Hello. My name is Lindsey, and I have been an ESL teacher and tutor since I was in high school. I've been reading since I was very little, and I have always loved figuring out how English can be used, and studying the grammar of the language. In college, I decided to study linguistics and Latin, through which I learned a lot about how grammar and syntax works in English as well as in other languages.
I received my TEFL Certification from Hamline University, and have been working with the Minnesota Literacy Council for the past year. My teaching style is all about the student: addressing what you need to know, why you need to know it, and making sure that you actually can use the grammar and vocabulary you learn in the lesson. I use textbooks, music, videos, real materials like novels and newspapers, and other items you run into on a regular basis, as well as trying to make use of as many language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) as I can throughout the lessons, to make sure my students truly understand all aspects of what they are learning.
I have experience teaching adults and children of all ages, levels, and backgrounds, from Korean students in a school setting, to English-speaking European students working on thesis papers, to recent immigrants to the US learning to read and speak English for the first time. I enjoy all aspects of both the language and the learning process, and I really appreciate seeing my students grow more confidant in their language study and use!
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