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Certified AP/IB/IGCSE/ACT/SAT Adjunct English Professor

Certified AP/IB/IGCSE/ACT/SAT Adjunct English Professor

$45/hour

  • 58 hours tutoring

About Thomas


Bio

Hello, my name is Tom!

I am an adjunct professor and certified teacher with the Florida Department of Education, AP College Board in Literature, College Board AP Language and Composition - currently teaching literature at Bishop Moore High School. My online lessons are personalized to help students reach their full potential in the shortest amount of time through independent practice, modeling, and recall. I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for...

Hello, my name is Tom!

I am an adjunct professor and certified teacher with the Florida Department of Education, AP College Board in Literature, College Board AP Language and Composition - currently teaching literature at Bishop Moore High School. My online lessons are personalized to help students reach their full potential in the shortest amount of time through independent practice, modeling, and recall. I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. Classes place awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to their English-speaking, reading, and writing environment. We discuss goals to determine interest, learning style, and objectives - together creating a lesson plan designed for the individual student. Every lesson is guaranteed!

Doctor of Education Candidate, Special Education, at University of Phoenix and Boston University specializing in English literature, Curriculum and Instruction.


Education

(Post-Bac) University of Phoenix
English Literature
(Post-Bac) University of Phoenix
MEd
(B. A.) Arizona State University
Masters

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I am an accomplished business and real estate executive, speaker, and author with a flair for transforming organizational go-to-market strategies as well as outperforming sales goals for leading companies, Coldwell Banker Realogy, Songer Team. Currently, I provide consulting services to executives, organizations, and educational institutions on building and sustaining success. As a collaborative team builder, I inspire all stakeholders and champion diversity, delivering results for customers, colleagues, and community stakeholders. Additionally, my life-long passion has been serving marginalized populations to thrive by sharing my expertise regarding business, financial, and real estate investments. I transformed teams, recruited talent for platforms, training and presenting to diverse populations of college students and young professionals, nationally. • Strategic Vision and Revenue Growth. I am known for setting an organizational vision and executing on related strategic business plans that drive revenue and market growth by applying my extensive real estate “know-how” and business acumen. • Business Development and Customer Relations. Throughout my career, I have held a consistent track record of identifying obscure opportunities, acquiring targeted new client accounts, and expanding business. I serve as a trusted client advisor and advocate, who cultivates lasting and productive relationships through my dedication to customer success with top tier customers • Leadership Effectiveness | Talent Management. As a sales leader, I assess, craft, and execute initiatives, including understanding culture, developing organizations/talent, and standardizing processes. I pride myself on applying clear, direct communication with well-defined expectations and metrics while empowering high-performing teams. Furthermore, I am dedicated to developing our next generation of leaders to thrive not only to survive.
Career Development,

Career Development

I am not just a great writer; I have reviewed tens of thousands of resumes throughout my career, while working in a hiring capacity, and have hired (and not hired!) thousands of individuals. Without a doubt, I know *exactly* what it takes to get you noticed. Most recently, I have been working as a Consultant for an education firm in HR processes and procedures. I also work as a career coach/resume writer and have written/re-written hundreds of resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and bios. In addition, I help job seekers prepare for job interviews by running them through an actual job interview and providing extensive feedback. My extensive HR/business background, combined with my exceptional writing skills, has delivered high levels of success to thousands of clients. I have my first book launching soon...stay tuned! Specialties: Resume Writing, Linkedin Profiles, Job Search Strategies, Interview Coach, Career Planning, Career Management, Career Coaching and Consulting, HR Consulting
Project Management,

