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Joan M.

Denver, CO

$40/hr

ESL Facilitator/Consultant

Background check passed as of 9/28/13
Usually responds in about 3 hours

ESL Facilitator/Consultant

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I have had over 25 years experience in K-12, Community College and University (Cleveland State) teaching English as a Second Language. During this time, I have been active in TESOL, our professional organization, by giving workshops and lectures throughout the United States. At ELS Cleveland on the Case Western Reserve University campus, I taught all levels of ESL as well as one-on-one English for Specific Purposes for professionals visiting Cleveland for up to three weeks at a time. I designed these sessions in business, medicine, law, science and technology. I have also taught regular classes in English for aviation, test taking, survival English, and research techniques in addition to the 9 level program. At Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio, I started the first ESL program and also designed teacher workshops for neighboring communities. At Cleveland State University, I taught the TESOL accreditation course for teachers who wanted to work abroad.

My philosophy is to be the facilitator who helps a student reach his/her specific goals. Recently, I have worked with Skype and internet teaching as well as working with my own employees (Spanish speakers) who wanted to become US Citizens and/or be proficient in landscaping and housekeeping. It is important for students to become comfortable with US culture and have fun while learning.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 20 years experience teaching ESL at all levels including elementary k-12. In addition I taught junior high English, geography and worked with elementary teachers as a consultant in physical education. Currently I am a volunteer with a second grader in a local reading program. I have a master's degree in political geography.

University of Michigan
Case Western Reserve U
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Michigan

Case Western Reserve U (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joan will travel within 5 miles of Denver, CO 80220.


About Joan

I have had over 25 years experience in K-12, Community College and University (Cleveland State) teaching English as a Second Language. During this time, I have been active in TESOL, our professional organization, by giving workshops and lectures throughout the United States. At ELS Cleveland on the Case Western Reserve University campus, I taught all levels of ESL as well as one-on-one English for Specific Purposes for professionals visiting Cleveland for up to three weeks at a time. I designed these sessions in business, medicine, law, science and technology. I have also taught regular classes in English for aviation, test taking, survival English, and research techniques in addition to the 9 level program. At Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio, I started the first ESL program and also designed teacher workshops for neighboring communities. At Cleveland State University, I taught the TESOL accreditation course for teachers who wanted to work abroad.

My philosophy is to be the facilitator who helps a student reach his/her specific goals. Recently, I have worked with Skype and internet teaching as well as working with my own employees (Spanish speakers) who wanted to become US Citizens and/or be proficient in landscaping and housekeeping. It is important for students to become comfortable with US culture and have fun while learning.

Education

University of Michigan
Case Western Reserve U
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Michigan

Case Western Reserve U (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Denver, CO 80220

Joan’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Joan M.

Joan M. passed a background check on 9/28/13. The check was ordered by Joan through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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