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Antioch College (Literature)
Ohio University (Master's)
I have 20+ years of experience as a tutor, and I have been an ESL instructor, at the college level, for the past 16 years. Not only do I have experience in American community and private colleges, but I also have 5 years of experience teaching internationally in South Korea. Also, what drives me to be the best ESL/EFL teacher is my understanding of the frustrations that go along with living in a foreign country and learning a new language, because I spent a little over a year studying as an undergraduate in Germany. I remember the feeling of not being able to express simple feelings and requests, as well as not being to understand most people. When I returned to America I went and got my MA in Applied Linguistics, so that I could prepare myself for the ways in which language is acquired and how to teach language the most effectively. My wish is for students to approach language learning with confidence, and to enjoy the journey of being able to reinvent yourself in another tongue.
Just a little about me: I am a real lover of literature and I am always enjoying several books at a time. I really love thinking, reading and writing about language, and I bring that passion that I have for language to every tutoring session. I am also a big lover of music and have been playing acoustic guitar for a very long time. I look forward to working with students who have a great desire to improve their English so that they can better their lives. I end this with a quote by Fyodor Dostoevsky: "Taking a first step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most."
I have 20+ years of experience as a tutor, and I have been an ESL instructor, at the college level, for the past 16 years. Not only do I have experience in American community and private colleges, but I also have 5 years of experience teaching internationally in South Korea. Also, what drives me to
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