Hi! I am a highly experienced and highly qualified ESOL teacher, with a Masters in Applied Linguistics and licensed to teach grades 5-12. I've taught English to adults and children all over the world - so I have first-hand experience with many different cultures. I also know how hard it is to adjust to life in the U.S. as an immigrant!
I've also taught in a wide range of contexts - corporate, colleges, privately, and in schools all over the South Shore area. I gained valuable experience teaching mainstream high school ELA classes two years ago, which helps me understand exactly what skills an immigrant student needs to master in order to succeed in American schools.
My students always love working with me - I am passionate, creative and very dedicated, and I've never had a student yet (in 15+ years!!!) that has wished to skip a lesson with me! I am proud of the results I achieve with my students - because they are so excited about the lessons, they make wonderful progress. I even managed to teach a boy to read who was repeating kindergarten and was scheduled for special needs evaluation. His teacher had thought he would never learn to read, since in two years he still had trouble writing his name, but after a few months with me, he read his first book! I will never forget the look of pride on his face, as he got to put his name on the reading ladder for the first time.
I have worked with the most reluctant of learners, with all manner of issues, and always been able to help them resolve their barriers to learning and help them succeed educationally.
I look forward to working with you!
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