Brandi Forte

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English
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Spanish
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French
A2

About Me

Hello!
I love trying new things and getting to know about as many cultures and places 🌏as I can. I can help you build English skills for conversation, presentations, public speaking, business, social purposes or to better understand the lyrics to your favorite English songs.

I employ a student-centered and responsive approach that includes learning about the student and what real world contexts are meaningful to them. I support students in developing specific, personal mini-goals and checking for understanding in multiple ways. We work to develop various entry points for understanding and give attention to the process (not just the product) and a means for recognizing growth in understanding.

I grew up on the East coast and West coast of the United States and am fluent in both cultures 😉. I spent a long time in New York and California. I graduated from University of California San Diego (B.A. Sociology) and University of California Los Angeles (Masters of Education).

I am certified to teach in California and New York and am a veteran multiple-subject teacher, teacher-trainer, mentor and tutor. I have worked in the University context and outside of the classroom to support students. This one-on-one work includes many subjects (English, math, reading, essay writing, standardized test prep, presentation and public speaking and portfolio development) at levels of Elementary, High School, College and Graduate School.

I am also a lifetime learner, currently living in Mexico, eating looooooots of tacos 🌮, learning new recipes, cultural subtleties and how to speak Spanish and coding 💻.

In addition to my passion for learning and helping others, I enjoy traveling, nature, animals🐄, adventures🚵‍♀️, running, hiking, trying new sports, spicy foods , cooking, baking🍰, karaoke🎤, solo dance parties, ballet, theatre, music and the beach🏖.

Let's learn together!

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Résumé

schoolEducation

1999 - 2003
B.A.
University of California San Diego (UCSD) - San Diego, CA
Sociology

briefcaseWork Experience

2018
Online Teacher
Outschool - Remote
Academic and skill based classes
2018
Online Test Prep and Academic Tutor
Catalyst Prep - Remote
Academic and standardized test prep
2011 - 2018
Private Tutor
Private - Brooklyn, NY (2011-2017) and Jalisco, Mexico (2017-2018)
Multiple Subjects- Literacy, College Math, English Speaking, Reasoning Skills, Public Speaking and Presentations
2014 - 2018
Teacher (2014-2017) and Asst. Co-Director (2018)
Community Roots Charter School - Brooklyn, NY
Multiple Subjects
2011 - 2014
Program Administrator; Professional Development and Admin Coordinator
Teachers College, Columbia University - New York, NY
Teacher training and research based professional development for teachers, mentors and supervisors
2006 - 2011
Founding Co-Teacher
Community Roots Charter School - Brooklyn, NY
Inclusive Classroom Teacher

diploma_2Certifications

2007
Professional Credential Childhood Education Grades 1-6
New York State Department of Education - New York, NY
Multiple Subjects
2005
Professional Clear Multiple Subject Credential Grades K-6
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing - Los Angeles, CA
Multiple Subjects with an emphasis on English Language Learners K-Adult
2010 - 2010
TESOL
LinguaEdge - Los Angeles, CA
TESOL
2003 - 2005
M.Ed
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) - Los Angeles, CA
Masters of Education