Suffolk University , Boston, MA (Public Relations)
University of Cincinnati (MEd)
I'm a licensed MA ESL teacher in grades PreK-12 working with ESL students at a local elementary school. I have a Master's Degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Cincinnati.
I received ESL method training from Elms College in Chicopee, MA and passed the official MTEL/ESL exam on November 19, 2011 as well as the Communication and Literacy MTEL on Jan. 20, 2012. I am also MELA-O trained through Boston College - Dec. 2011. I am also a state certified WIDA test administrator and possess a Sheltered English Instruction endorsement from the Massachusetts Department of Education.
I am a Suffolk University graduate in Communication and Journalism. While pursuing my Bachelor in Science degree I acquired excellent writing and oral skills. My employment at Cape Business and WE CAN CORP. contributed further to the above abilities. Working as an English to Polish/Polish to English interpreter during International Trade Fairs in Poland as well as tutoring Polish students one-on-one also became a great contributing factor to my English language expertise and teaching experience.
Beginning my journey in 2001 as a young girl from Poland through the United States education system with the ESL program in Hyannis Center put me in a special place of having an in-depth understanding of the challenges and different learning curves of an international community of students.
On a personal note, I have been raising my two daughters, ages two and seven in a bilingual environment (with the older one fluent in speaking, reading and writing in both English and Polish) knowing the great impact the second language acquisition has on a young person’s future educational and work success, as well as the their positively enriched world view.
My knowledge of the International Phonetics Alphabet acquired through Bridgewater State University would help international students diminish the pronunciation barriers non-native speakers face while learning the second language. It would also be beneficial to young PreK-12 American students in need of improvement in reading and writing. With my skills, experience and genuine passion for teaching I could help raise the tutored student's confidence level and success rate with English language acquisition. I'm a licensed MA ESL teacher in grades PreK-12 working with ESL students at a local elementary school. I have a Master's Degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Cincinnati.
I received ESL method training from Elms College in Chicopee, MA and passed the
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I recently passed the ESL/MTEL exam (November 2011) and have the certificate. I also tutored English to foreign students while living in Poland. For the past three years I have been actively involved in the elementary school environment by volunteering at my daughter's 2nd grade classroom (help with activities, reading, assessments, homework corrections, etc.).
I am a Polish native, born and raised in Poland until I moved to the United States at the age of 21 and received my B.S. in Communication and Journalism from Suffolk University and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and instruction/ TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from University of Cincinnati. I went through all required years of schooling in Poland, including two years of college (I moved to the US in my third year when I transferred my Polish school credits). I taught my older daughter to speak, understand and read in Polish.