I have over 25 years teaching experience in the fields of adult ESL. I was the ESL coordinator at the largest adult school in Los Angeles. I love working with adults who are striving to improve their English language skills. I have developed and presented ESL workshops for teachers throughout Southern California. My methodology for ESL is tailored to an individual's learning style. I use a variety of techniques from the natural approach to grammar driven lessons. I always begin with an evaluation of the student's abilities and needs.
I am also an avid reader who motivates children to develop a love for reading. I'm currently volunteering at a local elementary school tutoring first and third graders in reading and language development. I taught elementary school in both California and Colorado for 7 years (grades 1-6).
For my elementary students, I utilize phonics as well as the whole language approach for reading instruction. I make reading stimulating and enjoyable by taking the time to discover my students' interests as well as their strengths and weaknesses. A positive attitude and patience are my greatest assets.
Teaching has been and continues to be my profession and my passion.
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