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I have taught ESL for many years, for seven years in the Czech Republic, two years at Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD, and five months in Chicago, IL. I have worked with many nationalities, especially students from Korea, the Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia.
I have also substitute taught for many years at the elementary level and enjoy working with children from 6-12 years, tutoring in all subjects, especially Language Arts, Reading, Writing, and Math.
I have been happy to help ESL students, who are professionals, improve their English and go on to achieve career goals requiring greater English fluency. I have also helped younger students get up to speed at school or, in the case of gifted students, achieve test scores which enable them to jump a grade.
I love seeing students progress. I can provide references from students or parents I work or worked with through Wyzant.
I have taught ACT to students doing re-takes before and achieved and they have all achieved improvements on taking their second test. I hold a teaching certificate for the state of Illinois.
I hold a substitute teaching certificate for the State of Illinois, valid until 2016. I substitute taught elementary school between 2005-7 and 2002-4 at a Christian school and for Aberdeen School District. I also substitute taught elementary and middle school in Piscataway, NJ.
I have substitute taught for many years and taught math as part of this.
I have taught ESL for many years. My husband and I owned a language school in Prague, Czech Republic and we taught there for seven years. I have taught students of all nationalities, especially Korean, Chinese, African, and Saudi Arabian on the International English Program at Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
I taught at Northern State University from 2010 to 2012. As part of the orientation I gave a presentation on study skills including what is the best way to read short text in order to answer reading comprehension questions and also how to take bullet point notes on long reading assignments. I also stressed the importance of note-taking in class at all times. Some of my Arab students were new to the US and alcohol was something new to them, so I discussed the very negative effect alcohol can have on study in general. I discussed the common stress reaction of over-studying, which actually has a negative impact on test score and time management in tests and in organizing homework.
I have taught TOEFL at Northern State University from 2010 to 2012 and have references for this.
I try and introduce a minimum of ten new vocabulary words every lesson, especially to the age group where vocabulary is expanding most rapidly. We spell the words, review their meaning and look at synonyms and antonyms.
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