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Jennifer Cruz

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Hello- My name is Jennifer and I’m from the US. I have lived overseas the past several years. Right now, I’m living in Kosovo. I have been a teacher most of my professional life. I’ve worked as a preschool teacher, a teacher supervisor and trainer and now a teacher of English. I am CELTA and TEFL certified. I’ve taught students in Taiwan, Yemen, Jordan and the Kingdom of Tonga at levels from beginner to advanced.
As a teacher, I like to focus on the needs and interests of the student. To me, it’s important to focus on speaking, listening and learning new vocabulary to help you improve your communication skills – and add grammar and pronunciation practice as necessary. Any lesson I teach is targeted to the goals of the student, so if you want to practice reading or writing, we can work on that together too. I also like to give students strategies and ideas and identify language-learning resources, so they can practice English outside of class.
Finally, I think learning and progress is strongly connected to having a good relationship with your teacher, so I try my best to build a strong connection with my students so they feel comfortable and confident to learn and improve their skills.
If you want a positive, encouraging, well-prepared teacher with a lot of energy who will help you improve your English and build your confidence, I am the teacher for you!

Estatísticas do professor

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2003 - 2006
MA - International Training and Education
American University - Washington, D.C., USA
Focus: an educator’s role in cross-cultural understanding, international development education and training program design
1985 - 1990
BA - Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders
University of Kansas - Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Studied the development, production and understanding of communication

briefcaseExperiência profissional

2017 - 2018
English Language Instructor
Amideast - Amman, Jordan
Provided high-quality English language trainings (beginner to high-intermediate levels) to numerous corporate clients, taught TOEFL prep courses
2015 - 2017
English Language Coordinator
U.S. Embassy - American Language Center (ALC) - Amman, Jordan
Planned and taught lessons to teach beginner, elementary, intermediate language learners, utilized technology to promote students’ independent learning, assessed progress
2011 - 2012
Early Childhood Education Curriculum Manager
Rosemount Center - Washington, D.C., USA
Supervised 40 preschool teachers, supported teachers to ensure high-quality educational programming
2002 - 2003
English as a Second Language Teacher
HESS International Educational Group - Madou, Taiwan
Created lessons and taught English to elementary, middle and high school students, tutored adult students in private lessons
1998 - 2000
Primary Teacher Trainer
U.S. Peace Corps - Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga
Taught English and education methodology classes at the national teacher training college
1991 - 1997
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Teacher
USD 232 - DeSoto, Kansas, USA
Planned lessons and taught young children with special needs, worked with team of therapist to meet the goals of each student's IEP (Individual Education Plan)


2016 - 2016
CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Cambridge English Language Assessment (The British Council - Jordan) - Amman, Jordan
Teacher training course for teaching English as a second/foreign language
2001 - 2001
TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language) certificate
The Boston Language Institute - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Teacher training program to teach English as a second/foreign language