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I have always wanted to be a teacher in some form or another. I believe this has stemmed from my unquenchable curiosity about the world around me. I want to pass that down to the students I teach every single day. I am certified in the State of Virginia in ESOL (K-12) and Social Studies (6-12). I have taught formally over six years. Six of those years were in South Korea at two different universities, a high school and a middle school. Currently, I am teaching ESL in elementary school here in Virginia. I have my Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Anthropology. Finally, I am a foreign language enthusiast and have studied German, Korean and Spanish.
I specialize in tutoring English as a Second Language, TOEFL, IELTS, History, Social Studies and elementary subjects. My goal is to engage and challenge my students. I believe in having high expectations. Students live up to the expectations you set for them. I want my students to believe they are capable of mastering the subject. I assign homework to ensure mastery of the areas students are struggling with. I will also provide progress reports to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses.
As I have high expectations for my students, I have the same for myself. I desire feedback to inform my instruction. If you are not completely satisfied, I will not bill the parent or student.
I am flexible with my time, but I do ask for 24 hours for cancellation. I offer makeup classes.
I am excited to offer my services, and I look forward to helping you excel in your studies!
I majored in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I took many different courses in the subfields of anthropology (cultural, physical and archaeology). I maintained a GPA over 3.0 in Anthropology.
I majored in anthropology with a focus in archaeology at the University of North Carolina (GPA 3.0). I attended a field school in Lammanai, Belize in June 2004. Archaeology is one of my biggest passions, and I would love to spread the knowledge of this field to my students.
I am currently teaching English as a Second Language at an elementary school. As an ESL teacher, I assist my learners with their language arts work and math. I also teach science and social studies lessons to supplement what my students are learning in the classroom. I have full knowledge of the elementary school curriculum. Finally, I have plenty of supplementary resources to help students who are having difficulties.
I am currently teaching in an elementary school. I teach ESL to students from K-5. Part of my job is to support students in areas they are struggling, including math. I have been able to assist some of my students with this. I am excited to use the resources at my disposal to help students with math.
I am a certified ESL (K-12) teacher in the State of Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. I currently teach ESL in the Spotsylvania County Public School system. I hold an MA in TESOL from the University of Birmingham (UK) with Merit (3.3 GPA). I taught EFL in South Korea for five years at two different universities, a high school and a middle school. I also have extensive tutoring experience in ESL.
As a teacher of English for the past seven years, I often have found ways to integrate grammar instruction into my classes. Being able to articulate oneself in a concise and accurate fashion is critical to securing employment. One of the major areas I focused on during my MA studies was Grammar Pedagogy or the role of grammar in English instruction. I believe grammar should be taught contextually through reading, speaking and writing. It should not be taught in isolation.
As an ESL teacher at an elementary school, phonics and phonemic awareness is primarily what I teach for my K-1 students. Throughout my year of teaching, I have seen students master the alphabet and blend words independently. I have many resources that enable my students to excel in phonics. I use data to pinpoint where my student is, and then I teach sounds and high frequency words to aid with decoding. By improving decoding and high frequency word knowledge, students transition from the learning to read stage to the reading to learn stage.
I have taught ESL for the past six years. Five of those years I taught in South Korea. As part of my instruction, I taught my students reading strategies so they could become independent readers. I strongly believe in extensive reading, and promoting a love of reading in every student I teach. With my elementary school students, I take my students through phonics, phonemic awareness activities and reading strategies ranging from beginning to advanced. I support and supplement what my students are learning in the classroom.
I am an ESL teacher at elementary school teacher in the State of Virginia. One of my primary objectives is to prepare my students for their SOLs. I provide supplementary materials to meet my students at their ability level. I teach the content that will be assessed on the SOLs.
I am an ESOL teacher at an elementary school. Part of my responsibilities are enabling students to succeed in their mainstream classrooms. Many of my students come in disorganized and lacking an efficient study system. I setup classroom routines and procedures that ensure my students have all of the tools necessary to complete their assignments in a timely and organized fashion.
Great Communication Skills and Very Knowledgeable about the Subject. — We have just recently started working with Lyndon. My son's tutoring needs are a little different than most considering he is in high school, yet on an elementary grade reading level. I am very pleased with Lyndon's services so far. My son looks forward to his tutoring sessions and is excited to improve his reading skills. Lyndon is a great motivator, very professional and friendly. I look fo ...
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