Project Management

A project management professional with over 10 years of experience in the real estate, construction and mortgage industry. Over the years I have developed the ability to see the big picture while maintaining a focus on details in order to facilitate operations for optimal productivity. Heavy emphasis on client relations focusing on building positive relationships with a wide range of clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and other key business partners.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I help TECH sales people present with WINNING Confidence, Clarity & Conclusions using my ´Talk Template´ To date, I’ve trained 1,000’s of people across 15+ nations during my proprietary 1 Day Workshop to develop the ‘Ancient Art’ of Public Speaking & Presenting with many participants experiencing outstanding improvements and more importantly, better business results! - #1 Real Estate Salesperson 2004-2009 with 30 years of experience.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I am an accomplished business and real estate executive, speaker, and author with a flair for transforming organizational go-to-market strategies as well as outperforming sales goals for leading companies, Coldwell Banker Realogy, Songer Team. Currently, I provide consulting services to executives, organizations, and educational institutions on building and sustaining success. As a collaborative team builder, I inspire all stakeholders and champion diversity, delivering results for customers, colleagues, and community stakeholders. Additionally, my life-long passion has been serving marginalized populations to thrive by sharing my expertise regarding business, financial, and real estate investments. I transformed teams, recruited talent for platforms, training and presenting to diverse populations of college students and young professionals, nationally. • Strategic Vision and Revenue Growth. I am known for setting an organizational vision and executing on related strategic business plans that drive revenue and market growth by applying my extensive real estate “know-how” and business acumen. • Business Development and Customer Relations. Throughout my career, I have held a consistent track record of identifying obscure opportunities, acquiring targeted new client accounts, and expanding business. I serve as a trusted client advisor and advocate, who cultivates lasting and productive relationships through my dedication to customer success with top tier customers • Leadership Effectiveness | Talent Management. As a sales leader, I assess, craft, and execute initiatives, including understanding culture, developing organizations/talent, and standardizing processes. I pride myself on applying clear, direct communication with well-defined expectations and metrics while empowering high-performing teams. Furthermore, I am dedicated to developing our next generation of leaders to thrive not only to survive.
Career Development,

Career Development

I am not just a great writer; I have reviewed tens of thousands of resumes throughout my career, while working in a hiring capacity, and have hired (and not hired!) thousands of individuals. Without a doubt, I know *exactly* what it takes to get you noticed. Most recently, I have been working as a Consultant for an education firm in HR processes and procedures. I also work as a career coach/resume writer and have written/re-written hundreds of resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and bios. In addition, I help job seekers prepare for job interviews by running them through an actual job interview and providing extensive feedback. My extensive HR/business background, combined with my exceptional writing skills, has delivered high levels of success to thousands of clients. I have my first book launching soon...stay tuned! Specialties: Resume Writing, Linkedin Profiles, Job Search Strategies, Interview Coach, Career Planning, Career Management, Career Coaching and Consulting, HR Consulting
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Take a lesson with a native English speaker! I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. CLASSROOM/LESSONS - Pronunciation techniques and tips - Independent practice for the workplace - Quizzes, textbooks, videos, and computer lessons - Basic communication with real-life interactions - Personalized Google Doc - Instant feedback! Classes place awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to their English-speaking environment. STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS We discuss goals to determine interest, learning style, and objectives - together creating a lesson plan designed for the individual student. TECHNOLOGY Combination with TakeLessons Classroom and eLearning with Zoom
Grammar,

Grammar

Grades 6-12 certified teacher experienced in urban education, at-risk youth education, SEL, Title 1, and project/competency-based learning. Looking to finds avenues to lead and serve others within the field of education. Are you struggling with English? If you find it difficult to express yourself clearly in English, and not improving ….. then it is time make a change. My name is Tom. I am from Orlando Florida USA I have been teaching for more than 10 years. If you are reading this it is because you have understood the importance of improving your grammar. One lesson with me and you will take a placement test that will help you identify your weaknesses and know precisely what to work on next. Then even if you don't take any further lessons with me, you will still have a good idea of what you will need to do to improve.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I help writers and authors with proofreading so their book can make money and they can feel ready and confident for publishing. In my later years in college and afterward, friends and graduates would come to me to proofread their papers. I've proofread dozens of works and enjoyed it all the way. I decided later, why not make this a business? This way I can spend more of my time helping authors give their best work to the world. Readers will give more money towards a well-published book. There is nothing like peer reviews, right? Here are some examples of what people are saying about my work - words for which I am totally grateful.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I help TECH sales people present with WINNING Confidence, Clarity & Conclusions using my ´Talk Template´ To date, I’ve trained 1,000’s of people across 15+ nations during my proprietary 1 Day Workshop to develop the ‘Ancient Art’ of Public Speaking & Presenting with many participants experiencing outstanding improvements and more importantly, better business results! - #1 Real Estate Salesperson 2004-2009 with 30 years of experience.

