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Kimberly Sorensen

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map_pinUnited States
4:20 PM (GMT-04:00)
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English
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65
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English
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8
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65

Speaks

French
B1
,
Portuguese
A1

About Me

Welcome to Verbling! I am a TESOL certified Adult Education teacher with 15 years of experience.
I spent two years living overseas and understand what it is like to learn a new language. Additionally, my husband is from Brazil, so my children and I are learning Portuguese. We love languages in our home!
My experience has been in academic settings (public school/community college), non-profit environments, and as a private tutor.
I spent many years working with preliterate and beginning students, building foundations for life skills and further education. For the past five years, I have been teaching advanced grammar and reading skills to adults working towards the TABE and TOEFL tests.
Before becoming a teacher, I studied and worked in the medical field and I enjoy teaching this specialized English.
I believe in empowering students for successful participation in their communities by accepting them at their current level and helping them make progress towards their personal goals.
Language learning is a journey and I would love to accompany you along your way!

Teacher Stats

watchWithin a few hours
timetablea year ago
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class65
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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
American English

Résumé

schoolEducation

1999 - 2002
University Certification - International Relations
University of Utah - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Focus on the cultural, political, and economic contexts of international relations
1999 - 2002
BS Social and Behavioral Health
University of Utah - Salt lake City, Utah, USA
Cross-disciplinary perspective on historical, economic, and cultural conditions of health

briefcaseWork Experience

2004 - 2019
ESL Adult Education Instructor - Lead Teacher
Horizonte Instruction and Training Center - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Instructor of all levels of ESL, developed preliterate curriculum, high-school readiness program, and built test-taking, job search, and employability skills
2008 - 2008
ESL Private Tutor for South Korean Olympic Bobsleigh/Skeleton Team
Private Tutoring - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Instructor of basic and intermediate conversation skills
2007 - 2007
ESL Adult Education Instructor
Asian Association of Utah - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Instructor of preliterate and basic ESL level, building life skills and job readiness

diploma_2Certifications

2013 - 2013
TESOL
LinguaEdge - Beverly Hills, California, USA
Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
2009 - 2009
TABE
CTB/MCGraw-Hill LLC - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Certificate for planning and administering Test of Adult Basic Education