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University of Michigan (Sociology)
San Francisco State University (Master's)
I have experience teaching oral skills and tutoring in reading, writing, and study skills, and enjoy supporting people in reaching their goals.
I am currently an instructor at San Francisco State's American Language Institute. Previously, while pursuing my graduate studies in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL) at San Francisco State University, I tutored at SFSU’s Learning Assistance Center, working with native and multilingual students enrolled in primarily grammar and composition courses, and participated in weekly training workshops for English composition and grammar tutors. I also served as a teaching assistant in a beginning composition class.
I have also been a Conversation Group Leader for the American Language Institute (ALI) at SFSU, meeting weekly with four students for informal English conversation, and volunteered as a classroom assistant and tutor at Sequoia Adult School in Redwood City in ESL classroom.
My tutoring sessions are lively and include elements of speaking, writing, listening and reading, as appropriate for each student. I have experience teaching oral skills and tutoring in reading, writing, and study skills, and enjoy supporting people in reaching their goals.
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I have a Masters in English with a focus in TESOL from San Francisco State University, where I currently teach international students at the American Language Institute. I have taught classes in oral skills, classes in reading and writing, and grammar classes.
I have also tutored at SFSU’s Learning Assistance Center, working with native and multilingual students enrolled in primarily grammar and composition courses.
I have tutored students both at San Francisco State's Learning Assistance Center and privately in English grammar. I enjoy helping people figure out the rules and understand them in a way that they don't have to do a lot of memorization!
For the past several years, I have been teaching international students who are preparing to attend American universities. I have taught oral skills, reading, writing, and grammar. I have helped students develop the skills necessary to be successful on the TOEFL exam and to be successful in college.
For the past few years, I have been teaching writing skills to international students preparing to enter American universities. in addition, I have tutored working professionals interested in improving their written and oral business communications. I have also helped student practice the writing skills required on the TOEFL exam.
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