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Navigating life in America can be a terrifying experience for new immigrants. Learn English as a Second Language specifically tailored for immigrants. Proficiency in English will open more opportunities for employment and improve the ability to function in social circles. For those seeking naturalization, I also tutor in civics and US citizenship exam and immigration oral interviews, as well as in filling out the Form N400 application.
I graduated from the University of San Francisco, B.A. Major in English. My professional experience had been in advertising, journalism and marketing, and I taught mass communication in a university abroad. I hold 3 ESL/TESOL Certifications. I currently teach ESL to basic nursing assistant students in a healthcare training school. I also tutor at the Aquinas Literacy Center in Chicago.
Given my diverse exposure in the world of communications, I have developed creative and meaningful approaches to tutoring...they make learning fun and a most rewarding experience, and a lifelong achievement for the individual.
In addition to ESL for Immigrants, I also handle tutoring lessons in literature, editing, writing for advertisements, press releases and newsletters.
Before I joined WyzAnt, I was already holding tutorial sessions in IELTS, with four students from the Middle East on homestay in the U.S. and who were enrolled in Intrax International Institute in Chicago. All four students have since passed the required target band levels to gain admission into U.S. universities. I taught the four basic language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) with increasing concentration on speaking module in both academic and general versions of IELTS exam. Like all other tutorial tasks, I coached my students on strategies, techniques and tips to improve their task solving speed and efficiency and gain the necessary confidence in demonstrating their levels of English proficiency. I also introduced the students to the different accents and speaking styles of English native speakers -- IELTS being a United Kingdom/England type of exam, and compared with US residents' manner of speaking. Along with standard lessons, my students participated in practice tests on the four skills, after which time we assessed answers, launched interactive discussions, taped mock interviews for later critiquing and always, incorporated new words and phrases into their vocabulary lists.
A Pro! — Connie did wonderfully! After a solid 4 hour session, my wife developed enough confidence to take her test. We won't know if she passed for a few more weeks, but my wife is confident that she did well! We both would recommend Connie - she is a pro! ...
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