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Syracuse University (History of Art)
University of Bridgeport (Graduate Coursework)
City University of New York, Hunter College School of Education (Graduate Coursework)
I am a highly experienced ESL, Italian and writing teacher, with past success teaching middle school, high school, and adult learners. My expertise in English as a Second Language includes teaching speaking, grammar, writing, reading and accent reduction for all ages. My strength in teaching English to non-native speakers is driven by my friendly, yet goal-oriented, approach which addresses key student issues of anxiety and nervousness about speaking in a foreign language. As a fluent Italian teacher, I understand how to best guide students in this beautiful language with ease and confidence. Not only do I teach through conversation, but I emphasize grammar and Italian writing throughout the learning process. Working to acquire fluency engages and motivates my students to go beyond their expectations. My English writing instruction includes a step-by-step approach ranging from brainstorming topics to outlining structure of essays to rough draft and final editing. Using this method, I am able to draw out student ideas and knowledge in a way that is both nurturing and goal-oriented. My students leave each session with a tangible product that contributes to the final writing assignment and leaves them feeling more confident and motivated.
I have been teaching ESL for 10 years and have helped over 150 students to improve their English significantly. My work in Italian instruction includes teaching high school and college learners the fundamentals of grammar, conversation and writing over the past 20 years. My expertise in writing instruction covers middle school through adult education from 2000 to the present.
I take great pride in my unique ability to create a warm and welcoming tone in my lessons, which enables my students to overcome their inhibitions and progress quickly toward their goals. I am a highly experienced ESL, Italian and writing teacher, with past success teaching middle school, high school, and adult learners. My expertise in Read more
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It's a special skill to be able to teach - but to adapt those skills to the attention span of a 4 year old - is an entirely different level of expertise, one that Jane possesses. Jane has been teaching our son Italian for only a short period of time and we already have seen a distinct shift in his willingness to try to speak the language and incorporate it into his day to day. The day I walked into the door from work and he greeted me with a proud "Ciao!" I was so excited. We recommend her highly especially for working with children.
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I teach ESL lessons through Adult Education of Stamford, CT. I am certified by the CT State Board of Education to teach Non English Speaking Adults. I have tutored Non English Speaking adults from diverse cultures, from Japanese to Brazilians.
I tutor all levels of English: Basic Beginning., Intermediate and Advanced.
I learned to speak Italian while living in Florence as a college student. For the past several years, I have tutored High School students, college students and a young child. Recently I tutored a native Italian in English, which I am certified to teach to adults. I have traveled extensively in Italy. I love the language, the people and the culture. My students are appreciative of my lessons and they have all progressed immensely in the study of Italian at all levels.
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