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Christy

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English
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English
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Speaks

English
Native
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Spanish
B1

About Me

Hello! I am Christy and I am a fantastic teacher because I love working with people and helping them learn (and watching them succeed!). Education is IMPORTANT and I do my part to support learners on all levels.

The last 18 years I have worked in Education. I have earned a BA and MA in English, Teaching credentials, and a TEFL/TESOL certificate and have taught English language and writing from ages 5 through 60, including primary schools, high schools, universities, tutoring centers, and for Adult Literacy organizations. I have worked as an educator in 8 countries and have loved learning the various approaches to teaching, understanding different learning levels in my students, and how I can best support each of my individual students.

As a teaching style, I tend to focus on assessing the learning level of my students through questioning, and then encouraging them to think deeply about their assignment and analyze their own response. I provide a writing structure that helps them to frame their writing pieces in a way that logically and clearly presents their written response. It's important that my students are able to make connections between what an assignment requires with how they are shaping their response, that they understand the tools (steps) needed to formulate their communication, and also that they are able to identify areas where they can approve. It's important to recognize patterns in writing, language, and communication, and I help my students identify theirs in a way that helps them improve their English writing skills.

I'm also very friendly. :)

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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Australian English
British English
Canadian English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Colloquial English
Interview Preparation
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction

Résumé

Education

2005 - 2006
Teaching Credentials
Hazelwick School - West Sussex, UK
Teacher of English (Secondary School/High School Students)
2003 - 2004
MA in English
University of Sussex - Brighton, UK
English Literature

Work Experience

2016
Director of Educational Leadership Volunteer Programs
Venture Within - Global
English Language, English Literature, ESL Students, Language and Learning. Support students from various subject areas in various cultural settings.
2012 - 2016
Director of Educational Leadership Volunteer Programs
EDventure International - Global
English Language, English Literature, ESL Students, Language and Learning. Supported students from various subject areas in various cultural settings.
2011 - 2013
Academic Advisor, English Writing Instructor
Australian Catholic University - Melbourne, Australia
English Language, English Literature, ESL Students, Language and Learning. Supported students from the Health and Sciences, Nursing, and English Faculties.
2011 - 2013
Academic Advisor, English Writing Instructor
University of Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia
English Language, English Literature, ESL Students, Language and Learning. Supported students from the Health and Sciences, Nursing, and English Faculties.
2011 - 2013
Academic Advisor, English Writing Instructor
Victoria University - Melbourne, Australia
English Language, English Literature, ESL Students, Language and Learning. Supported students from the Health and Sciences, Nursing, and English Faculties.
2009 - 2010
Online Tutor, (Lead Role), Academic Advisor, English Writing Instructor
TutorVista - Online
English Language, English Literature, ESL Students, Language and Learning. Supported students from various subject areas.
2009 - 2010
Lecturer, English Writing
The Writing Program, University of California - Riverside, California
English Language, English Literature, ESL Students
2005 - 2009
English Teacher - High School/Secondary School
Hazelwick School - Crawley, UK
English Language, English Literature, ESL Students

Certifications

2010 - 2010
TESOL/TEFL
ITTT - Online
Teaching English as a Foreign Language