Not only do I have a Master's Degree in ESL, I have been teaching English as a Second Language at colleges, adult schools, vocational schools, private schools, and tutoring one to one and online for over 20 years. Your confidence in the English language is my goal. That you feel at ease speaking is important to me. Because you are not a native, there are cultural expressions and vocabulary that you may not have learned in your ESL courses. I also observe and record your grammatical speech ... [more]
I've been teaching writing and grammar for all levels of English and for business professionals who need help in correspondence, emails, contracts, and legal papers. For an M.A. degree, I followed rules of English grammar to fulfill project and dissertation requirements. As a UCLA graduate, I wrote A term papers. I maintain a blog with articles for students' reading and am currently taking a creative writing class through Saddleback college.
I am a credentialed teacher in K-6, and have tutored 4 and 5th graders in Language Arts and Reading.
I have been teaching phonics and pronunciation to adults and children. I have a master's degree in ESL which included course work on phonetics.
I have been tutoring and teaching beginning ESL for more than 10 years. I received a M.A. degree in it while I was teaching students in the classroom. I have experience and materials (books, videos, computer lessons) to help along with picture dictionaries. I also teach and tutor adults retired and professionals to upgrade and gain more vocabulary, ease of speaking, and listening skills. The difference between an English teacher and an ESL teacher is the content. English is usually grammar only and ESL focus in on survival vocabulary, conversation, and understanding. I have patience, flexibility, and a caring personality. I know you can succeed and I want to help you.
I have experience using a MacBook. I type my lessons and lesson plans in Microsoft Word for Mac. The programs I use frequently are Microsoft Word for Mac, some Excel for spreadsheets, and the Internet. I have used PowerPoint in the past.