I am currently a teacher at Golden West College, where I assist in teaching English 98 and 99, which are both developmental courses. My goal at my job is to increase the passing rates in both subjects and build the students' confidence. I am aware of the drop-out rates at the community college level, and I believe that a good and motivating teacher can change the doubt that clouds in students' minds. I love teaching, and I honestly never thought I would enjoy it until I started tutoring at ... [more]
Over the past three years of teaching this beautiful and complex language, I have learned that it is not as easy as it may seem, even to native speakers. My job is to simplify the language as much as possible so that students can understand its complexities and then (hopefully) reach that "A-ha!" moment. Speaking the language is one thing, but to read and write in English is another game that needs to be played well.