My name is Kimberly R. I have a Master’s degree in TESOL, I am TESOL/TEFL certified, and I am certified in K-12 English Education. I have an undergraduate degree in Communications with a Concentration in Journalism and a Minor in Speech. I have over twelve years of experience teaching English to both native and non-native English speakers in the United States, Honduras and in France. In France, I taught both British and American Curricula. I am accustomed to working with a multi-national student community both in the US and abroad. I have experience working with all ability levels and age groups, from primary school through high school, college-bound, collegiate, postgraduate and doctoral students. I have taught Saudi Arabian Princes, diplomats, fortune 500 company owners, etc. I have experience teaching English to native British and American English speakers, as well as students of over 34 other nationalities. Currently, I am also a College level TEFL/TESOL certification instructor for Oxford Seminars. I conduct post-graduate level seminars throughout the Southeast USA and Bay Area for candidates who are pursuing a teaching career abroad. I teach EIL and ELL Theory, Methodology, best practice, classroom management, testing, lesson planning, and the core areas of Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation and Grammar.
As an educator, I believe it is my responsibility to create communicative, engaging and relevant lessons for my students. I am committed to helping my students achieve the highest degree of success. I create lessons based upon my students’ goals and interests, whether they desire to simply learn to function more effectively in the target community or they desire to pursue language learning for academic purposes. I am flexible, adaptable, and capable of assessing the needs of each student and challenging them at their respective levels. My appreciation for other cultures and my personal experience with cultural immersion have allowed me to understand the importance of providing students with an infrastructure that will allow them to excel in their studies. In addition, my international exposure and work experience have rigorously prepared me to be reliable, able to relate to international students of all ability levels, and capable of performing in demanding, high pressure situations. I am organized, detail oriented and committed to helping students achieve their maximum potential. I would love the chance to work for you. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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