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University of Arizona (Asian studies)
University of Arizona (Master's)
I received my MA in TESL from the University of Arizona in 1977. I was an ESL instructor in an intensive EFL program in Tokyo from 1979 to 2005. I was the director of the program from 1988 to 2005. I returned to the USA in 2005. I have been teaching In ESL programs at colleges here since 2006. I also train teachers in seminars. I have tutored Reading/Critical thinking and Cognitive Development to public school children Pre-K thru 12.
I raised three children in a bilingual/multicultural setting in Japan. I have a passion for learning and cognitive development. Outside of teaching I enjoy travel, food, people, and books. I have traveled through Asia and Africa.
I am very knowledgeable in all the the skills necessary to develop English proficiency and confidence. I have taught all skills at all levels. I can explain and teach grammar clearly. I can improve your listening and speaking skills with strategies and practice. I can train your for test taking . I can develop good reading skills. I can teach development of essay writing and timed writing.
Whatever your needs for an English language tutor I can help you and encourage you. I have years of experience advising and teaching. I am sure you will find lessons beneficial and engaging. I received my MA in TESL from the University of Arizona in 1977. I was an ESL instructor in an intensive EFL program in Tokyo from 1979 to 2005. I was the director of the program from 1988 to 2005. I returned to the USA in 2005. I have been teaching In ESL programs at colleges here since 2006. I
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