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Florida State University (Media Communication)
Florida Atlantic University (MEd)
I'm a well-rounded person with the experience and ability to teach children and adults, and I specialize in reading and English language education.
Currently, I operate an ESOL instruction business, Clearly English. I'm also the mother of a seven-year-old daughter.
My work experience with children includes teaching for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, a comprehensive reading education provider, tutoring for a volunteer literacy program, and employment as an elementary school substitute.
My education includes TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification and a Master's degree in Counseling; I have a comprehensive understanding of developmental, cultural and psychological influences on learning.
Please contact me if you think I may be able to help with your tutoring needs. I would be happy to provide you with more information. I'm a well-rounded person with the experience and ability to teach children and adults, and I specialize in reading and English language education.
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I have worked with elementary-aged children as an instructor for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, as a literacy volunteer, and as a substitute teacher in Cobb County and Palm Beach County, Florida.
I've been teaching ESOL to adults for almost ten years in higher education settings and specialize in pronunciation and accent.
I spent a year working as an instructor for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, a specialized phonics-based reading program. I received intensive training and worked with hundreds of students. I've even adapted the program for my work with adult ESOL learners.
I received forty hours of training in phonics and phonemic awareness while employed with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. Lindamood-Bell is a worldwide company with that does exceptional work providing reading, comprehension, and math instruction to individuals and participates in school partnerships to provide training in their methodology.
Also, last year I was a literacy tutor for the Atlanta Jewish Coalition for Literacy at a local elementary school; this year I provided a seminar to their volunteers on strategies for teaching reading.
I can teach spelling because I've been trained in the Lindamood-Bell Method, which helps people learn to spell and read using a variety of methods. For example if a student has trouble visualizing sight words, I teach students to "write the word in the air" to help them retain the symbol imagery. Further, if they have trouble with auditory processing, I assist them by teaching the proper mouth position of sounds as a different resource for processing and retention.
I have been an ESOL instructor for about fifteen years, and I have taught TOEFL classes as part of my work. Also, I am very familiar with the needs of non-native English students and the material they will most likely need assistance with on the TOEFL.
As a professional ESOL instructor, teaching vocabulary is a part of my daily routine. I have numerous methods for teaching vocabulary, including memory techniques and an assortment of ways to use vocabulary in context; an assortment of methods allow students to better retain and apply what they've learned.
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