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Hope delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4 to 18 and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2010

Greetings! My name is Hope and I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and over 7 years of experience teaching, tutoring, and training! Currently, I am an ESL Teacher for an international school based in Beijing, China. Previously, I was an ESL Kindergarten teacher for 2 years in Seoul, South Korea and a Pre-K teacher to children ages 4-5. I love working with children and getting to know each child's unique personality and learning habits. My main goal while teaching is to help my students feel comfortable when they have questions or have a hard time understanding. I want to help my young learners become happy, confident, and successful adults.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, my husband, and our dog. I also love to travel whenever I can. Some of the places I've traveled to are Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Perhaps I will be meeting you in class from one of these countries. I look forward to meeting you!

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ESL Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present

• Following the VIPKID curriculum, give one-on-one, full immersion English lessons online to students in China
• Teach classes through live video, interactive PowerPoint, and chat
• Effectively communicate with parents and children using a wide range of English proficiency
• Provide immediate feedback on areas of success and areas to improve
• Facilitating children's learning in a fun, engaging, supportive, and online environment

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Pre-K Teacher
Nov 2014 - Oct 2016

• Led, organized, and executed lesson plans while monitoring a classroom of 20 students
• Communicated effectively to teach lessons on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), Reading, and Writing
• Collaborated & researched with team in writing creative lesson plans and newsletters
• Documented 4 stages of early childhood development outlining goals and objectives
• Created positive relationships and maintained confidentiality with parents to develop tailored developmental plans
• Plan and led family nights

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Assistant Teacher
Aug 2013 - Oct 2014
Smart Love

• Provided classroom support
• Engage with young learners in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), Reading, and Writing
• Create positive relationships with students and confidentiality with parents
• Assisted with event planning, fundraising, and managed event set-ups and registrations
• Answered all inbound questions & inquiries

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ESL Teacher
Mar 2010 - Mar 2012
Kid's College

• Engaged in energetic English conversation with Korean students ages 4-8
• Built meaningful relationships with students and parents
• Researched and contributed entertaining learning activities during teacher meetings
• Assisted with development of curriculum and lesson planning
• Created quarterly progress reports outlining success and areas needing improvement
• Taught proper use of verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and sentence structure

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Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Jan 2004 - May 2009
Kennesaw State University

Photos & Videos

Photo by Hope S.

My lovely students in Seoul, South Korea

My students reading during Pajama Day!

We can be silly!

Chocolate volcano experiment using our senses.

The graduates are off to 1st grade!


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