Priscilla Oquendo

Priscilla O.

Bronx, NY
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Lesson Details

ESL

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have taught English for 10+ years! I find that teaching ESL students is rewarding. I am currently teaching ESL students online. I encourage students to try everything from pronunciation and dictation on their own. By doing this I am encouraging them and empowering confidence. I also use dialogue to helps students understand how to respond to questions and the flow of conversation. We use visual aids like flash cards and dry erase boards to communicate ideas such as (bananas, birds etc).
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About

Priscilla passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Priscilla delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 2009

It is with great pleasure I introduce myself Priscilla. I am willing to help any and all students with concepts, methods and ways to enrich your learning journey. I have been a tutor for many subjects from Chemistry, advanced Biology and many other subjects. Teaching has been one of my strong abilities. I have taught many of my fellow colleagues and students while working as a tutor. My goal is to aid the student in understanding complex ideas and make them simple for anyone to understand. I have worked with special needs adults in a classroom setting of about 20 and helped them with spelling, grammar and math skills. I would do individual lesson planning based on their capabilities and make it fun.

My passion is seeing a student or anyone I am explaining a concept to have the face light up when they understood the idea. This is so much better then any compensation I can ever receive. I look forward to have you allow me to teach you.

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Experience

Online ESL Teacher
May 2019 - Present
VIP KID

I am an independent contractor with this company as an ESL instructor, I utilize the company platform to facilitate and teach grammar, phonics, history, math, and science to Chinese children ages 4 years old until 12 year old. I also provide unit assessments to gage students correct placement. I also provide feedback after each lesson to enhance the students learning of English.

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Teacher
Aug 2018 - Mar 2019
QKIDS

I am currently an ESL online teacher with QKIDS teaching 5 year olds to 12 year olds. I utilize the QKIDS platform to facilitate the lesson plans given. It is important to use total physical response and props to enhance the lessons.

Tutor
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Champion Learning Center

I was a tutor for an ESL high school student and another high school student for Math. It was an amazing opportunity to see my students start at very low scores and once I finished with them succeed to 90 and above averages. One of them I was able to get in contact with many years later and she completed high school with honors and wanted to go to college.

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Education

TEFL Certification
Nov 2018 - Present
FullCircle
Surgical technology
Apr 2017 - May 2018
Swedish institute
Biology
Aug 2016 - Jun 2017
Bronx Community College
Psychology
Sep 2008 - Dec 2011
Lehman College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

This was my first time ever on Good Morning America

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A multilayer approach of using shapes to teach the number sentence as well as show different ways adding numbers can be expressed.

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Used alphabet letters for recall of sight words.

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Jumbled numbers to aid in number recognition.

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Using only sight words learned to make sentences.

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Addition and subtraction number sentences.

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My introduction
My set up for teaching via online to ESL students.

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Teaching a 5 and 4 year old sight words and sentences.
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2 Reviews

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Henry Aug 8, 2018
English · Online

Priscilla was one of the best teachers my kids ever had. She was patiant and held high standards for them all while keeping the work light and entertaining. My kids ages 4, and 5) saw a new light in learning new things and learned to actually read within a week worth of her services. Her dedication, strategies, and bright ideas are something that you wouldnt regret exposing to your children. Take my word for it and hire this woman 😃

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Staceylee francis Aug 7, 2018
Anatomy and Physiology · In home

It's not easy to get a tutor that has patience and understanding. Prissila would travel to my home and stay extra hours of tutoring for me if I needed. She is truly a dedicated individual. I would recommend her to the best because she is the best as well.

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