Since I love learning about new cultures and interacting with people, I have done individual ESL tutoring since 2005 when I started tutoring students that were studying abroad at University of California, Riverside (UCR). My focus was on oral English, getting students to practice their English while correcting their mistakes/weak areas. Also, I helped students build confidence in speaking as it is essential when learning a foreign language. During my junior year, I tutored math students at a... [more]
As part of my TESOL certificate requirements, I took two ten-week grammar classes and a class on how to teach writing. I passed all of them with an A. After receiving my certificate, I taught 'English Writing and Rhetorics' (a beginner writing class) and ?Advanced Writing? at a college in China.
I graduated from high school with exceptional grades and went on to further my education with a bachelor?s degree and a teaching certificate (TESOL). I have tutored math classes at a local high school as well as mentored and tutored kids at local libraries and parks. I have also worked in day cares and as a baby sitter, helping kids with work. I have formal teaching experience when it comes to ESL and have taught both kids and adults.
I have done individual ESL tutoring since 2005 when I joined UCR?s Conversation Partners. I tutored international students (IEP students) in oral English and helped students build confidence in speaking as it is essential when learning a foreign language. In 2010 I graduated from the one year TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate program at UC Riverside. Through the program I learned to teach English as a language at all levels ranging from kindergarten kids to college students to professional workers, abroad and in the USA. My last course in the TESOL program consisted of me teaching my own class for ten weeks. I worked as an English teacher for ELS Language Schools; I started as a substitute and then taught my own business English class. I taught written and oral English at a college in China for a year and half while also teaching speaking and listening classes to middle school and high school students at a summer camp and tutoring individual teens on my weekends. I taught English (grammar, listening, speaking, reading and writing) at the International Academy of English in San Diego from April 2012 to August 2013. Then, I went to teach English in Saudi Arabia for a school year. Upon my return to the USA, I tutored students at an adult language school and taught my own class of high school students in Vermont. Now that I am back in California, I have been teaching ESL at a private school in Orange County.