New York University (Art History)
School for International Training (Master's)
When passion and dedication are applied to learning, many doors are opened. As a teacher and lifelong learner, I believe it is with this attitude that can lead to success in life. I've never forgotten to remind my students, from all walks of life, to never stop learning and developing themselves to be a better person for themselves, their family, and their communities. With this passion and dedication, of course, comes hard work. As a magna cum laude graduate and a Phi Beta Kappa member, I can definitely say it is with this hard work and passion that I was able to be a successful student and professional teacher. I hold an MA in TESOL, and have taught in many different teaching contexts, in the United States and abroad -- from adult learning centers and university classrooms to language centers and small rural schools. From this diverse experience came an ever deepening gratitude for all the students I've worked with and taught. They have taught me more than they will ever know. Teaching, without a doubt, is a source of oxygen for me.
Besides various areas in English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL), my interests lie in writing (from academic to creative), effective communication and intercultural studies. I have also taught in international business programs and assisted university students in speech and public speaking. With my art history, photography and journalism background from my undergraduate studies, I am also quite fond of discussions and analyses in art, film, and current events.
No matter what subject we are working on -- a TOEFL essay, a poem, a grammar exercise, or the nitrogen cycle -- the process of learning will be hands on and interactive, with a focus on critical and creative thinking. I believe in making learning fun and accessible for both you, the student, and me, the teacher. After all, it is with collaboration and engagement in which learning can really happen. Moreover, deeper learning takes place when there is critical reflection. After each lesson, I give my students guiding questions and assessments to help them further their understanding of what they have learned and how they can make connections in their life, thereby making what they have learned a more meaningful experience.
I hold my teaching and your learning in high regard. Therefore, I ask for feedback. If you are not completely satisfied with the lesson, I will not charge you the rate. Also, there is a 24-hour cancellation policy. However, I am quite flexible and can do make up classes or sessions.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to open doors to success. Thank you! When passion and dedication are applied to learning, many doors are opened. As a teacher and lifelong learner, I believe it is with this attitude that can lead to success in life. I've never forgotten to remind my students, from all walks of life, to never stop learning and developing themselves to be a better person for themselves, their family,
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I have an M.A. in TESOL from S.I.T. Graduate Institute, and a TEFL Certificate from Boston Language Institute.