I have tutored and taught on three continents and in five countries. I speak 12 languages, and am an expert in foreign language education, ESL, SAT prep, the mechanics of the English language, writing and composition. In addition, I am a seasoned teacher in Biology, Earth Science, Aviation, Geography/Social Studies/History and acculturation (US, UK, Japan, Germany, Austria, Italy). I am also a licensed pilot.
I have over twenty years experience, and have taught all ages and levels, having been employed in public schools, private schools, at The College of William and Mary's lower division, where I taught ESL, Stony Brook University (German 301/302), Oxford (ESL), and in corporate settings. I believe in facilitating the student, not teaching at her. The student retains that knowledge which he "owns", i.e., when he discovers it on his own. In foreign language/ESL I employ the total immersion approach, where the student becomes fluent and facile with the language in the shortest amount of time. My greatest reward is in transferring my enthusiasm for the material to my students. Learning is a collaborative effort and a great adventure!
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