Hello, potential tutees and tutee representatives!
I offer a wide spectrum of English language learning options and I work with ALL ages. I'm big on interactive, tasked-based lessons, but if workbooks are what you want we can do that, too.
ConvoClub: I'm also starting a couple of weekly conversation clubs if anybody would like casual activity-based (i.e. boardgames, events/outings, karaoke) social speaking and listening practice.
I am a born and bred Bay Area-ian with an eclectic and extensive background. I have an MA-TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from San Jose State, a BA in Education (Webster University - St. Louis, MO), and a Certificate in technical theatre.
Though ESL (and all its related acronyms) is my main teaching subject, I am also available for reading and writing (k-12, developmental, academic, creative) tutoring. I've worked at the Language Development Center at SJSU helping college freshman improve the academic reading/writing skills, and I've worked at a university writing center as 1 of 2 undergrads skilled enough to coach graduate students with their writing endeavors. I also ran several Conversation Clubs at International Gateways Language School's Studies in American Language program.
I have also spend several years as Krazy G the Mad Scientist teaching fun and exiting science lessons to students across the nation (Bay Area, St. Louis, MO, and Portland, OR).
I've past the CBEST, worked professionally for several years in theatre, went to massage school (A's in Anatomy & Physiology and Kinesiology), and, though I've never done it professionally, I am an AWESOME cook - I am of Italian decent, but I can create all kinds of tasty dishes from across the globe, including vegetarian, vegan, and dishes meeting specialized dietary needs (heartsmart, carbsmart, sugar free, etc.).
As I have worked with special needs children (in a Respite Provider role) and I have experience with children with ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, autism, learning differences, and varying mental abilities. I have also been a caregiver, nanny, and baby-sitter to countless families across the country.
See, I told you I was a modern Renaissance woman.
I look forward to working with you.
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