Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA (Linguistics)
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA (Master's)
Greetings! I have a Master's Degree in TESOL and I have taught adult ESL at local community colleges for 18 years. I have also taught in the Intensive English Program at North Seattle College. My undergraduate degree was a major in Linguistics with a minor in Russian Studies. I speak Spanish at an intermediate level, and when I get a chance I practice a bit of Russian. Due to my interest in how languages work, I've studied bits of other diverse languages such as Chinese and Inupiaq (Alaskan native). I specialize in teaching grammar, writing, and pronunciation. I'm always interested in learning more about my students' families, countries, languages, cultures and current events. I love my work because my students bring the world to me! My goal is to travel to each of the continents in my lifetime. I have traveled internationally to Taiwan, Southeast Asia, India, Europe and Mexico. (So, that means I want to go to South America, Australia, Africa and Antarctica!)
Because of my years of experience, I can quickly assess a student's level and needs. I adapt quickly and I always address each student's goals and challenges. I love to learn about new people, and I am open about myself and my life as well. Students feel comfortable with me, and tell me that they like my teaching style. I am a professional singer, so I have performance experience and I use my physical expression, personality, and sense of humor when I teach. I can be flexible with your schedule, but the best times for me to meet are mornings and weekends. Thank you for reading my profile, and I hope to meet you soon! Greetings! I have a Master's Degree in TESOL and I have taught adult ESL at local community colleges for 18 years. I have also taught in the Intensive English Program at North Seattle College. My undergraduate degree was a major in Linguistics with a minor in Russian Studies. I speak Spanish at an intermediate level, and when I get a chance I
I will tutor up to 3 ESL students per session at this pay rate, as long as you travel to me.
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BA Linguistics, Minor in Russian Studies, 1993, Seattle Pacific University
MA-TESOL, 1996, Seattle Pacific University
I am an Adult Ed teacher at North Seattle College, and I have taught beginning and intermediate students in an ESL class for computer literacy. I have used Windows since I began learning computers over 20 years ago. I have used windows on my home laptop in many of it's versions as they have changed over time. Right now I am using Windows 8.1 on my home laptop. I'm used to troubleshooting issues and finding ways to navigate. I also have experience teaching seniors, and I am a very patient and gentle teacher who works with the individual on his/her needs.
I taught TOEFL preparation at Kaplan Testing Center at the University of Washington in 1996.