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. Particularly in subjects such as college remediation rates have been high. Long time member Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) providing parents, educators, policymakers, journalists, and others easy access to the actual standards, as well as supporting information and resources. Certified Florida Department Education Certified AP College Board Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Masters in Education Curriculum Instruction
Grammar,

Grammar

Grades 6-12 certified teacher experienced in urban education, at-risk youth education, SEL, Title 1, and project/competency-based learning. Looking to finds avenues to lead and serve others within the field of education. Are you struggling with English? If you find it difficult to express yourself clearly in English, and not improving ….. then it is time make a change. My name is Tom. I am from Orlando Florida USA I have been teaching for more than 10 years. If you are reading this it is because you have understood the importance of improving your grammar. One lesson with me and you will take a placement test that will help you identify your weaknesses and know precisely what to work on next. Then even if you don't take any further lessons with me, you will still have a good idea of what you will need to do to improve.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

Doctoral candidate and homeschool teacher designing curriculum and professional development tools and plans for teachers, parents, and school districts. We use a variety of teaching and research techniques to generate curriculum and create education programs It is extremely important for teachers and parents to learn about the curriculum as it plays a key role in developing, implementing, assessing, modifying, and shaping the school and the student's development in the coming years. An evidenced-based curriculum acts as a road map for teachers and students to follow on the path to academic success. I'm also a seasoned educator and English literature is my passion and teaching has been a gift.
Phonics,

Phonics

Systematic teaching of phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation We have fun in my class by using activities such as Medical terminology bingo which accomplishes these learning objectives: Students will be able to identify and pronounce combining forms used in medical terminology Students have the opportunity to see and write combining forms correctly To play medical terminology bingo, you can provide each student with a packet of medical terms, abbreviations, and forms. Based on these terms, learners will need to fill out their bingo cards. In the process, they will review and write out terminology even before the game begins. During the game, the teacher will call each term out loud. This allows students to hear the correct pronunciation of each medical term as they mark off their bingo cards. Continuing the game until everyone’s card is completed enables the class to review a maximum number of medical words. Bingo is an effective review game that promotes reading, writing, and listening skills to help students memorize even the most confusing medical terminology. Since the lesson plans are freely available and highly adaptable, you can use this game to suit the specific vocabulary you need to review in your course. rs
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Take a lesson with a native English speaker! I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. CLASSROOM/LESSONS - Pronunciation techniques and tips - Independent practice for the workplace - Quizzes, textbooks, videos, and computer lessons - Basic communication with real-life interactions - Personalized Google Doc - Instant feedback! Classes place awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to their English-speaking environment. STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS We discuss goals to determine interest, learning style, and objectives - together creating a lesson plan designed for the individual student. TECHNOLOGY Combination with TakeLessons Classroom and eLearning with Zoom
Grammar,

Grammar

Grades 6-12 certified teacher experienced in urban education, at-risk youth education, SEL, Title 1, and project/competency-based learning. Looking to finds avenues to lead and serve others within the field of education. Are you struggling with English? If you find it difficult to express yourself clearly in English, and not improving ….. then it is time make a change. My name is Tom. I am from Orlando Florida USA I have been teaching for more than 10 years. If you are reading this it is because you have understood the importance of improving your grammar. One lesson with me and you will take a placement test that will help you identify your weaknesses and know precisely what to work on next. Then even if you don't take any further lessons with me, you will still have a good idea of what you will need to do to improve.
IELTS,

IELTS

Past IELTS examiner Together, Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment English – the organization that produces IELTS – bring you Official Cambridge IELTS preparation material. We are experts in the IELTS test and all our material is validated by the team who produce the real test, so you can be confident our students will be fully prepared for test day. Our authentic practice tests are written by the same team that writes the real test and are perfect for developing exam techniques. But there's much more you can do with practice tests. Our Practice Makes Perfect website has classroom ideas and lesson plans to help you get the most out of practice tests. Let us help you pass the exam!
Literature,

