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Ross A.

Waimea, HI

$45/hour

Highly Experienced ESL Teacher

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University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Education

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

About Ross

I taught ESL in Japan for 6 years from 1991-1997 and 12 years in Taiwan from 1999-2011. I have just recently moved to Honolulu with the aim of bringing my professional skills and attributes to Oahu. While in Japan I taught at AEON Mito Branch School prior to becoming the head of English Oral Communication at Shirakaba High School in Obihiro, Hokkaido. After a brief return to my home in the United States, I returned to ESL teaching in Asia, this time in Taiwan, by accepting a position at Lincoln American School in Hsintien. In 2001, I became head of a new ESL program at Taipei Japanese School and remained in that position through March of 2011 when my wife and I relocated to Hawaii. In my career I have taught students of all ages and levels. I am fluent in Japanese as well. I believe in active student participation with a Socratic approach with teens and adults as well as TPR (Total Physical Response) and/or MAT (Model Action Talk) methods with children. I have a B.A. in Education, and I have certification in TESOL through Global TESOL College. I taught ESL in Japan for 6 years from 1991-1997 and 12 years in Taiwan from 1999-2011. I have just recently moved to Honolulu with the aim of bringing my professional skills and attributes to Oahu. While in Japan I taught at AEON Mito Branch School prior to becoming the head of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Waimea, HI 96796
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, World History

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ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL in Japan for 6 years from 1991-1997 and 12 years in Taiwan from 1999-2011. I have just recently moved to Honolulu with the aim of bringing my professional skills and attributes to Oahu. While in Japan I taught at AEON Mito Branch School prior to becoming the head of English Oral Communication at Shirakaba High School near Obihiro, Hokkaido. After a brief return to my home in the United States, I returned to ESL teaching in Asia, this time in Taiwan, by accepting a position at Lincoln American School in Hsintien. In 2001, I became head of a new ESL program at Taipei Japanese School and remained in that position through March of 2011 when my wife and I relocated to Hawaii. In my career I have taught students of all ages, and levels. I am fluent in Japanese as well. I believe in active student participation with a Socratic approach with teens and adults, and TPR (Total Physical Response) and/or MAT (Model Action Talk) methods with children. I have a B.A. in Education and I have certification in TESOL through Global TESOL College.

COMPLETE PROFESSIONAL ESL TEACHING HISTORY

ESL Department Head, 2001-2011
Taipei Japanese School, Taipei, Taiwan

ESL Instructor, 2002-2011
Geos Language Academy, Taipei, Taiwan

Language Instructor 1999-2002
Lincoln American School, Hsintien, Taiwan

English Oral Communication Director 1993-1997
Shirakaba High School, Memuro, Hokkaido, Japan

English Instructor 1992-1993
ABC House, Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan

English Conversation Teacher 1991-1992
AEON Mito School, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Education

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ross will travel within 40 miles of Waimea, HI 96796.