The gift of learning is received at birth, and it is up to individuals to use that gift throughout life. Both students and teachers learn in the tutoring process. I chose to work with language students in order to be consistently engaged in this process. I became a teacher overseas, completed various levels of training, and obtained a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
I specialize in ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages), reading, language arts, linguistic principles as well as having co taught subjects such as US History, Civics, Pre-Algebra, and Earth Science. In addition, I have done SAT test preparation and Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) preparation as well as review for state school assessments. I have developed many effective study strategies for students from personal teaching reflection and using good teaching practices. I've had a variety of experiences that include teaching overseas, and have done intensive coaching for a variety of standardized assessments.
I believe all students can succeed with proper instruction and motivation. I think learning happens when it is purposeful, relevant to daily life, and engages students. It should teach not only knowledge but also critical thinking skills. I think learning is important to social and personal development, and I am pleased to be an educator,knowing I can help students grow in their personal and academic lives.
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