My academic degrees are in English (Master's) and German (Bachelor's). Teaching English composition and English as a Second Language are things I enjoy. I've taught at language schools, companies and at the community college level. I'm relate well to elementary school students and teenagers to assist with writing papers, expanding vocabulary and strengthening reading skills. Because I've studied German and Spanish, I'm a compassionate ESL teacher. I understand the struggles with acquiring fl... [more]
As an instructor of English Composition, I've taught grammar to teens and adults. As an ESL instructor, I have experience with students from diverse cultures learning the mechanics of English.
Besides earning a Bachelor's in German Language and Literature Studies, I lived in Germany for over three years to attain fluency.
I have not only written my own research papers, but assisted others with writing theirs. In a business context, I have created numerous proposals, reports, and other documents on a regular basis for several years.
I taught and tutored English at a community college and a private high school (San Diego area).
I've taught ESL at companies while living in Europe, and I've taught ESL for teens and adults in California. I'm currently tutoring in ESL on a biweekly basis.
In a business context, I have proofread everything from lengthy proposals to brief emails. I have been in charge of editing website content for a company as well. In an educational context, I have proofread research papers and submissions to a journal.
I have been tutoring a 10 year old for the past few weeks. We work on vocabulary building, reading comprehension, use of past versus present tenses (one of her difficulties) and pronunciation. I have found a lot of strategies to get her to write and participate as much as possible in the lesson, so I feel I'm qualified to tutor elementary school kids now.
I have used MS Outlook for many years in a business capacity, which includes scheduling meetings and appointments, sending and receiving email and task management.