Jessica

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English
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class
English
user_group_man_woman
14
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29

Speaks

English
Native

About Me

Are you interested in art or design? Is it difficult for you to share your ideas or your work in English? Do you have specific goals or problems that you need help with right now? I'm the teacher for you!

There are many great online English teachers, but not many of them have my experience in art and design. Knowing how to talk about art is a special skill, and I’m happy to share my knowledge with you so that you can express your ideas more effectively in English.

I specialize in helping students interested in art and design. I know the vocabulary that artists and designers need, and I know the kinds of language tasks that are expected of them. I've helped students prepare presentations to talk about their work in meetings, write artist statements for gallery shows, or proofread English subtitles for their films. I've given feedback on CVs and resumes, taught critique skills, and helped students prepare for interviews. I can also help people that want to sell their work online and want to be sure their About page content is good or their speaking is correct in their videos.

I help students to reach their goals quickly with patience, encouragement, and humor. I'm very organized, friendly, and I have a lot of teaching experience. I've worked with low-, intermediate-, and advanced-level students from many different language backgrounds.

I've taught listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as grammar and pronunciation. I know a lot of tools and strategies to help students succeed, and I have many years of experience with creating custom learning materials.

If art or design is your passion, I can help you to speak, critique, and write about it in English. I work with clients at beginner, intermediate, and advanced English levels. Check out my courses and video to learn more, or book a trial lesson so we can talk about how I can help!

Teacher Stats

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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Academic English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction

Résumé

Education

2009 - 2011
M.A. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
St. Mary's College of California - Moraga, CA
Thesis: Using Web 2.0 Tools to Motivate Adult ESOL Students: A Handbook for Teachers
1995 - 1999
B.A. Studio Art/Art History
University of Minnesota, Morris - Morris, MN, USA
Focus on Fine Art - Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography

Work Experience

2016
English Language Specialist
Lighthouse Communications - San Francisco Bay Area, CA
I did in-person and online language coaching with a focus on pronunciation/communication.
2012 - 2016
Instructor and Level Coordinator
Academy of Art University - San Francisco, CA
I taught English for art and design to low beginner and intermediate learners.
2011 - 2012
English Teaching Fellow
University of Macau - Macau SAR, China
I taught general English for low beginner and intermediate learners.

Certifications

2006 - 2008
TESL Certificate
University of California, Berkeley Extension - Berkeley, CA

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