Whether you are struggling with an assignment or simply want to improve your skills in writing
, you have come to the right place and I just might be of help to you!
Let me introduce myself. I am a graduate from the University of Washington holding degrees in Accounting and Philosophy. Yes, that’s right – accounting and philosophy. This might strike you as an odd combination, but believe me the two are more closely related than you might think. Both tend to deal with the realms of logic
, communication, critical thinking and the ability to deal with abstract objects and uncertainty, which makes them a perfect foundation for knowledge and lifelong learning.
Being very passionate about these subjects of study, I have completed both degrees with high honors (Cum Laude) and was awarded an Outstanding Graduating Student in Philosophy award in the summer of 2012. I have also earned the CELTA certificate granted by the University of Cambridge to teach English as a foreign language
My love for knowledge has not only lead me to excel
in these fields, but has also led me to the most rewarding and fulfilling activity – teaching. I have an extensive experience in tutoring diverse students of all ages and education backgrounds ranging from elementary school kids to graduate students. During my employment at the Odegaard Research and Writing Center and the Philosophy Department Writing Center at the University of Washington, I’ve had many opportunities to offer individual and group instructions in English composition, creative writing, public and oral presentations, research papers, dissertations, technical memos and reports, PowerPoint
presentations, graduate school applications, personal statements and pretty much everything else one can think of. Through these experiences, I’ve developed an ability to help students understand assignments and intricacies/expectations of a particular writing genre, provide students with grammar
tips and lessons, and suggest ways to improve writing by means of outlining, brainstorming and research. Moreover, I am able to implement a unique approach to each individual student so as to provide them with the best learning environment and have very good listening and interpersonal skills that make me an ideal tutor for students of all backgrounds.
I have worked extensively with ESL
students and have first-person understanding of challenges many English learners face in completing academic work in a non-native language
. To advance my ability to teach ESL, I have recently completed the intensive 4-week, 120-hours CELTA course at St. Giles International, San Francisco. As part of this certification, I have completed a total of six hours of intensive Cambridge-assessed teaching to a wide range of adult learners in a group setting (7-12 students), including both pre-intermediate and upper-intermediate language students, learned a variety of teaching methods, perfected classroom management and lesson-planning skills in a fast-paced environment. As part of my education, I have created and designed 7 individualized lesson plans aimed at developing the abilities related to Language (Vocabulary
), Grammar, Functions
, Listening, Speaking, and Writing sections of ESL. I have also conducted an in depth assessment of my students' learning needs and progress, and have experience developing individualized exercises targeted at helping the students focus on most problematic for them areas and subsequently grow. Moreover, having obtained a degree in Business
Administration and having worked in Accounting and Finance
industries for over five years, I am qualified to teach Business English to both working professionals and business students, and find this to be a very exciting opportunity for me to combine all of my skills into one.
Aside from this experience and tutoring ESL students at the University of Washington, I have also taught English classes for two months in Dharamshala, India.
With this said, I am very excited about the fact that you are taking the extra step to get better at whatever you are trying to get better at and would like to help you out as much as I can!
Thank you for reading this and hope to hear from you soon.