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I am new to the Seattle area and WyzAnt, and am excited to start tutoring here! I love both learning and teaching and my experiences have given me insight into the best ways to do both. I know every student is different and I know it can be challenging to find effective techniques. So, when I tutor, my goal is not only to teach the subject, but also help students find the learning methods that work for them.
I have ten years of private and volunteer tutoring experience, over four years of formal teaching experience and am certified as an ESL teacher. I enjoy teaching all ages and a wide variety of subjects, though reading and writing are my favorites. For me, teaching is not only a job, but is personally rewarding leading my students to academic and personal success. I keep classes relevant and challenging while monitoring progress to sustain motivation.
I ask for feedback often and use it to make sure the lessons are perfect for my students. Also, I will not bill you for a lesson if a student or parent is not 100 percent satisfied. Contact me and I'll set up a consultation lesson to help you or your child take the first step to seeing the improvement you've been looking for!
I taught K-6 ESL students in Korea for the past 2.5 years. We used a content-based curriculum - thus I have experience with all the subjects. I also volunteered as a tutor for elementary students when I was in high school and university.
Each student "gets" math with a different approach. I believe it's important to explain and demonstrate concepts in multiple ways in order to find the right approach. I love math and love breaking it down and empowering students by guiding them and showing them that they CAN do math.
I received my teaching certificate through the University of Cambridge and worked in public and private institutions in Korea for five years. I teach conversation, general English, business English, and children's English (including Phonics).
I taught phonics to ESL students, integrating natural and functional language, as well to make an immersion environment. I am knowledgeable in regards to both phonetic and sight-word methodologies. I am familiar with many different phonetic approaches, including vowel-first approaches, related sound approaches, blends, digraphs, etc.
Reading is the core of learning and I believe it's key to find texts that students are interested in and then build from there. I have experience working with students of all ages and helping them increase their motivation, comprehension and enjoyment of reading.
My background in language teaching includes 5 years of international experience, an ESL teaching certificate, and passing scores on all sections (reading, writing, speaking, listening) of the national Spanish (PRAXIS) teaching exam.
In my previous position, I made individualized study plans for my students. In order to do this I researched many aspects (time frame, memorization and analysis, learning style, subject matter) and used many different kinds of study techniques, including flash cards, reading/writing application, oral explanation, etc.
University of Louisville (Political Science)
Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00
Cancellation: 8 hours notice required
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Ashley will travel within 15 miles of Seattle, WA 98104.
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