I am an experienced instructor of English as a Foreign Language as well as a high school English teacher. I received a B.A. degree in English Literature from Boston University, have taken numerous graduate level courses in eduction, and completed a Teacher Certification program at Rhode Island College. While I have worked full time as an ESL teacher, I really love to work with students one on one. I find this to be a wonderful way to connect with students and I can structure my lessons to wh... [more]
I have taught English as a Foreign Language for several years. My students come from all over the world, are usually college-age and range from beginner to advanced levels in their English ability. I have taught grammar, speech, including public speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, including academic writing and vocabulary My grammar classes have focused on grammatical structures, including subject-verb agreement, verb tenses, modal verbs, noun, adjective and adverb clauses, conditional sentences, prepositions, articles and proper pronoun/antecedent agreement My reading and writing classes have focused on enhancing vocabulary and comprehension skills using a variety of techniques and texts, and developing writing skills from basic sentences to research papers. I have developed curricula for additional classes in dramatic reading, current events, vocabulary, novels, creative writing and many other topics of interest to my students. I have a wonderful relationship with students from every part of the world; many of them are still in touch with me.