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Hello future students,
Teaching is fun because it is very satisfying to help people improve their skills. English as a Second Language (ESL), writing, speaking/listening, reading, and interviewing skills are especially interesting to me, but I am proficient in many subjects. My teaching/tutoring background stems from teaching ESL in South Korea for four years ('94-'98) at a language school, a community college, and a university. Also, I taught intensive ESL classes at Bellevue College for one year before becoming an administrator and student advisor for international, F-1 visa students. I am also a private tennis instructor.
My education is as follows: Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology; Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Also, I have worked in many industries: education, health care, social service (mental health), and psychology research.
When I work with students, I really try to help students understand their goals. If goals are unclear, then we work together to make clear what needs to be accomplished. I work just as hard as my students and I do give homework. My style is direct but fair, I will honestly tell you and parents my opinion and recommendations or options. I respect all personal styles and I want to see people improve.
See you soon?
In South Korea I taught four years (one year in an institute or hagwon, one year at a university, and two years in a women's community college, teaching speaking & listening, reading, and writing). In Seattle area and at Bellevue College, I taught intensive ESL writing, reading, etc.
Through years of teaching ESL (overseas and locally) and internship preparation, I have coached many young professionals for job interviews and graduate oral examinations. I use practice, written scripts, and video examination.
In 1999 I was Assistant Coach at Everett High School. Before and after this job, I've taught children, teens, and adults one on one and in group lessons with and without my tennis ball machine. I have achieved USTA rating of 4.5 and have played on USTA leagues in the past.
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