Courtney

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English
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English
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English
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Turkish
B1

About Me

Hi there! How's it going?

I'm Courtney, and I'm from California. I've been teaching English for over 8 years now. How can I help you reach your language goals today?

If you're interested in speaking like a native English speaker from the U.S., look no further! I have years of experience teaching American slang, idioms, phrasal verbs, Business English, and more.

I am a highly professional TEFL-certified (130 hour, CELTA equivalent) teacher. I love connecting with and engaging my students and I always strive to bring my energetic personality to my lessons. I remain at all times a mature and dedicated teacher. I have experience teaching and tutoring a wide range of lessons.

I love finding out what interests you as a student and building the lessons off of that. For that reason I've assisted students with everything from test preparation to preparing a legal defense (and everything in between - creating a successful outline for essays, medical English, perfecting an elevator pitch, helping to launch a product in the U.S., and more). On top of that, I love to assign additional work if that's something that interests you. I strive to make my lessons as engaging for you as possible!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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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
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
BEC
CAE
CPE
ESOL
GRE
TOEFL

Résumé

Education

2008 - 2009
M.A. Languages and Cultures of Asia
University of Wisconsin Madison - Madison, Wisconisn
2004 - 2008
B.A. History and Sociology
University of California Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA

Work Experience

2009
Freelance English Language Specialist
Freelance - Freelance
Assists a wide range of clients in reaching their English language goals. Helps students to prepare for interviews, work through PowerPoint presentations, and more.
2014 - 2015
English Language Instructor
Private English School - New York City, New York
Developed weekly curriculum for classes of all levels, ranging from elementary to advanced (including a Cambridge Test prep course). Worked closely with top executives from around the world to help them improve their English according to their specific needs and interests.
2010 - 2012
English Language Instructor
Acibadem Medical University - Istanbul, Turkey
Worked closely with a core group of students to equip them with the necessary language skills to succeed in their medical coursework the following academic year. Assisted students with critical academic skills. Proctored exams and placed students in appropriate levels.
2005 - 2005
ESL Instructor
Girls Inc. - Santa Barbara, California
Taught reading skills to young ESL learners.

Certifications

2009 - 2009
TEFL Certification
Wisconsin English Second Language Institute - Madison, Wisconisn
130 hour, CELTA equivalent