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Tom S.
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ESOL ELL ESL M. Ed CI IGCSE AP Literature Professor 20+ Years Experience
Typically, those who take the TOEFL want to attend university or graduate school abroad. But anyone who needs to demonstrate a mastery of English for an academic purpose can take the TOEFL. This includes anyone applying to a foreign high school, exchange program, community college, or for a student visa. We have access to the top five (5) applications online The TOEFL and IELTC are accepted by more than 9,000 colleges and universities worldwide. This internet-based exam is usually a requirement for admission if you're a non-native speaker planning to attend an English-speaking university. It is used to gauge your ability to read, listen, speak and write in English. This test is administered in the U.S. and globally at least 50 times per year. Certified Instruction. IELTC and TOEFL Certified Instructor TOEFL®Course Objectives By the end of the course, we hope that you will be able to: Develop strategies that will help you to activate existing language knowledge and connect it with new information Develop strategies to help you identify problems related to structure Develop reading strategies such as skimming and scanning Develop listening strategies such as listening for key words, making inferences, and identifying main ideas Develop critical thinking skills Become more comfortable with assessing your own progress Develop test-taking strategies that will: Help you to pace yourself while completing different tasks in a test Develop your decoding skills in understanding what tests are asking Develop strategies that will help you to make connections between what you have learned in class and your experiences in the English-speaking academic world What You Get From This Course Strategies and Tactics for Each Section Review Application of Strategy Exam Advice From Past Examiners/Graders Course Benefits Free Participation in our Live Online Course covering different subjects Having Written Essays Evaluated (time and number of requests permitting) Watching Live Teacher Demonstrations to Succeed on Every Section Having Access to Consistently Updated Teacher Examples Free Participation in Peer Review for Writing By the end of the Understanding TOEFL course, you will: be familiar with all parts of the TOEFL test have some useful tips to help you achieve your TOEFL goals understand how the TOEFL test is assessed Course Structure This TOEFL Course is organized by skills: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Each skill area has four key components: Starting out: introducing the strategies and tactics for each area, explaining task types and providing hints not only on how to prepare but also on how to achieve the best marks on each test section. Advice and tutorial videos: Our experts explain the application of the tactics and strategies. Course Requirements A minimum of Intermediate level English Target Audience A non-EU-trained health professional applying to register with the NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council)? An international medical graduate taking the PLAB test to register with the GMC (General Medical Council)? A qualified pharmacist, dentist, nurse, or physical therapist that needs this course for licensing? A student applying for Bachelor, Masters, or Doctorate programs in the USA, UK, Australia, or Canada. An international medical graduate applying for residency in the USA or Canada. Who this course is for: International Students, Nurses, Pharmacist, Dentist, and Physical Therapist
About Tom S.

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher English 6-12 Grades Certified AP Language Instructor, Reader, and Auditor Certified AP Literature Instructor, Reader, and Auditor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Examiner, Instructor, 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 and 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. I offer quality online instruction that allows the students to relax and take in all the information using 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 and sentence structure, 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 with 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 of 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 StudioLive and Zoom

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Tom gives great insights into business sales and marketing. He is always on time and prepared for our sessions and he has helped me achieve some great success. Great coach.

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Sep 2008 - Present
Cole Middleton Group
Cole Middleton offers the comprehensive capabilities and deep education industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues of your school or college. Since opening our doors in 2012, we’re proud to say that each year we have a bigger list of returning and new clients. Want to experience the expertise of Cole Middleton for yourself? What's your biggest school challenge? Give us a call today and let’s discuss what we can do for you. At Cole Middleton Group, we have an exceptional team of consultants with expertise in every facet of school management. We’re committed to solving complex business challenges using the latest technology and data resources, combined with our creative and collaborative strategic approach.
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Aug 2020 - Aug 2021
Bright Scholar Education Holdings Ltd.
Plans organize, teaches, and provides timely feedback to promote and direct student learning for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade AP/IGCSE/IB English Literature students at BrightScholar GCGS Experience Experience in teaching SAT/ACT/AP with cultural awareness, adaptability, and interest. ● Adapted curriculum and assessments by using relevant cultural examples and visual aids to motivate and enabled students to achieve 24% greater proficiency in English language arts compared to other private schools in China. ● Improved AP test scores by an average of 12.5% among students from 2018-to 2020 ● Moved 85% of students performing below grade level to grade level proficiency using strategies by encouraging reading through select curriculum, professional development, teacher leadership, and instructional supervision. ● Implemented classroom management systems using college-learning modalities and communities where students would receive differential content rigor while increasing student investment in higher education. ● Designed 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade curriculum that differentiated instruction for honors, grade-level and Advance Placement
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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 with the Academic Managers to receive feedback about performance  Facilitate development and select curriculum textbook for implementation of district schools  Attend and provide feedback to teachers for Professional Development sessions  Work with individual students to challenge and improve their abilities  Enhance lesson planning to incorporate interactive digital textbooks and whiteboards  Teaching MicroSoft® Skype™ platform for one-on-one parent and student group projects  Monitored daily-attendance and keep up-to-date records and paperwork see less
Jolly Phonics Certified Teacher
Aug 2016 - Mar 2018
Private Company
This company teaches children to read and write using synthetic phonics, which is widely recognized as the most effective way to teach children to read and write in English. That was over 25 years ago. Since then our immense progress has been studied in numerous research projects, the results of which led to phonics becoming central to the UK curriculum. Today we are now used in over 100 countries worldwide. As the leading synthetic phonics publisher, and the most experienced, we offer a 7-year school program that teaches not only phonics but spelling, punctuation, and grammar too.
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Jun 2019 - May 2020
University of Phoenix
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Jan 2016 - May 2020
Arizona State University
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Feb 2015 - Feb 2019
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Aug 2014 - Jan 2016
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Boston University
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Limited Proficiency
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Native Proficiency
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Limited Proficiency
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Mar 2016
Arizona State University
Teach English Now! Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
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Oxford Seminars
National Society of Leadership
Feb 2020
University of Phoenix
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Aug 2016
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Jun 2018
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American Federation of Teachers
Mar 2018
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Florida Foreign Language Association
Apr 2017
he Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the study and teaching of languages and cultures. Membership is open to educators of all levels (K-20) and all languages. FFLA is an affiliate of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and its member organizations include the Florida Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (FAATSP), the Florida chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF-FL), the Florida Association of Teachers of German (FATG), the Classical Association of Florida (CAF), the Florida Chinese Teachers Association (FCTA), the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ), the Florida American Sign Language Teacher Association (FASLTA), and the Florida Foreign Language Association for Managers in Education (FFLAME).
TESOL International Association
Jan 2017
TESOL International Association’s mission is to advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.
National Association for Gifted Children
Sep 2015
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Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Mar 2015
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National Education Association
Sep 2014
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