Literature

Tom is a renowned educator and writer. His poetic work has appeared in literary teachings and journals around the world His writings regarding pedagogy and education have appeared in multiple professional journals. He holds an M.Ed CI in English Literature from University of Phoenix and Boston University. His books are available through all mainstream sellers
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I help writers and authors with proofreading so their book can make money and they can feel ready and confident for publishing. In my later years in college and afterward, friends and graduates would come to me to proofread their papers. I've proofread dozens of works and enjoyed it all the way. I decided later, why not make this a business? This way I can spend more of my time helping authors give their best work to the world. Readers will give more money towards a well-published book. There is nothing like peer reviews, right? Here are some examples of what people are saying about my work - words for which I am totally grateful.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I help TECH sales people present with WINNING Confidence, Clarity & Conclusions using my ´Talk Template´ To date, I’ve trained 1,000’s of people across 15+ nations during my proprietary 1 Day Workshop to develop the ‘Ancient Art’ of Public Speaking & Presenting with many participants experiencing outstanding improvements and more importantly, better business results! - #1 Real Estate Salesperson 2004-2009 with 30 years of experience.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

Hi there, welcome to my profile! My name is Tom and I am from Orlando Florida USA! I am a certified English and TOEFL teacher. I welcome all students from any linguistic background. I offer a wide range of lessons including conversation, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary. Please feel free to message me. I look forward to meeting you. (Please message me beforehand if you would like to book lessons for your child or if you are a beginner learner) Born & Raised American with (8) Years of Experience Free Class Recording Pass! Writing - Conversation English - Enhance your skills! Accent & Pronunciation - Reduce your accent! FREE advice during the lesson course!
Writing,

Writing

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Take a lesson with a native English speaker! I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. My teaching style is relaxed, offers a project-based curriculum, tailored to best fit the student's needs and schedule when possible. As a certified English teacher in curriculum and instruction, I ensure all my lessons are personalized for each student. Previously an elementary and post-secondary teacher, my concentration was helping students reach their full potential in the shortest amount of time. Meanwhile allowing online forums allow the students to relax and take in all the information through independent practice, modeling, and recall. ESL/ELL AP/ACT/SAT STUDENTS It's imperative that the student understands phonics as well as the parts of speech, i.e., syntax, tone, diction, use of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections, etc. As an English teacher, I develop an individual curriculum for all my students. I take pride in providing my students a project-based learning experience each lesson so that my students take on an active role in all my classes. Students receive a step-by-step lesson plan or book with each lesson The study focuses on a specific aspect of language use, e.g., life skills, literacy, or vocational and workplace English competencies. Both approaches involve teaching students basic English skills, such as listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Lessons are based on the Common Core State Standards CLASSROOM/LESSONS - Pronunciation techniques and tips - Independent practice for the workplace
Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Take a lesson with a native English speaker! I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. CLASSROOM/LESSONS - Pronunciation techniques and tips - Independent practice for the workplace - Quizzes, textbooks, videos, and computer lessons - Basic communication with real-life interactions - Personalized Google Doc - Instant feedback! Classes place awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to their English-speaking environment. STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS We discuss goals to determine interest, learning style, and objectives - together creating a lesson plan designed for the individual student. TECHNOLOGY Combination with TakeLessons Classroom and eLearning with Zoom
Writing

Writing

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Take a lesson with a native English speaker! I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. My teaching style is relaxed, offers a project-based curriculum, tailored to best fit the student's needs and schedule when possible. As a certified English teacher in curriculum and instruction, I ensure all my lessons are personalized for each student. Previously an elementary and post-secondary teacher, my concentration was helping students reach their full potential in the shortest amount of time. Meanwhile allowing online forums allow the students to relax and take in all the information through independent practice, modeling, and recall. ESL/ELL AP/ACT/SAT STUDENTS It's imperative that the student understands phonics as well as the parts of speech, i.e., syntax, tone, diction, use of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections, etc. As an English teacher, I develop an individual curriculum for all my students. I take pride in providing my students a project-based learning experience each lesson so that my students take on an active role in all my classes. Students receive a step-by-step lesson plan or book with each lesson The study focuses on a specific aspect of language use, e.g., life skills, literacy, or vocational and workplace English competencies. Both approaches involve teaching students basic English skills, such as listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Lessons are based on the Common Core State Standards CLASSROOM/LESSONS - Pronunciation techniques and tips - Independent practice for the workplace

