Demetrius Houpis
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Demetrius Houpis

Demetrius H.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I offer seven courses for ESL students with profession curriculums based on CEFR standards. These classes are for students 13 years old and older.

《Comprehensive English: A1/A2 - Beginner》

《Comprehensive English: Low Intermediate to High Advanced (B1/B2 & C1/C2)》

《TOEFL & IELTS Test Preparation》

《Business English》

《Interview Question Practice》

《Academic/Professional Writing Skills Course》

《Academic/Professional Paper Editing》

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About Demetrius H.

I believe in bringing cultures together and creating better understanding between them. One of the ways I do this is by teaching English and social science. English is the international language and social science is the scientific study of human society and social relationships. I have been an ESL instructor and Cross-Cultural Communication Instructor for over 10 years, primarily working internationally for private schools and universities. I enjoy making friends from all around the world.

Most importantly, I'm a teacher that will give you a clear goal and plan for success.

Furthermore, in regards to ESL, I also use the most advanced teaching techniques, such as simulating real life situations and proficiently correcting your mistakes (known as task-based language learning). My curriculums are based on CEFR standards for professional learning, teaching, and assessment.

Additionally, in regards to social science, I have a degree in Anthropology from UC Davis and extensive experience applying that knowledge in the international environment. I am currently completing a teaching credential in social science and a masters degree in education to become a professional high school social science teacher in California.

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Experience

Substitute Teacher
Mar 2018 - Present

Rocklin Academy & John Adams Academy

Online ESL and Social Science Instructor
Jan 2018 - Present

Private Contractor

Teaching Comprehensive English, Business English, IELTS/TOELF Preparation, and Social Science (World History, U.S. History, California History, Economics, Political Science, and Psychology) to students living all around the globe.

ESL Instructor/International Education Development Specialist
Aug 2015 - Oct 2017

Jilin Jianzhu University

- Taught comprehensive ESL to university students (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). - Taught courses in cross-cultural communication skills and negotiation skills. - Prepared students to take the IELTS and TOEFL examinations and for job interviews in English. - Translating and copy-editing professional university documents from Chinese to English. - Curriculum design and implementation. - Student mentorship.

ESL Instructor/International Education Development Specialist
Feb 2012 - Aug 2015

Jilin Agricultural University

- "Certificate for Outstanding Foreign Expert of Jilin Province" awarded in appreciation of support for the construction of Jilin Province and friendly cooperation. - Taught comprehensive ESL to university students (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). - Taught cross-cultural communication skills. - Prepared students to take the IELTS and TOEFL examinations and for job interviews in English. - Curriculum design and implementation. - Student mentorship.

ESL Instructor/Education Consultant
Mar 2011 - Feb 2012

Pattison Education Group

- Prepared Chinese students to study abroad: Researching academic institutions, explaining cultural differences & culture shock, improving overall English ability, and/or IELTS/TOEFL/GRE/SAT preparation. - Prepared students for their visa interviews with the U.S. State Department and USCIS. - Curriculum design. - Student mentorship. - Experience working with and establishing rapport with a wide variety of nationalities and cultures from just about every corner of the globe.

ESL Instructor
Sep 2009 - Feb 2011

Aston Education Group

- Teaching English as a Second Language to students of all age groups and levels. - Explaining cultural differences. - Preparing lesson plans and carrying out on-going assessments. - Attending regular training workshops and receiving teaching observations and feedback. - Student mentorship. - Experience working with and establishing rapport with a wide variety of nationalities and cultures from just about every corner of the globe.

Education

MA/Teaching License - Education (Pending)
Jan 2020 - Present

Alliant International University

BA - Anthropology/Social Science
Sep 2006 - Jun 2009

University of California, Davis

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate
Jul 2009

Oxford Seminars

Awards

Certificate for Outstanding Foreign Expert - 吉林省, 优秀外国专家证书
Sep 2014

Jilin Province, China

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