dictation, practice speaking on the phone, and more.

Learning a language is an adventure, and it should never, ever be boring. It's a challenge, but one of the most exciting you'll ever experience.

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Experience

Teacher, program director
Sep 2011 - Present
Fountain of Life English as a Second Language

I run a multi-level English program for adults at a church community center in Long Beach, California. In the past 6 years, 500+ students have taken my classes and many have stayed for all four years of the program. The two hour classes are dynamic and fun, focused on conversational skills and introducing academic writing.

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Teacher
Jul 1995 - Jun 2011
Los Angeles Unified Schools Adult Division

Prior to starting my own program here in Long Beach, I worked in Los Angeles Unified School District's Division of Adult and Career Education. I taught adult high school classes in a wide variety of subjects, then moved the the English as a Second Language program, where I found my true teaching passion.

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Education

Bachelors degree, English and Comparative Literature
Sep 1986 - Jun 1990
Occidental College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

California Professional Teacher Credential
Apr 1995
State of California

This is a credential to teach in any adult school in California, renewable every five years.

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa
Jun 1990
Phi Beta Kappa of Southern California

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