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Jayne Jacobs

Jayne J.

Roswell, GA

About Jayne J.

Jayne teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2008
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

I hold Masters degrees in Applied Linguistics and Speech Pathology as well as a Bachelors degree in Education. I have taught both adults and children in university and private school settings, as well as working with students privately.

I have extensive professional experience and training to help people who would like to reduce their accents, or who would like to improve their public speaking skills.

I have also tutored elementary and middle school students with their schoolwork and to help them prepare for standardized tests as well as students who are preparing to take the TOEFL exam.

I have had extensive experience in the business world and have worked with business professionals who are looking for jobs and who would like to improve their performance at work on speaking and writing tasks.

Some of the formal classes I have taught include conversation and oral communication, pronunciation in English, public speaking, TOEFL preparation (group lessons), reading (elementary school students), grammar, extensive reading (university level).

I also worked as the Curriculum Coordinator at a small private school (for adults) in Atlanta, Georgia.

In addition, Jayne produced and hosted a weekly radio program in Boston. She also produced documentaries for Montgomery County Cable TV in Montgomery County, Maryland. One of her documentaries was nominated for a prestigious ACE Award.

I can speak Spanish at an intermediate level (and learned Spanish as an adult learner which has given me tremendous insight into the challenges that adults face when learning a new language).

Experience

ESL Instructor /Speech Coach

May 2007 - Present
Accent and ESL Instruction and Consulting

As part of Jayne's private practice, she provides customized instruction for individuals and small groups with a wide range of performance levels who would like to:
* make their speech more understandable by working on their overall pronunciation of English.
* improve their public speaking and presentation skills
* use conversational English more comfortably in business, social, or academic settings.
* improve their use of grammar in writing and in speaking.
Jayne has worked with clients from:
Coca-Cola, KPMG (Big Four Accounting firm), Mercer University, and other organizations.

ESL Instructor

May 2013 - Dec 2014
Apex Gakuin

Provide customized ESL training for business professionals, adults, and children other on conversational skills, grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing in English. Tutor Elementary and Middle School students who are non-native English speakers on academic subjects.

IEP (Intensive English Program) Part-time Instructor

Aug 2010 - May 2013
Georgia State University

Taught Extensive Reading to advanced level international students (literary interpretation of novels and improvement of reading skills).

Taught oral communication skills to Level 2 students to help them improve their listening skills (in conversation and in lectures), their conversation skills, and their pronunciation skills.

Curriculum Coordinator and ESL Instructor

Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
ESL Instruction and Consulting

Taught ESL classes for small groups of adults of varying abilities. Among the classes taught were: Pronunciation in English, Public Speaking, Conversation, and TOEFL preparation.

As Curriculum Coordinator, evaluated syllabi and lesson plans and observed teachers to make recommendations on improvement.

ESL Teacher

Feb 2009 - May 2010
Catholoc Charities

Taught immigrant parents (intermediate beginners to intermediate level learners) about US schools.

Developed materials to incorporate content with language development to help learners improve their speaking, listening and reading abilities in English.

Business Professional

Jan 1992 - Aug 2008
Scholastic Books, Leadership Strategies, IBM

Worked as and Account Manager and Sales Representative for many companies in the Atlanta area including Scholastic Books and IBM. Won multiple awards for my business performance.

Spanish Teacher

Jan 2008 - Jul 2008
St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church

Taught introductory Spanish to US children (ages 4 - 7).

Education

Masters Degree - Applied Linguistics

Jan 2008 - Dec 2010
Georgia State University

Master of Arts - Speech Pathology

Sep 1969 - Dec 1970
Michigan State University

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certified Compton P-ESL Accent Reduction Trainer

Jun 2008
Compton Program

Structured procedure for helping learners to make their speaking in English more understandable.

Awards

Golden Key National Honor Society

Jan 2010
Golden Key Organization
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1 Review on Jayne J.

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Tonya M. Jan 14, 2015
Accent Reduction · In studio
Verified Student
Jayne is a perfect fit for me. First, she diagnosed my REAL issue--not the one I thought I had, benchmarked the issue and then set a plan to resolve it. Her approach is data and research driven, which resonates perfectly with my style. Her homework is always effective, and I've seen improvement after every lesson. For the first time, I've listened to my recorded voice without cringing!