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Take a lesson with a native English speaker! I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. CLASSROOM/LESSONS - Pronunciation techniques and tips - Independent practice for the workplace - Quizzes, textbooks, videos, and computer lessons - Basic communication with real-life interactions - Personalized Google Doc - Instant feedback! Classes place awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to their English-speaking environment. STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS We discuss goals to determine interest, learning style, and objectives - together creating a lesson plan designed for the individual student. TECHNOLOGY Combination with TakeLessons Classroom and eLearning with Zoom
IELTS,

IELTS

Past IELTS examiner Together, Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment English – the organization that produces IELTS – bring you Official Cambridge IELTS preparation material. We are experts in the IELTS test and all our material is validated by the team who produce the real test, so you can be confident our students will be fully prepared for test day. Our authentic practice tests are written by the same team that writes the real test and are perfect for developing exam techniques. But there's much more you can do with practice tests. Our Practice Makes Perfect website has classroom ideas and lesson plans to help you get the most out of practice tests. Let us help you pass the exam!
TOEFL

TOEFL

Hi there, welcome to my profile! My name is Tom and I am from Orlando Florida USA! I am a certified English and TOEFL teacher. I welcome all students from any linguistic background. I offer a wide range of lessons including conversation, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary. Please feel free to message me. I look forward to meeting you. (Please message me beforehand if you would like to book lessons for your child or if you are a beginner learner) Born & Raised American with (8) Years of Experience Free Class Recording Pass! Writing - Conversation English - Enhance your skills! Accent & Pronunciation - Reduce your accent! FREE advice during the lesson course!

Most Popular

English,

English

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Take a lesson with a native English speaker! I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. CLASSROOM/LESSONS - Pronunciation techniques and tips - Independent practice for the workplace - Quizzes, textbooks, videos, and computer lessons - Basic communication with real-life interactions - Personalized Google Doc - Instant feedback! Classes place awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to their English-speaking environment. STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS We discuss goals to determine interest, learning style, and objectives - together creating a lesson plan designed for the individual student. TECHNOLOGY Combination with TakeLessons Classroom and eLearning with Zoom
Writing

Writing

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Take a lesson with a native English speaker! I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. My teaching style is relaxed, offers a project-based curriculum, tailored to best fit the student's needs and schedule when possible. As a certified English teacher in curriculum and instruction, I ensure all my lessons are personalized for each student. Previously an elementary and post-secondary teacher, my concentration was helping students reach their full potential in the shortest amount of time. Meanwhile allowing online forums allow the students to relax and take in all the information through independent practice, modeling, and recall. ESL/ELL AP/ACT/SAT STUDENTS It's imperative that the student understands phonics as well as the parts of speech, i.e., syntax, tone, diction, use of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections, etc. As an English teacher, I develop an individual curriculum for all my students. I take pride in providing my students a project-based learning experience each lesson so that my students take on an active role in all my classes. Students receive a step-by-step lesson plan or book with each lesson The study focuses on a specific aspect of language use, e.g., life skills, literacy, or vocational and workplace English competencies. Both approaches involve teaching students basic English skills, such as listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Lessons are based on the Common Core State Standards CLASSROOM/LESSONS - Pronunciation techniques and tips - Independent practice for the workplace

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

My truest passion lies in helping individuals. I have been fortunate to work in both secondary and post secondary roles. My goals have been to provide direct assistance to those in need. In life my purpose is to make a positive difference in someone's life, each and every day. My experience has afforded me the opportunity to keep doing that through a variety roles. Recently (July 2019) I was given the opportunity to transition roles from a position I adored (School Counselor) to a new position that allows me to further in my desire of helping students prepare for their post secondary aspirations and purpose with an outstanding organization within the Cedar Falls School District, the Center for Advance Professional Studies (CAPS) Regardless of my role, my motivation has not changed. I will continue to strive to help every young adult identify their passion and connect it to a post secondary intention that puts them in a position to be not only successful in life but a contributing member to society. Today more than ever, our young adults need purpose instilled in to every decision they make, especially their post secondary decisions. Demonstrated ability to lead and guide high school students through every facet of college planning from self-assessment to college acceptance. Proven mastery of ACT/SAT instructing. Trained in the Track It! comprehensive college planning curriculum and delivery model. Educational Consultant, College Planner, Co-OwnerEducational Consultant, College Planner, Co-Owner Mar 2013 - Present · 9 yrsMar 2013 - Present · 9 yrs Orlando, FL Administrator, Admission Director, and School CounselorAdministrator, Admission Director, and School Counselor Aug 2011 - Mar 2013 · 1 yr 8 mosAug 2011 - Mar 2013 · 1 yr 8 mos Orlando, FL Teacher Bishop Moore High School Present Orlando, FL
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Take a lesson with a native English speaker! I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. CLASSROOM/LESSONS - Pronunciation techniques and tips - Independent practice for the workplace - Quizzes, textbooks, videos, and computer lessons - Basic communication with real-life interactions - Personalized Google Doc - Instant feedback! Classes place awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to their English-speaking environment. STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS We discuss goals to determine interest, learning style, and objectives - together creating a lesson plan designed for the individual student. TECHNOLOGY Combination with TakeLessons Classroom and eLearning with Zoom

