My name is Ngoih (Noi) and I am a recent graduate with a B.A in English. Most of my works required reading and analyzing classical works in literature ranging from Beowulf, Shakespeare, to modern poets and writers like Alice Walker. I've done extensive research projects in university writing, editing, and formatting for academic journal publishing. During my last year as an undergraduate, I chanced upon a teaching internship encouraged by my own college adviser as a Teaching Assistant to his English Composition I class. I made thorough lesson plans for my lecture in the class by highlighting the main focus of the specific topic with examples. Since visual diagrams always help out students, I used this to my advantage when I tried to explained the need for coherency for a well-written paper to show how one reasoning is dependent on another. My teacher and I further the class by having the students participate in writing workshops to help them get through their agony of not having enough ideas or thoughts. This was our chance to work one on one with students and give individual and different positive feedback to the progressions and difficulties. To manage their process outside of class, we had the students post their writing on the school archive made for specific classes every semester, and using this page, my professor and I commented on the writings regularly and some students quickly fixed their mistakes and posted up a new draft immediately on that day. During this internship, I also privately tutored a Korean student who came to the States with a sole purpose to learn English. Since he was in a University with some level of English reading, writing, and speaking skills, to better his English, he and I developed goals for each month to work toward for specific improvements. To identify I spent a week with him to thoroughly understand his reading, writing, and speaking skills by having him read a book, writing everyday and spent time in public setting creating conversations. After analyzing, I discussed with him as best as possible on what I found and we worked together on how to create our own schedule and lessons for him to excel. Both of these experiences were rewarding because I learned to deal with a class room setting and an individual setting, but none differs in the need to understand an individual student because everyone counts.
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