TEACHING & TUTORING


HIGHLIGHTS

Six Years of University Teaching Experience
(University of California, University of Arizona)

Broad International Experience
(3 Continents)

Tutor for Top 'Test Prep' Company,
International Schools and Private Academies

All Ages and Levels
(Kindergarten - Adult)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I teach English in all its variations.
I'm comfortable teaching
in a wide variety of situations and settings.

KINDERGARTEN & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

I've taught reading and writing classes to 1st and 4th graders
at a private academy.

I've supervised 2nd grade 'homework help' sessions

at a private academy
.

I've worked frequently as a substitute teacher
in the public school system
(classes taught include GATE and Special Ed).

As a tutor, I've worked with many Generation 1.5 students,
in addition to autistic and language-delayed students. 
I love working with kids!


MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL:

I taught high school English for a year
at a secondary school in London, England.

In the U.S., I've taught literature and writing classes
to
middle school students at a private academy. 

I've taught in public schools as a substitute teacher
for many grades, subjects and classroom types,
including EL and Special Ed.

I've tutored students for the literature subject exam
and the verbal section of the old SAT.

I've coached students working on college application essays. 

I also designed and co-taught a creative writing course
for pre-teens at a  fine arts summer camp
(20 hours per week for 4 weeks).


UNIVERSITY LECTURER: 

I've taught nine distinct university courses in writing and literature,
including Focus on 18th Century Literature (Honors)

In addition to teaching several academic writing courses,
I've taught undergraduate courses in professional writing:
Technical Writing, Introduction to Business Communications
and Business Writing

I also taught sections for two upper-level university survey courses:
Themes in World Literature:  Human Rights and
British Literature: 1700-1930

As an MCAT Course Instructor
for a test prep company,
I prepared university seniors for
the Verbal Reasoning section
of the MCAT (medical school entrance exam).


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND ENGLISH LEARNERS:

I've taught adults, teens and kids from around the world. 
I've worked at language institutes, programs, camps and schools
in Brazil, the U.S.,
England, Scotland, Moldova and Slovakia.

Interesting international experiences include . . .

Teaching two consecutive summers in Chisinau, Moldova
for JDFP (the Junior Faculty Development Program),
a program of the U.S. State Department's
Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs

Teaching in Slovakia at Universzita Mateja Bela as
a Masaryck Fellow for Foundation for a Civil Society

My TEFL credential is the Cambridge Celta
(Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). 
In fact, I've taught English to all age groups, including kids! 
I teach advanced beginners to near-fluent students.

 

PRIVATE TUTORING:

Writing Help, Language Arts, TESOL/TEFL/ESL,
Exam Preparation

I tutor students of all ages: 
kindergarten through adult.
I've tutored for private clients, after-school programs,
language schools and test preparation companies.

Do you need help with essays, college applications or tests?
Does your child need help with reading skills?

Would you or your child like to become more fluent in English?

My approach to language learning is creative.
I use a wide variety of exercises, activities and conversation games,
so if you'd like to improve your English and have fun doing it,

please contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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