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Magda K.

Braidwood, IL

$45/hr

ESL and Art Teacher who wears many hats!

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ESL and Art Teacher who wears many hats!

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Hello! My name is Magda and I'm glad you found me here!

I am a "Jill of all trades" -- I have studied a number of subjects over the course of my academic career and even more in my life outside of school. Let me break down my qualifications for you quickly and concisely:

ART - I come from a family of artists and have dabbled in many different media over the years. My current passion is fiber art: sewing, knitting, needlepoint. I began cross-stitching in high school, and sewing, crocheting, and knitting around 2003. For nearly 10 years I have designed and created costumes for my dance troupe as well as sewing everyday and special occasion clothing for myself, friends, and customers. I have worked as a graphic designer and hold a degree in this field; I currently have a freelance design business where I create and sell vinyl decals. I have also taught and performed bellydance for ten years.

ENGLISH - Always a straight-A student, I was the go-to person when my classmates needed an important paper proofread. Early in 2013 I decided to get certified to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL/ESL/ESOL). I now hold a level 5 TEFL certification with 180 contact hours as part of my qualification. I recently returned from a volunteer trip to India where I taught English to Tibetan refugees for four months. I had to be culturally sensitive and adaptable as well in order to be an effective instructor.

English:
ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Reading, Spelling,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding,
Fitness,
Needlework,
Sewing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer,
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.

Bodybuilding

Physical fitness has fascinated me for years. I went through the phase many women do of just wanting to be "smaller" and "slimmer," but now I have realized that what is even more satisfying is being STRONG. I have been weightlifting regularly for over a year and am constantly reading up on the science of exercise and what professional lifters do. My squat, bench press, and deadlift have each improved by over 100%, and I continue to work toward lifting even more.

Men or women, the principles are the same. Let me use what I've learned to help you reach your goals!

ESL/ESOL

I hold a level-5 TEFL certificate earned in April 2013 from International TEFL Academy. As part of my class curriculum, I had to have 180 contact hours including a few dozen with actual ESL students. I have also spent four months teaching ESL in India to Tibetan refugees.

Fitness

Physical fitness and mental fitness are tied together: exercise can help clear your mind, goal setting skills learned in the gym (or dance studio, or aerobics class) can transfer to other areas of your life, and when our bodies feel good, our minds tend to as well.

Years ago I decided I wanted to lose 30 pounds. I studied and researched, and eventually chose a path that landed me at my ideal weight (healthily!). Now I train in the gym multiple times a week and have helped numerous people get into better shape. I am studying to be a personal trainer and want to help you, too!

General Computer

I have used a computer for most of my life, and continue to do so every day. I took some web design courses and use specialized programs in my work; general computer usage is easy for me to both understand and teach to others.

Needlework

I learned to cross-stitch and needlepoint around the year 2000 and have been doing it ever since. I began crocheting and knitting around 2004 and have made hundreds of projects; I have taught and tutored both of these skills for the last 4+ years. In my knitting circle of about a dozen people, I was the designated troubleshooter because I had taken the time to learn many different techniques and how to fix mistakes. Of all of these, my greatest skill lies in knitting: I regularly knit gloves, hats, socks, and sweaters, and I am proficient with cable knitting, colorwork, and various construction techniques, and I am always eager to learn more.

Sewing

I began sewing about 8 years ago and am largely self-taught; much trial and error was involved, and thus I was able to learn from my mistakes. I have sewn casual, business, and special occasion clothing for men and women and continue to do so. For the last 6 years I have also been a costumer for a professional dance troupe.

Spelling

All through school I was the go-to proofreader among my classmates. I also won a few spelling contests!

American InterContinental University
Digital Design

Education

American InterContinental University (Digital Design)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Magda will travel within 15 miles of Braidwood, IL 60408.


About Magda

Hello! My name is Magda and I'm glad you found me here!

I am a "Jill of all trades" -- I have studied a number of subjects over the course of my academic career and even more in my life outside of school. Let me break down my qualifications for you quickly and concisely:

ART - I come from a family of artists and have dabbled in many different media over the years. My current passion is fiber art: sewing, knitting, needlepoint. I began cross-stitching in high school, and sewing, crocheting, and knitting around 2003. For nearly 10 years I have designed and created costumes for my dance troupe as well as sewing everyday and special occasion clothing for myself, friends, and customers. I have worked as a graphic designer and hold a degree in this field; I currently have a freelance design business where I create and sell vinyl decals. I have also taught and performed bellydance for ten years.

ENGLISH - Always a straight-A student, I was the go-to person when my classmates needed an important paper proofread. Early in 2013 I decided to get certified to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL/ESL/ESOL). I now hold a level 5 TEFL certification with 180 contact hours as part of my qualification. I recently returned from a volunteer trip to India where I taught English to Tibetan refugees for four months. I had to be culturally sensitive and adaptable as well in order to be an effective instructor.


Education

American InterContinental University
Digital Design

Education

American InterContinental University (Digital Design)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Braidwood, IL 60408

Magda’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Reading, Spelling,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding,
Fitness,
Needlework,
Sewing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer,
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.


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