Kimberly Lorah

Kimberly L.

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Kimberly delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 16+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1992

I have made a career out of teaching and assisting people in reaching their goals and improving their lives.

I have a Master’s degree in Education with a specialization in Counseling. I am a Certified Teacher (regular and special education), School Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and have my Certification in TESOL/English as a Second Language (ESL).
I have been in the field of Education and Counseling for over twenty years working in a variety of settings with diverse populations. Most recently, I completed my TESOL certification program through Anaheim University and received addition training from the Literacy Volunteers of America. I have been teaching non-native English speaking students for the past three years. My students come from many countries, backgrounds and cultures. I am a compassionate and person-centered professional who develops and instructs lessons based on individual’s needs and preferences. I use a Communicative Language instructional approach that is learner centered and emphasizes the use of language for communication in real life situations. I am culturally sensitive and skilled in a range of techniques for teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar and conversational skills. I guide, encourage and support students in setting and achieving goals and with adjusting to life in the United States. I also assist in the areas of American culture, work-place literacy, daily living skills, community fluency and academic assistance/proofreading. In addition, I offer lessons for Citizenship preparedness for the Naturalization exam if desired.

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Experience

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
Apr 2016 - Present
Ridgewood Public Library, Ringwood Public Library

-Develop and instruct personalized, individual and group lessons focused on English Language, American culture, Citizenship preparedness, daily living skills and community fluency.

-Culturally sensitive and skilled with a wide range of techniques for teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar and conversational skills.

-Guide, encourage and support students to set and achieve goals while learning English and adjusting to life in America.

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Professional Counselor
Mar 2001 - Present
Independent

-Assisting and guiding clients in coping with and flourishing after life transitions and significant change of life events.

-Coaching to identify next best steps, ultimately leading to a solid plan of action for pursuing goals and dreams.

-Cultural integration coaching for ESL clients including communication techniques and practical skills for navigating their
communities and society.

-Assisting and identifing resources for individuals with unique and extraordinary challenges.

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
Apr 2016 - Oct 2017
Saint Mary's Church

-Created and conducted group lessons for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced English language learners.

-Instructed basic, practical survival and daily living skills to newly immigrated individuals.

-Role play for common conversations and requests.

-Taught skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as grammar, punctuation and conversation through a Communicative Language teaching approach.

-Tailored lessons to unique needs of students and groups while catering to individual learning styles.

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Certified Pet Therapist
Sep 2013 - Jun 2017
Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs

-Devised and delivered lessons in both one-on-one, small group and whole group settings, customizing instructional and therapeutic methodologies around the needs of diverse student populations.

-Launched PAWS to Read program which uses certified therapy dogs to promote childhood literacy.

-Developed community outreach program that uses animal assisted activities (AAA) to create comfortable, yet engaging environment for diverse student populations in public and specialized schools.

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School Guidance Counselor
Sep 1998 - Mar 2001
Wallington Jr/Sr High School

-Provided counseling to support and advise seventh through twelfth grade students in the realm of academic, social, emotional and personal growth primarily in the areas of goal setting, problem solving, and college and career planning to help empower each student to reach his/her fullest potential.

-Facilitated groups for students to promote success, navigate life experiences and promote healthy realtionships.

-Acquired extensive experience assisting non-native English speakers and their parents in assimilating to both school and community, accessing services and navigaing administrative processes and procedues.

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Special Education Teacher
Sep 1996 - Jun 1998
The Banyan School

-Classroom teacher for children with learning disabilities in grades four through eight.

-Developed individualized lesson plans to meet individual learning styles

-Modified materials to optimize learner success.

-Worked closely and collaboratively with parents, administrators and team members to support learning and positive growth.

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Education

Integrative Wellness and Life Coach
Sep 2017 - Present
Integrative Wellness Academy
TESOL/English as a Second Language
Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
Anaheim University
Elementary Education
Sep 1995 - May 1997
New Jersey City University
Master's in Education - Specialization in Counseling
Sep 1992 - May 1994
Hofstra University
Bachelor of Arts
Sep 1988 - May 1992
Hofstra University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

TESOL Certification - English as a Second Language (ESL)
Dec 2016
Anaheim University

Also completed the English as a Second Language/TESOL training program from Literacy Volunteers of America

Certified Pet Therapist
Sep 2013
Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs

National Certified Counselor
Mar 2001
National Board of Certified Counselors

Licensed Professional Counselor
Mar 2001
State of New Jersey

Special Education Teacher - Elementary Education Teacher
May 1997
New Jersey City University

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