I am an experienced tutor, especially in ESL. Having completed an international TESOL certificate, I am implementing successful teaching techniques with each of my students. I love to see my students excel in every area of English, whether it be speaking, writing or reading! With 24 years of classroom teaching experience under my belt, 11 of those spent overseas teaching ESL conversational English and writing, I have encountered a wide spectrum of students and cultures.
Individual tutoring in ESL during my years overseas was truly the norm as both young and old sought me out for private lessons. Starting with individual assessment and proceeding with area-specific lessons, my tutoring sessions are challenging yet fun and will produce not only competence in the subject matter, but also confidence in oneself.
A passion of mine is writing, and I myself am a writer having self-published two books. I have walked native English speakers and second-language learners successfully through the writing process. Many former students who have gone on to higher education have told me how very thankful they were for the writing skills I taught them, which brought them tremendous confidence and success in college. I believe in a holistic approach to teaching and learning all skills connected to English. As troublesome areas emerge with a student, I hone in on them and address them thoroughly from a variety of angles.
Having studied English literature at Northwestern University, received my M.Ed. from the University of Virginia and taught grades 8-12 in public, private, and cross-cultural school settings, I know the challenges that students face. My heart's desire is to help them reach their goals.
Currently, I am teaching ESL to adults at a local community college.
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