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Over the past few years I have had the privilege to evolve as an educator through extensive experience in a number of fields and environments. I have worked as an English language teacher in a small town in Costa Rica, a personalized tutor in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, as well as a classroom manager and after-school teacher in upper Harlem working through the world-renowned program Harlem Children's Zone. This past summer I worked as student-teacher at Columbia University’s Community English Program through their internationally recognized TESOL Certificate program. In the Columbia English Program I worked closely with adult students from a variety of cultural backgrounds including Japanese, as well as Brazilian and Israeli. Throughout these experiences I have implemented a comprehensive knowledge base of effective teaching strategies in my classrooms and have improved student success with proven test scores.
In each of these positions, I have advised students and colleagues alike while wearing a number of hats daily. At a children’s academy I closely attended to between thirty to forty students daily in a remarkably fast-paced efficient environment demanding enthusiasm, physical labor, as well as unyielding professionalism and respect. As a teacher and tutor, I continually make class period interesting and engaging for students and will cater to various behavioral and social challenges with this same respect, attentiveness, and care. I can attribute this approach to an inner passion for teaching that will lead to plentiful success of students.
As a recent recipient of a TESOL certificate from Columbia University, I have also implemented a vast network of pedagogical theory that has been advanced by collective studies over the past several centuries. Through this empirical knowledge, I have proved a successful motivator, goal-oriented leader, and impassioned teacher.
As a tutor through WyzAnt I commit this same empirical knowledge and effectiveness to learners, proving a critical leader and academic authority, as well as an extremely reliable and enthusiastic representative of the organization. I look forward to meeting you and your students to make the most profound difference in each of our lives. If interested in viewing further qualifications more thoroughly, you are more than welcome to request to view my resume. Your request for my services is highly appreciated. Progress and success are guaranteed.
I have been playing piano for 12 years and have over 8 years of classical training experience which involved extensive scale and arpeggio practice. Throughout my history as a pianist I have memorized and performed a number of pieces to large audiences, including weddings and recitals. As a piano teacher, I have taught several students between the ages of 7 and 12 as a substitute for my mother, a piano teacher in the suburbs of Glenside. Through this upbringing, as well as my own training as a student, I have developed a certain strength that I continue to use for beginners and intermediate students of all ages.
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