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I am eager to help students, especially those for whom English is not a first language, with their studies and learning. One of the reasons I am drawn to ESL is that it allows me to do something with two of my favorite pastimes: teaching and English. I love to learn, but more than that, I love to pass on what I have learned. English as a Second Language is ideal for me as it allows me the opportunity to teach others, and then to teach them a subject that they truly need and desire.
Before ESL I earned my Master’s in History and was a history teacher for a couple of years. I still read a lot in history but in terms of practicality, it does not offer the same opportunities that teaching English does.
And then there is my third and probably my most passionate love, outside of my family that is, and that is traveling. As an ESL teacher I have had many opportunities to travel and hopefully, many more in the future. I can combine my love of travel and my desire to teach English in far flung countries or right here in the United States.
Therefore, tutoring students of all types, but especially those who have not learned English as a first language, is fun for me and personally gratifying, as it helps me to connect with people and aid them in their quest for higher knowledge. I am eager to help students, especially those for whom English is not a first language, with their studies and learning. One of the reasons I am drawn to ESL is that it allows me to
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