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Tom S.
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Certified English Teacher - ESOL ESL ELL M. Ed CI IGCSE AP Literature Professor 20+ Years Experience
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The goal of an ESL program is to improve the students' level of English. ESL classes teach different language skills, depending on students' English abilities, interests, and needs. All programs teach the following: conversational English, grammar, reading, listening comprehension, writing, and vocabulary. My specialty! Jolly Phonics Certified Teacher @2016 Jolly Phonics, teaches children to read and write using synthetic phonics, which is widely recognized as the most effective way to teach all ages to read and write in English. As a leading synthetic phonics teacher, and the one of the most experienced, we offer a 7-month school program that teaches not only phonics, but spelling, punctuation and grammar too. Systematic teaching of phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation across the school years Teaching is multi-sensory and active, with fun actions, stories and songs Independent research supports the outstanding results achieved around the world with the program Continues to revise and extend children’s phonic knowledge Flexible and easy to implement in your school Developed by teachers for teachers Pronunciation/Accent Reduction Certified TESOL, Jolly Phonics, and IELTC Instruction Practice ESL Phonics Course will give the student the confidence to speak by blending sounds. We use Jolly Phonics TM to teach all ages to read, write, and speak. Phonics skills are key elements to the successful development of basic reading and spelling skills.
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Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Take a lesson with a native English speaker! I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. I began my partnership with TakeLessons™ in 2009. My teaching style is relaxed, offers a project-based curriculum, tailored to best fit the student's needs and schedule when possible. As a certified English teacher in curriculum and instruction, I ensure all my lessons are personalized for each student. Previously an elementary and post-secondary teacher, my concentration was helping students reach their full potential in the shortest amount of time. Meanwhile allowing online forums allow the students to relax and take in all the information through independent practice, modeling, and recall. ESL/ELL AP/ACT/SAT STUDENTS It's imperative that the student understands phonics as well as the parts of speech, i.e., syntax, tone, diction, use of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections, etc. As an English teacher, I develop an individual curriculum for all my students. I take pride in providing my students a project-based learning experience each lesson so that my students take on an active role in all my classes. Students receive a step-by-step lesson plan or book with each lesson The study focuses on a specific aspect of language use, e.g., life skills, literacy, or vocational and workplace English competencies. Both approaches involve teaching students basic English skills, such as listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Lessons are based on the Common Core State Standards CLASSROOM/LESSONS - Pronunciation techniques and tips - Independent practice for the workplace - Quizzes, textbooks, videos, and computer lessons - Basic communication with real-life interactions - Personalized Google Doc - Instant feedback! Classes place awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to their English-speaking environment. STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS We discuss goals to determine interest, learning style, and objectives - together creating a lesson plan designed for the individual student. TECHNOLOGY Combination with TakeLessons Classroom and eLearning with Zoom

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Tom is professional. He can find the areas that I want to improve, and he also has relevant exercises to practice. He is a good tutor. Already booked another series of lessons from him.

Posted Sep 27, 2022
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Tom is professional. He can find the areas I want to improve and has relevant exercises to practice. I just booked another series of his courses and look forward to learning more from him.

Posted Sep 27, 2022
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Tom is very professional and very joyful teacher. He has a lot of knowledge and information to share, he takes his job very seriously, he even checked on my homework while he was on vacation. I’m looking forward for my next lesson. 🙂

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Sep 2008 - Present
English Literature, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction TESOL Certification ESL Teacher Offering extensive knowledge of English Language and ability to interact with professionals and children of diverse backgrounds. QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY • ESL and English Language Teacher • ESL Certified • Highly skilled in creating an environment suitable to the maturity, interest, and abilities of students • Able to provide social and emotional support for English Language Learners • Bilingual – Fluent in English and elementary proficient Chinese and Japanese RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE • Teach English as a Second Language to multilingual students • Tailor lessons according to student needs • Conduct activities that target confidence, perception, vocabulary building, pronunciation practice and grammar
English Curriculum & Instruction
Aug 2017 - Jul 2020
Ministry of Education M.Ed.
Energetic, self-motivated, and resourceful with strong working skills and a broad range of hands-on and theoretical experience. Adept at providing support and developing new processes through ongoing work, defect resolution and enhancement solutions. Expert in completing demanding assignments within crucial timelines. Highly articulate, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills. Strong management skills and methodical aptitude with an innate ability in decision-making, coordinating and synthesizing data. Prepare curriculum course materials and design lessons that cover all aspects of the English language, whether written or verbal. They keep track of student progress and customize individualized plans for students with special requirements. They’re also responsible for creating a positive class environment and encouraging students to reach their learning goals.  Coordinating action learning projects for students to create and develop  Providing direct ESL instruction to large and small groups of students  Improving inclusion support for ELA/ELL classes containing 40 to 50 Students  Collaborate wi