John

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English
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English
Native

About Me

My name is John Clay. I am a native-speaking American Teacher offering 1-1 teaching and tutoring lessons on Verbling. I have over 30 years of teaching experience at all age and skill levels. I am a certified teacher (B.A. Ed), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT). I also have Advanced and Master Certifications for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Teaching English Online (TEFL Online) and Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL). My students find me very friendly, easy to work with and comfortable yet very knowledgeable, helpful and patient. I am very good at helping all of my students build confidence as they develop their skills. My teaching style is rather laid back while maintaining a safe and productive educational environment. I believe learning can be enjoyable, fun and even entertaining. I will work very hard to help you achieve your English speaking goals.

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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Children (4-11)
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Proficiency Assessment
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Phonetics
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction

Résumé

Education

1981 - 1985
B.A. History Education
Central Washington University - Ellensburg, WA
History Education and Athletic Coaching

Work Experience

2016
Teacher/Trainer
Intrepid Educational Services - Tacoma, WA
Currently deliver instructor-led courses about the US Stock Market by using proprietary curriculum. Currently prepare and deliver English as a Foreign Language lessons and tutoring in-person and through online video conferencing software.
2012 - 2016
Educational Specialist
The Tacoma Rescue Mission - Tacoma, WA
Delivered instructor-led courses for computers, history, math, reading, writing, economics and self-improvement. Provided private and group tutoring for GED completion.
2003 - 2012
Lead Instructor/Trainer
The Opportunity House - Buckley, WA
Delivered instructor-led MCSE courses using in-house curriculum. Also developed and delivered my own curriculum on the US Stock Market.
1998 - 2003
Lead Instructor/Trainer
Microlearning Centers, Salmon Computers - Tacoma, WA Seattle, WA Bellevue, WA
Delivered instructor-led MCSE courses using Microsoft curriculum in addition to developing in-house curriculum.
1989 - 1997
Attendant Counselor, Institution Teacher, Psychology Assistant, Sheltered Workshop Supervisor
Rainier School - Buckley, WA
Direct and indirect care and instruction, program development, research and implementation of programs for Developmentally Disabled Adults. Workshop and Shift Supervisor. Performed research, development, implementation and modifications of psychological behavorial programs.
1988 - 1989
Substitute Teacher
Sumner School District - Sumner, WA
Substitute Teacher for all grade levels and subjects
1987 - 1988
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Teacher
People's Christian School - Tacoma, WA
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies, Speech, Drama Teacher and Athletic Coach.
1985 - 1987
6th Grade Teacher, Vice Principal and Athletic Coach
Auburn Christian School - Auburn, WA
6th Grade Teacher for all subjects, Vice Principal, Bus Driver, Athletic Coach

Certifications

2017 - 2017
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Advanced and Masters
TEFL Full Circle - Online
Earned Advanced and Master Certifications for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Teaching English Online (TEFL Online) and Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)
1998 - 1998
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
CompUSA - Burbank, CA
Instructor led courses to prepare and earn Microsoft Certifications