University of Bolton (Business Studies)
University of Baltimore (Master's)
I really enjoy soccer through playing, coaching or being a referee, and as such the skills I have learned through participating in this sport has enabled me to develop methods of effective teaching in communication. Communication is an activity of daily living that most take for granted and do not take a second thought but I recall many situations in life where I have not communicated effectively thus felt lacking in my efforts. Thus why I strive to enable effective and competent methods of teaching English as a second language so that everyone can participate in the world around them where English is the main language.
I work on teaching the fundamentals of language to engaging in full conversation in all aspects of daily life, that could include asking for directions, making change to catching a bus or buying a cup of coffee. I also assist individuals by further developing their language skills dependent on their current knowledge and use so that a more extensive language attainment can be achieved.
I am qualified to teach English as a second language with the attainment of the 150 hour Master course TEFL/TESOL certification. I have volunteered with Strong City Baltimore to assist an individual student on a one-to-one basis obtain English language learning skills.
I have an extensive career of having worked one-to-one with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in residential or vocational learning environments. I have conducted case-management duties under the auspices of the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), which encourages all individuals to participate as successfully as possible in their Activities of Daily Living Skills (ADLS).
I have worked at summer camps to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride horses, play soccer, ride a bike, or just sit down with and hold a conversation.
Licensed soccer coach with English Football Association and United States Soccer Foundation certification. Playing experience as well as coaching experience at club, high school, professional level.
The methods I use to assist in the learning of English as a second language are that using the environment around us in daily life, as well as the use of traditional learning materials. Immersion into a language is paramount to be successful, from saying hello to a neighbor or going shopping to riding public transportation, language and the use of language effectively is a daily living skill that must be mastered.
I can be contacted via phone or email and can travel to your location or meet in the community, whichever is best or ideal for yourself. The setting of the learning environment could be the dining table to a soccer match, eating out or riding the bus as the opportunity to use language and effectively communicate can happen anywhere. I really enjoy soccer through playing, coaching or being a referee, and as such the skills I have learned through participating in this sport has enabled me to develop methods of effective teaching in communication. Communication is an activity of daily living that most take for granted and do not take a second thought but I recall many situations
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I am certified with the TEFL Master level course instruction.
I am certified as a USSF (United States Soccer Federation) soccer coach with a D license, as well as an English Football Association Preliminary certification coach. I have playing experience at the semi-professional youth level in England.
I have coached at the local club level for travel teams as well as at the high school level for both girls and boys Varsity soccer teams.