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

Systematic teaching of phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation We have fun in my class by using activities such as Medical terminology bingo which accomplishes these learning objectives: Students will be able to identify and pronounce combining forms used in medical terminology Students have the opportunity to see and write combining forms correctly To play medical terminology bingo, you can provide each student with a packet of medical terms, abbreviations, and forms. Based on these terms, learners will need to fill out their bingo cards. In the process, they will review and write out terminology even before the game begins. During the game, the teacher will call each term out loud. This allows students to hear the correct pronunciation of each medical term as they mark off their bingo cards. Continuing the game until everyone’s card is completed enables the class to review a maximum number of medical words. Bingo is an effective review game that promotes reading, writing, and listening skills to help students memorize even the most confusing medical terminology. Since the lesson plans are freely available and highly adaptable, you can use this game to suit the specific vocabulary you need to review in your course. rs

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Take a lesson with a native English speaker! I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. CLASSROOM/LESSONS - Pronunciation techniques and tips - Independent practice for the workplace - Quizzes, textbooks, videos, and computer lessons - Basic communication with real-life interactions - Personalized Google Doc - Instant feedback! Classes place awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to their English-speaking environment. STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS We discuss goals to determine interest, learning style, and objectives - together creating a lesson plan designed for the individual student. TECHNOLOGY Combination with TakeLessons Classroom and eLearning with Zoom
Writing,

Writing

Certified Florida OCPS Teacher Certified AP Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Take a lesson with a native English speaker! I help dedicated students and professionals improve their communication skills for every occasion. I provide the experience and encouragement needed, by assisting students in the advancement of their studies, careers, travels, or just for the fun of it. My teaching style is relaxed, offers a project-based curriculum, tailored to best fit the student's needs and schedule when possible. As a certified English teacher in curriculum and instruction, I ensure all my lessons are personalized for each student. Previously an elementary and post-secondary teacher, my concentration was helping students reach their full potential in the shortest amount of time. Meanwhile allowing online forums allow the students to relax and take in all the information through independent practice, modeling, and recall. ESL/ELL AP/ACT/SAT STUDENTS It's imperative that the student understands phonics as well as the parts of speech, i.e., syntax, tone, diction, use of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections, etc. As an English teacher, I develop an individual curriculum for all my students. I take pride in providing my students a project-based learning experience each lesson so that my students take on an active role in all my classes. Students receive a step-by-step lesson plan or book with each lesson The study focuses on a specific aspect of language use, e.g., life skills, literacy, or vocational and workplace English competencies. Both approaches involve teaching students basic English skills, such as listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Lessons are based on the Common Core State Standards CLASSROOM/LESSONS - Pronunciation techniques and tips - Independent practice for the workplace
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Career Development,

Career Development

I am not just a great writer; I have reviewed tens of thousands of resumes throughout my career, while working in a hiring capacity, and have hired (and not hired!) thousands of individuals. Without a doubt, I know *exactly* what it takes to get you noticed. Most recently, I have been working as a Consultant for an education firm in HR processes and procedures. I also work as a career coach/resume writer and have written/re-written hundreds of resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and bios. In addition, I help job seekers prepare for job interviews by running them through an actual job interview and providing extensive feedback. My extensive HR/business background, combined with my exceptional writing skills, has delivered high levels of success to thousands of clients. I have my first book launching soon...stay tuned! Specialties: Resume Writing, Linkedin Profiles, Job Search Strategies, Interview Coach, Career Planning, Career Management, Career Coaching and Consulting, HR Consulting
College Counseling,

