Although my degrees are in Social Work, I was lured to this field by the firm belief that all students can be successful. I started in high school and college as an after school tutor to both children and adults in the topics of ESL and Elementary Education subjects. I have worked with people from so many different countries in helping learn the challenges of the English Language. I even spent 3 years in the country of Japan where I was able to combine all my loves of teaching, English to foreign students, helping them with college searches, college prep and taught a debate class to Japanese students.
I have also worked independently in the states at guiding college juniors through the maze of college applications and prep. The work I have done is teaching the students how to call the universities they were interested in, how to tailor a stand out application and discuss possible interview questions from admissions advisors. In part, I have also helped them prepare strong questions to pose in an open forum with groups of prospective students as a way of helping them stand out. I have also helped many students increase their PSAT and SAT scores through a rigorous training of helping their minds eliminate the answers which are obviously incorrect and to help decipher the code of what are mostly easy questions in disguise.
With this also comes the importance of teaching to public speak without fear and how to sound confident when public speaking. As an individual who was once afraid of public speaking, I take this work very seriously. After beating my fear I have been able to present college papers at Penn State, debate at the University of Maryland and give lectures to help school teachers with their teaching skills in Japan.
I currently substitute elementary school students and special needs children since learning is my first love.
I believe every individual is able to exceed their own possibilities.
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