Ulster County Community College (Fine Arts)
I'm a native English speaker in his late 20s, looking for new students to teach! I have a degree in fine arts, lots of experience with people with disabilities, and an aptitude for children. I also hold certification for teaching ESL/ESOL. I have work experience in a variety of fields, from construction, retail, sales, customer service and health and nutrition. Basically, I work with people, and I'm good at it!
In November 2010, I completed certification for teaching ESL (English as a Second Language), and ever since have been advancing this new and exciting career path.
Since the beginning of 2011, I have worked with a number of students at different skill levels and from different backgrounds. But in the time I have been working with them, I notice a few things they all have in common: not only did their vocabulary increase, but their pronunciation improved - and most importantly, their confidence has ascended.
My students typically come to know me as someone around whom they can relax and enjoy the learning experience. I am very proud of their progress.
When I was in college, I studied fine arts and graduated with a humble Associate's degree, and to this day I often put these skills to good use in my teaching. I have always been a mentor to friends and family, and I have a lot of experience working with children with disabilities; my younger brother has Down's Syndrome and from a very young age I helped take care of him. With his limited ability to speak, I developed many skills in understanding body language and non-verbal communication - this has also helped me in my teaching.
I am open-minded, creative and animated, and I am as eager to learn new things as I am to teach what I know. English is a passion of mine - I am a writer as well as an artist, and teaching ESL has proven to be a powerful nexus for my skills and talents.
My teaching style is a combination of patience, understanding and putting the student's needs first, and then implementing visual aids when needed. I am a very good speaker but an even better listener. I have worked with younger and older students. Anyone with a sense of humor because I combine teaching resources using audio, visual, and even demonstrative cues; I'm not afraid to act out what I'm saying to make the point clear. People don't always learn best from lecturing and taking notes, but sometimes better from an interactive, fun experience with an engaging teacher. Whenever there is a question I cannot answer, I make it a point to find the answer and provide it immediately. I never leave a question unanswered.
You should contact me if you live or can meet within a 30-minute drive of Woodstock, New York.
Between my Korean friends and Chinese extended-family, I've come to develop an affinity for all things Asian, and have a strong acceptance of cultural differences from around the world. Whenever I can, I try to pick up words or phrases in foreign languages ... sort of hobby among my many hobbies. I'm a native English speaker in his late 20s, looking for new students to teach! I have a degree in fine arts, lots of experience with people with disabilities, and an aptitude for children. I also hold certification for teaching ESL/ESOL. I have work experience in a variety of fields, from construction, retail, sales, customer service and health
Our first lesson was a nice experience. Jesse is very passionate to be an ESL teacher and is interested in different cultures in the world. He corrected my intonation as I requested to make my English can be understood. I'm looking forward to our second lesson next week.
I completed TESL/TEFL certification by LCC (Language and Culture Coaching) in November 2010.