The very first blog post here. I'm so excited to get to know all of you! If you don't know what TEFL stands for, it is Teaching English as a Foreign Language. I can help with that! It is highly important to me to meet the criteria of your needs and evolve lesson plans accordingly, as well as help you advance in self-confidence, motivation, and group presentation. I, myself, would use an Eclectic...
Just a little about me so you can see my face, hear my voice, and decide if you think we'd work out as a student-tutor match!
One day in college, my favorite professor approached me at my desk. She spoke in a hoarse whisper.
"I need your help today. Will you please teach the class for me?"
Who, me? I looked around at my fellow students, who were getting seated and unpacking their notebooks. This was hands-down my favorite class of the semester, an expository writing class. But...me? Teach?
The above-referenced subjects include different-aged PreK-College student needs I have experienced at the beginning of each school year since Fall 2010, when I first began tutoring in earnest via WyzAnt, instead of substituting daily for lesser pay in 18 area elementaries in our school district. I am not including higher math (Grade 7 and above) in my math tutoring experience. I also have helped...
Greetings learners, I'm back with another tip in learning. Now! How many of you leave your house without an Umbrella knowing there is going to be rain? Most likely none of you would make that mistake. Well it's the same in learning. Before you come to any session, be organized.
1.Firstly, eat a good breakfast or lunch.
2. Have all materials needed e.g Pens,pencils,work from school etc...
Hello all, hope you guys are eager to learn as I am eager to teach you. Remember that even though I and my fellow tutors are here to help; your success is also contingent on the effort you put in.
Tip of the day: Prepare your mind to work, come to each session to actively participate. Have a great day!
If your student meant to get some books read, wanted to begin new lessons as he/she will have a hard teacher or needs to study ESOL as your family just arrived from Latin America, then we have some weeks to get started. School will begin before you know it!
Why is listening in a foreign language always easier than speaking? Why does reading in a foreign language seem so much easier than writing?
That's because your brain is doing different work in each context.
When you listen and when you read, you are taking in information. You are receiving information, a passive form of using your new language.
However, when you speak or write, you...
Especially in the language areas (French, Spanish, and English), there are lots of ways to stay current or to at least keep aspects of your learning fresh. In the case of foreign language, whenever possible, watch a news program or a weather cast in the foreign language. It is also a good idea to watch children's shows i.e. Dora in Spanish. Reading a newspaper is a wonderful way to maintain reading,...
Updated Summer Availability:
Mon: No Available Sessions
Tues: No Available Sessions
Wed: After 3:30 pm
Thurs: After 3:30 pm
Fri: After 1pm
(Some flexibility required for recurring weekend sessions due to prescheduled out of town obligations)
Please message me to inquire about setting up a tutoring session! Having your payment information on file...
I have been on my bicycle a few times this spring, but yesterday I took my first serious ride (without the 9-year-old). It felt so great. I was absolutely in my "happy place." I am a busy person, often looking to "kill two birds with one stone," so it got me thinking... How can I work biking into the rest of the summer? I started to calculate how many days a week I could bike...
Here is my first WyzAnt blogpost. Great site, awesome opportunity, and I look forward to doing some tutoring through this company.
Best of studying to everyone,
- Weekends flexible
Mon-Tues: Limited availability pending graduate coursework times. (I will have a clearer sense of this by 6/25/12)
Wed-Fri: Anytime after 3pm
Prefer to meet in public place such as a library or coffee shop for initial session. I will consider private residences after the first meeting.
In this video my ESL class is learning to dance the Cupid Shuffle for our graduation celebration!
LOVE is a uniting bond among people.
An effective teacher or tutor must have it. There are so many situations today where people are afraid of tests, children and adults are full of anxiety and teachers are overwhelmed by numbers of students and state requirements. As a mother, I had to learn to help with homework. Love manifests in patience. I admire homeschool mothers and fathers....
Why did I choose to teach via WyzAnt?
It seems that people trust screening agencies today! We want someone to do the background research for us! From the web search, I found this placement company. It's easier that way to market my services, so it seems! Be my first student or group or students!
My local and international references are excellent!
I love to teach!
My students become...
It's summer, and everyone is ready for vacation, especially with all this beautiful weather we've been having. But "use it or lose it" applies to your English language skills even during the summer! Look for ways to keep using language while you're having fun this summer:
- Get involved in a summer reading program at the library
- Find a group of friends and form a book club...
I introduced the Present Subjunctive to 2 of my students within the last week; first to my Spanish High School student and then to my Adult ESL student. Wow! Heavy duty grammar! I used to find it easier to teach Spanish grammar, in either English or Spanish, since I had to learn it formally and then incorporate it into my Spanish vernacular. I don't remember studying English grammar to the same...
Welcome to ESOL instruction for international adults. Teaching and learning with international adults has been one of life's most enriching experiences. We live in a world which needs us to reach out to one another in friendship and mutual respect. I hope to hear from you!
Sometimes it seems that there is no logic to the way native English speakers pronounce their language. How can the 'f' in 'fish' be pronounced the same as the 'ph' in 'telephone'? The way in which native English speakers pronounce the final sound of verbs expressed in the simple past actually follow a pattern that can be easily learned.
If a regular verb ends in the sound of [t] or [d] the...