The University of North Carolina Greensboro (Art Education)
I have developed a passion for teaching throughout my coursework at University of North Carolina and as an English and Art Teacher in Guangzhou, China. As Teacher of the Year in 2015 at Collins International English, I have had the pleasure to teach and tutor students ranging from early childhood to adult, and build supportive, caring relationships with students and their families. I believe that what makes a truly good teacher is his or her ability to tailor lessons to unique individuals, and to evaluate the progress not only of students, but also of his or her own methods and their effectiveness in helping the students succeed academically.
I specialize in ESL/ESOL tutoring and test preparation for IELTS and TOEFL. I place an emphasis on usage rather than memorization, and I utilize a number of different teaching methods appealing to a range of learning styles.
I am available for tutoring every day from 9am to 9pm, at your home, or online. My base rate is $55/hour for in-person lessons, or $25 for online lessons. I welcome you to contact me at anytime, and I look forward to helping you reach your goals! I have developed a passion for teaching throughout my coursework at University of North Carolina and as an English and Art Teacher in Guangzhou, China. As Teacher of the Year in 2015 at Collins International English, I have had the
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While I was earning my BFA in Art Education, I realized that my areas of strength were in painting and drawing. I earned excellent marks in drawing foundations, intermediate drawing, and life drawing. I have practiced using a variety of media including pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, oil crayons and oil and chalk pastels. Since graduating, I have worked as a drawing instructor for the Young Rembrandts Franchise.
During my time as an English teacher in Guangzhou, China, I have had the opportunity to teach young students, who have had little to no experience writing an alphabet, proper handwriting who are learning English as a second language. Alphabet and letter recognition is pertinent to a student's handwriting success. Through breaking down each letter into easier parts, I have witnessed success in each of my students. I appeal to kinesthetic, visual and audio learners through tracing, identifying and speaking. I then put the letters into context through writing words, then sentences.
During the 2015-16 school year, I tutored college students and college graduates preparing for the IELTS exam at Collins International English in Guangzhou, China. I taught students one-on-one and in groups of no more than six. In order to keep my students engaged and motivated, I used a variety of teaching methods within one lesson, such as facilitating group activities, discussions, and debates. I also included instruction on essay writing, speech making, and verbal testing practice.
Throughout my coursework as an Art Education undergrad, I have taken a range of painting classes which included foundations, intermediate study, and advanced painting, working with acrylic, watercolor, oil and ink painting. I have developed a passion for painting through studying and experimenting with a variety of styles including realism/mimetic, expressionism, and cubism, and a variety of subjects including landscapes, still lives, and portraits. Artist talks, museums and gallery visits have also expanded my interest and appreciation for painters old and new, at home and abroad. I have had experience teaching watercolor and acrylic techniques to elementary students.
Throughout 2014-2016, I have worked as an ESL teacher in Guangzhou, China. I taught students writing, speaking, listening, reading and phonics. I have taught phonics to all ages in a variety of ways that include prefix and suffix study, word blends, short versus long vowel sounds, and immediate application of the information into the context of a story. Through balancing each of these elements in my teaching, I have noticed positive results in each of my students.