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The University of Baltimore (Coursework)
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Nine years of volunteer work in adult literacy and ESL programs, as well as obtaining my B.A. in English Literature from The University of Baltimore and a TESOL Certificate for Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Maryland, have prepared me to help those with reading, writing, and English language difficulties. I have enjoyed the mutual learning experience in teaching; students have taught me to listen and to understand their challenges, whether it be only a few years of formal education, a learning difficulty, or simply a fear of failure. I will be insistent that my students work with me, but I try to be neither demanding nor intimidating. They are about to embark on a grand adventure and do not need added obstacles.
Nine years of volunteer work in adult literacy and ESL programs, as well as obtaining my B.A. in English Literature from The University of Baltimore and a TESOL Certificate for
Mary is very patient, and customizes her teaching based on her student. She is never late for class and she leaves the lesson with homework to help a student internalize the topic. She is a nice tutor and speaks very clearly. She makes it easy for an entry-level student to understand.
Mary helped me with my papers, taught me some things I did not know, and helped me in trouble areas that my English teachers noticed I was having. Not only that but I was always able to reach her by phone.
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I have a B.A. in English Literature. My courses consisted of the reading of novels from various genres, accompanied with the writing of essays, which were corrected by my professors. This process helped me to become much more analytic in my reading.
I have tutored K-3 in the Baltimore City School System. My duties included tending to students who had been selected by their teacher and needed help with their reading, writing, and math.
Several years ago, I tutored for two years in an ESL/ESOL program in Charles Village; the young woman was from Beijing. We would meet for two hours, two days a week. Her spoken English was very good, as she had been taking English classes in China. However, her written English needed much correction; and this is where we concentrated our energies.
For the past three years, I have been a volunteer tutor in an ESL program in Fells Point. I participate two afternoons a week for two hours. Most of the students are Hispanic. I enjoy this work immensely and am learning some basic Spanish in order to communicate socially.
In addition, I recently obtained my B.A. in English Literature from The University of Baltimore and earned my TESOL Certificate of Teaching English as a Second Language from The English Language Institute at The University of Maryland.
Four years of studying for my degree in English Literature required the writing of numerous essays. These essays were corrected by my professors. The writing of these essays, as well as grammar courses have given me the confidence to help others with their writing skills.
A Liberal Arts degree, as well as a TESOL Certificate of Teaching English as a Second Language and nine years of volunteering in literacy programs have prepared me to be able to assess a student's interests as well as the student's ability to comprehend the information given in the reading material. Once these assessments have been made, a rich vocabulary will surely follow. In addition, my education and training have given me the ability to persevere without becoming frustrated if gains seem small. And, of course, laughter can ease tension and make the learning process more enjoyable and less threatening.
My interests, such as medicine, archaeology, history, English literature, the English language, Spanish, German, and Irish, have helped me to acquire a knowledge of vocabulary words from diverse disciplines.
In addition, I have recently earned my B.A. in English Literature, as well as tutoring in ESL/ESOL programs for many years. This coming year, I plan to earn a certificate to teach English home and abroad from The English Language Institute at The University of Maryland.
Earning my degree in English Literature required the perpetual writing of essays. My essays were always received favorably by my professors with notations stating that they were creative and insightful. It was always a welcomed challenge for me to follow the rules for a good essay and to complement these rules with my own ideas and opinions.
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