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I learned to read at the age of four. English vocabulary, grammar, and literature were among my best subjects throughout high school and college. I always enjoyed essay tests.
I have proofread numerous papers for university students, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This has always been a rewarding and pleasant task for me.
Dear prospective students: I was trained in English as a Second Language in a program taught by Literacy Volunteers of America, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1993. I learned that one does not have to speak the other person's language in order to teach him or her English. I can point to various objects in the room, say the word in English, and have you repeat it. For sounds that you are not familiar with, I can form the words with my mouth, have you watch me pronounce the words, and form them the same way that I do. I taught English in the towns of Nakamura and Sukumo, on the Japanese island of Shikoku, in 1995. I had students ranging in age from 2-36. The parents, mostly mothers, but occasionally fathers, accompanied the small children to class. I used different colored ball to teach the children the names of the colors. We had flash cards for teaching numbers, animals, and national flags. For the animals, I would show the card, say the Japanese word for the animal, and repeat the name of the animal in English. For children aged about five or six and up, we had a map of the fifty states of the United States. For the adults, we had workbooks with lessons in English vocabulary and grammar. We also had conversations in English, in which I would correct the speaker if he or she made any grammatical errors. I also attended the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1994. I taught for three years as an assistant teacher in the
English as a Second Language program at the Emily Griffith Opportunity School, here in Denver,
Colorado. I monitored the students' progress in vocabulary and grammar. I encouraged them to read, speak, and write in English. I helped them with job and college applications so that they could improve their lives here in Denver. I also taught my own class for two Ethiopian women, whose level was beyond that of the other students. I have also done private English as a Second Language tutoring for, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese people for over fifteen years, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Denver, Colorado. I would enjoy teaching English as a Second Language to all of you students from all over the world.
My name is Woodson T.
History was my major in college. I am quite familiar with the histories of the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Austria, and Greece. I feel quite sure that I can help anyone who needs help with studying any of these. I can explain how certain events led to the events that followed. I would very much like the opportunity to tutor someone in European History.
I studied French throughout high school and college, where it was one of my best subjects. French was my minor at the university level. I am familiar with all aspects of French grammar, including the subjunctive. In my French class at the University of New Mexico, we read both Flaubert and Moliere in the original French. I tutored a Golden High School student in French for several months in 2010, much to his and his mother's satisfaction. I currently belong to a club in which only French is spoken for an hour and a half once a week.
Dear Prospective students:
My name is Woodson T. Geography has been a hobby of mine since I was five years old. I grew up in a city where it rains quite a bit. Whenever it would rain , I would sit in my little house in my parents' backyard and study the atlas. I am familiar with the names and locations of every country in the world and every county in the United States.
Dear prospective students: Japanese is my second language. I began studying it at Santa Fe Community College, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1989. I mastered both hiragana and katakana within two weeks. I can also teach basic Kanji up to about 300 characters. I studied with several different private teachers in Santa Fe before joining a Japanese program at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos. I had already graduated from college. This was a special program on the Japanese language and culture. we also had one class in scientific Japanese, as the majority of my fellow students were scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory who were hoping to enter into an exchange program with Japan's Tsukuba Science City. I taught English in the towns of Sukumo and Nakamura, on the Japanese island of Shikoku, in 1995. During that experience, and during five other trips to Japan, I became completely conversing in Japanese with non-English speakers. I have taken the Japanese Proficiency Test in seattle, Washington, and have passed Level IV. I plan to keep taking the tests until I have passed all four levels. I would very much like to teach you Beginning Japanese.
Sincerely, Woodson Taylor.
Literature was one of my best subjects in college. I have studied Southwestern Literature, Shakespeare, the Bible as Literature, and many classic American and English biographies and novels. I am also quite well-versed in Latin, French, German, Russian, and Japanese literature.
I learned to read at the age of four. I always did well in English vocabulary, grammar, and literature classes throughout high school and college. I have proofread numerous papers for college students, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. I have tutored two children in reading for more than two years. I have also been trained in ESL, which I have taught both public and privately over the past nineteen years.