Janet Sussman

Janet S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a certified teacher from Florida living in Panama since 2012. My passion is teaching English to adults and young people (High School and University Students) My specialties are many including Industry Specific English, Test Prep such as IELTS/TOEFL/SAT/TOEIC, etc as well as speaking for business or simply for communication

About Janet S.

Hi,
I am a certified teacher from Florida. I have certifications/endorsements in
English as a Second Language, Exceptional Education, Business Education, and Reading as a component of Language Arts for struggling readers. My Master's Degree is in Cultural Psychology. I am bilingual (Spanish) at an intermediate level as I had been living and teaching in Panama since 2012. My experience is mostly with middle and high school students and adult professionals. I also opened a Language School in Panama where we provided standardized test prep in TOEFL, SAT, ACT, and all Cambridge exams. We also started a TEFL program online and I am the Ambassador for Duolingo in Panama.
Prior to my teaching career I was in hospitality and tourism for 13 years and so my expertise in mostly in Business English particularly Industry Specific English. Since I am a mom and a grandmother as well as a teacher, my patience has been perfected over many years so no matter your struggle or obstacle, I am there to help you over it, under it or around it but know I will be there with your through it.
Regards and I look forward to working with you towards your grande success!

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Experience

Teacher
Aug 2006 - Present

Pinellas County Schools, Florida

After working for Florida Public Schools as an Attendance Specialist since 1998, I acquired my teaching degree thanks to a scholarship from my school district. My degree included a variety of certifications and endorsements in areas such as Exceptional Education, ESL, Business Ed and Reading. I then went on to obtain my Master's degree in Cultural Psychology before I moved to Panama to teach in International Schools as in 2012.

Education

Master of Science in Cultural Psychology
Jan 2008 - Dec 2010

Walden University

Bachelor of Arts in Exceptional Education
Jan 2004 - May 2006

St. Petersburg College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Business Education
May 2006

St. Petersburg College

All areas of business from 6th through 12 grades
Reading for struggling Readers
May 2006

St. Petersburg College

a component of Language Arts
Exceptional Student Education
May 2006

St. Petersburg College

Certified to teach Students with special needs
ESL
May 2006

St. Petersburg College

Certified to teach English as a Second Language

Awards

Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
May 2006

State of Florida

Affiliations

InterNations
Jul 2012
As the largest international community for people who live and work abroad, InterNations offers global networking opportunities, local events and expat-relevant information. At around 3,500 monthly events and activities, expats get to meet fellow internationals in their city, while forums and destination guides provide valuable tips and information. To ensure the quality of the network, InterNations membership is by approval only.
Kappa Delta Pi
May 2006
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. For over a century, the Society has consistently grown, starting with a local chapter to become the international organization it is today, with an initiated membership that exceeds 1.2 million! Using a variety of programs, services, and resources, KDP supports and advances educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers.

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