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University of Pittsburgh (English Writing)
The majority of my teaching experience is in teaching English as a Second Language. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine, I taught English to hundreds of children and a handful of adults. I taught in the classroom, small groups, and one-on-one. Many of my students made great progress while working with me.
I focus on using communicative activities to improve my students' speaking abilities, but I can also teach writing, grammar, and pronunciation. I do my best to make my lessons creative and enjoyable, because learning a language should be fun!
I am also very qualified to teach writing. I was a reporter for the Cortland Standard, a daily newspaper in Central New York, and a freelance writer for Pitt Magazine. In 2008 I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and Communication.
I am an experienced writer who can teach students of all ages the fundamentals of writing. I possess superb writing skills and the ability to proofread for grammar, spelling, syntax and sentence structure. As a writing coach, I can assist young people of all ages to improve their performances in writing school papers. But I will never write their papers for them. I will drive them to think of new ways to approach writing and show them how to improve their writing one sentence at a time. The majority of my teaching experience is in teaching English as a Second Language. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine, I taught English to hundreds of children and a handful of adults. I taught in the classroom, small groups,
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I have coached two basketball teams for the Conshohocken Fellowship House Basketball League. I have also worked with young basketball players in an after-school basketball program in Ukraine. I play basketball regularly, and I'm a great fan of the sport. I hope to share my knowledge with other fans and players.
I taught English as a Foreign Language from 2010 to 2013 as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine.
I taught 5th-11th grade at my school, and I also taught adult beginners in evening classes. Students of all ages made marked improvements by working with me, especially the most motivated ones. I often tutored students one-on-one or in small groups to prepare them for English competitions or tests.
I was trained to teach in the communicative method, an interactive approach that involves dialogues, games, and other methods that simulate real life experiences. I mastered these methods well enough that I was able to organize and lead a successful teacher training seminar for local English teachers.
Prior to teaching in Ukraine, I taught an English conversation class as a volunteer at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. I also tutored two Korean students in ESL at the Covenant Love Community School in Dryden, NY.