College Counseling

My truest passion lies in helping individuals. I have been fortunate to work in both secondary and post secondary roles. My goals have been to provide direct assistance to those in need. In life my purpose is to make a positive difference in someone's life, each and every day. My experience has afforded me the opportunity to keep doing that through a variety roles. Recently (July 2019) I was given the opportunity to transition roles from a position I adored (School Counselor) to a new position that allows me to further in my desire of helping students prepare for their post secondary aspirations and purpose with an outstanding organization within the Cedar Falls School District, the Center for Advance Professional Studies (CAPS) Regardless of my role, my motivation has not changed. I will continue to strive to help every young adult identify their passion and connect it to a post secondary intention that puts them in a position to be not only successful in life but a contributing member to society. Today more than ever, our young adults need purpose instilled in to every decision they make, especially their post secondary decisions. Demonstrated ability to lead and guide high school students through every facet of college planning from self-assessment to college acceptance. Proven mastery of ACT/SAT instructing. Trained in the Track It! comprehensive college planning curriculum and delivery model. Educational Consultant, College Planner, Co-OwnerEducational Consultant, College Planner, Co-Owner Mar 2013 - Present · 9 yrsMar 2013 - Present · 9 yrs Orlando, FL Administrator, Admission Director, and School CounselorAdministrator, Admission Director, and School Counselor Aug 2011 - Mar 2013 · 1 yr 8 mosAug 2011 - Mar 2013 · 1 yr 8 mos Orlando, FL Teacher Bishop Moore High School Present Orlando, FL
Common Core,

Common Core

The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. Particularly in subjects such as college remediation rates have been high. Long time member Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) providing parents, educators, policymakers, journalists, and others easy access to the actual standards, as well as supporting information and resources. Certified Florida Department Education Certified AP College Board Language Instructor Certified AP Literature Instructor Certified TESOL/TEFL Instructor Certified IGCSE Instructor Certified SAT/ACT Coordinator and Proctor Certified JollyPhonics Masters in Education Curriculum Instruction
IELTS,

IELTS

Past IELTS examiner Together, Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment English – the organization that produces IELTS – bring you Official Cambridge IELTS preparation material. We are experts in the IELTS test and all our material is validated by the team who produce the real test, so you can be confident our students will be fully prepared for test day. Our authentic practice tests are written by the same team that writes the real test and are perfect for developing exam techniques. But there's much more you can do with practice tests. Our Practice Makes Perfect website has classroom ideas and lesson plans to help you get the most out of practice tests. Let us help you pass the exam!
TOEFL,

TOEFL

Hi there, welcome to my profile! My name is Tom and I am from Orlando Florida USA! I am a certified English and TOEFL teacher. I welcome all students from any linguistic background. I offer a wide range of lessons including conversation, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary. Please feel free to message me. I look forward to meeting you. (Please message me beforehand if you would like to book lessons for your child or if you are a beginner learner) Born & Raised American with (8) Years of Experience Free Class Recording Pass! Writing - Conversation English - Enhance your skills! Accent & Pronunciation - Reduce your accent! FREE advice during the lesson course!
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Strong Writing and Brainstorming Skills

I had a session with Thomas and he was able to understand what my goals for my written paper were and was able to guide me to create a rough draft with thought provoking questions. Really good session, would recommend.

Cesar, 3 lessons with Thomas

Nice Teaching Style

He breaks down what to look for in a piece that you are reading which helps you understand what you can write about in an essay and what questions might be asked in an MCQ section. He provides great feedback on writing assignments to help you do better on the next one.

Sri, 4 lessons with Thomas

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Thomas is a very good teacher. He was very knowledgeable and gave good suggestions and recommendation. Tom was able to guide me to make the needed changes. I was able to get what was needed.

Otis, 1 lesson with Thomas

A great teacher

Thomas is a very professional English teacher. For someone like me who has a certain foundation in English, but is not so good, he specified a strategy for comprehensive consolidation from basic phonics, listening, and writing. Although it makes me feel a little pressure, it can really help me. And he is very encouraging and humorous, and makes you feel that the class is also a pleasant process.

Hong, 5 lessons with Thomas
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