UC Davis (Master's)
Last June, I graduated with a Master's in English from UC Davis, so I currently have two full years of teaching experience. As part of my funding package, I've been both a TA and an instructor with full autonomy of a classroom. As a TA, I had my own discussion sections, developed my own lesson plans for these sessions, and received evaluations that assessed my pedagogy. I was also an instructor of an undergraduate English class. It was an introduction to creative writing class. As such, I put together my own syllabus, reading list, and lesson plans for the entire quarter. I taught the very basics of writing--narrative, sentence flow, dialogue, character, etc.
Recently, I've taught a summer class for international students at the UC Davis Extension. The students were youths, ranging from 14 to 17, and they were from China, Vietnam, Slovenia, and Saudi Arabia. I taught my students a couple different topics, including American culture, communication skills, American idioms and expressions, and presentation skills. Sandy Montross, the program coordinator, asked me to help create a curriculum for the summer program. As a result, I've not only created my own lesson plans and syllabus, but I've also made the very first curriculum for the US English and Culture Program at UC Davis Extension. By the end of August, I will have my 150-hour TEFL certification from CIEE. I've also been a writing center tutor and a volunteer at an after-school program.
I have my CRLA level 1 certificate, which means I've been taught the rules of grammar. I will also have my TEFL certification within a month, so I'm learning the different ways of teaching ESL students. I also have experience teaching ESL students as well. To sum up, my experience includes: teaching ESL, knowing the grammar rules, teaching undergraduate English students, grading college level English essays, improving college level essays by working in a writing center, and creating syllabi and curriculum that fits the student's competency and goals.
I know English can be intimidating. But I have all the necessary tools and skills to get you where you want to be in the language and in writing. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to collaborate. Thank you for your time and consideration! Last June, I graduated with a Master's in English from UC Davis, so I currently have two full years of teaching experience. As part of my funding package, I've been both a TA and an instructor with full autonomy of a classroom. As a TA, I had my own discussion sections, developed my own lesson plans for these sessions, and received evaluations
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