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Jessica McKinley

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English
Native
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French
A2

About Me

Hello! I'm Jessica, your new English Teacher : ) I'm from Ohio, in the United States, though I've lived in quite a few places around the world as well. Most recently I taught English to adults in China. Previously, I've worked with international high schoolers and immigrants and refugees in Dayton, Ohio. For the past four years I've worked exclusively with international citizens in both the US and abroad and am excited to continue working with you!

My qualifications include a TEFL Certification, a TESOL Minor and Certification, six months experience teaching adults in Ohio, six months experience tutoring adults in England, and this past year teaching adults in China. Beyond that, I worked with international high school students for a year, making my four years since graduating university exclusively related to international communication.

These are my main goals you'll see in my class:

--To get students communicating in conversational English. Language comes much easier when students are willing to talk regardless of mistakes made.

--To have a fun time while learning, as I believe that we remember so much more when we are interested and engaged. I do this by using interesting and authentic material including current affair articles and videos, song lyrics, games,

--To build verbal English skills that then expand to writing and reading fluency. Reading and writing both build vocabulary and are essential. We will also practice reading aloud our own work and others' to correct pronunciation issues we might have.

I hope to see you in class soon!

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Résumé

schoolEducation

2012 - 2016
B. A. English
Cedarville University - Cedarville, Ohio

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2020
Service Reception Coordinator
National Youth Advocate Program - Columbus, Ohio
Placement Coordinator for Foster Care Program
2019 - 2020
International Teacher
Education First- English First - Guangzhou, China
Taught English in levels ranging from Beginner to Advanced in small Face to Face classrooms consisting of up to four students, as well as Workshops, where up to 24 students could join.
2018 - 2018
International Dormitory Director
United Schools Association - Norfolk, VA
Graduated from residential advisor as a responsible companion to the director of the program and legal guardian to a group of 15 international students, many of whom were Chinese.
2017 - 2018
International Dormitory Advisor
United Schools Association - Methuen, MA
Acted as responsible companion to a group of 40 international students, many of which were Chinese.
2017 - 2017
Volunteer Tutor
Torquay International Backpackers - Torquay, England
Tutored foreign travelers who came through the hostel with short lessons that focused on fluent speaking.

diploma_2Certifications

2019 - 2019
Teaching Knowledge Test
Education First - Guangzhou, China
2018 - 2018
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Education First - English First - Guangzhou, China
Completed the online course that taught basic knowledge on how to effectively teach adult learners of a different language.