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I'm a native English speaker and have been teaching since 2009. I have a certificate in TESOL from California State University East Bay and a B.A. in Foreign Languages from Lewis and Clark College. I'm a member of several professional organizations such as TESOL and CATESOL and ESL International. I am finishing my master's degree in English, specializing in TESOL.
I enjoy helping students learn. Learning can be fun. My goal is to make my lessons as engaging as possible. My knowledge of other languages helps me understand the challenges learners face. I am able to explain the differences in grammar between languages so that students can understand. I tutor English to non native English speakers as well as tutor Spanish to native English speakers.
English/ESL Teaching Experience:
My English teaching experience includes teaching writing to college students, both native and non native English speakers as well as middle school students. I currently teach developmental writing at California State University East Bay.
I've taught English oral fluency, pronunciation, speaking and listening to Italian high school students. I taught ESL/English conversation, grammar, reading and writing to individuals and small groups.
I have worked with adult immigrants from a variety of countries, including Japan, Korea, Belarus, China, Nepal, Eritrea, Iraq, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador. The lessons focused on improving their conversational fluency, listening, reading and writing skills.
ESL/English for Specific Purposes:
I've taught English for specific purposes in subjects such as childcare, real estate, manufacturing, software and career skills. In addition, I've taught native Spanish speakers English using both English and Spanish depending on their English language proficiency.
Spanish Language Teaching:
My Spanish language teaching experience includes teaching Spanish to adults, middle school and high school students, focusing on conversation, grammar and vocabulary. I also taught Spanish to middle school students at a private school in the East Bay.
I work collaboratively with my students to create fun, engaging lessons customized to meet their learning goals. I incorporate role playing, games and technology to facilitate learning.
After working together one-on-one, many of my students have been able to improve their grades.
I have a TESOL Certificate from California State University East Bay. The program consisted of coursework and a teaching practicum at Piedmont Hills High School, where I taught ELD students.
My areas of knowledge include teaching speaking, listening, pronunciation, oral fluency, reading and writing.
My friends nicknamed me the Grammar Queen because I understand and can explain English grammar in an understandable way.
My former coworkers put me in charge of reviewing their marketing materials to make sure they were grammatically correct and without errors.
In my role as a substitute teacher and ESL teacher, I worked with adults and children on their pronunciation and beginning reading skills teaching them to sound out the letters in the various word families.
I volunteered with AlamedaReads, helping adult immigrants with reading, vocabulary and reading comprehension.
In my everyday life, I always seem to find the typos in written material.
I have completed the coursework for my Master's degree in English. In addition, I taught writing to college students at CSUEB.
In my previous positions working for Fortune 500 companies, I reviewed the marketing materials before they went out to make sure there weren't any errors.
I worked as a volunteer for Alameda Reads teaching adult immigrants to read. I took a morphology class which discussed how prefixes, stems and suffixes are combined to create words.
I have a B.A. in Foreign Languages, with Spanish as my primary language. I taught Spanish to middle school students at a private school in the East Bay. I have tutored high school students one on one in Spanish for the past three years.
Very patient and highly effective tutor — Genevieve did a tremendous job to help my high schooler to improve his grade more than a full grade in Spanish class. ...
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