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Donald

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English
Native
,
Spanish
B2

About Me

The new school year is ramping up while Summer (in the Northern Hemisphere) is winding down! Let's make the most of what remains of 2018 by working together towards the goal of improving your English. :)

Here's a little bit about me:

My name is Donald and I live in Chicago: the beautiful City by the Lake. I have a Master's Degree in English and have taught English Language and Literature for nearly ten years to both adults and teenagers. English is a beautiful, complex, and -- at times -- maddening language. But we love it and want to keep improving in it, right? :)

Take a look at the introductory video here (switch on the English-language subtitles by clicking the CC button in the lower right corner!) and thank you for considering me as a partner in your English-language journey!



Teacher Stats

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class411
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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Homework
Learning Materials
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction

Résumé

Education

2005 - 2008
MA English
Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, Michigan
English Literature
2000 - 2005
BA English
Marygrove College - Detroit, Michigan
English Literature

Work Experience

2009 - 2013
Adjunct Professor of English
Grand Rapids Community College - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Taught English Composition and English Literature
2007 - 2008
Adjunct Professor of English
Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, Michigan
Taught English Composition

Certifications

2017
TEFL/TESOL Certification
International TEFL Academy - Chicago, Illinois
TEFL/TESOL Certification course
2014 - 2014
Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera
Instituto Cervantes - Chicago, Illinois
DELE - Nivel B2
2009 - 2009
Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera
Instituto Cervantes - Chicago, Illinois
DELE - Nivel B1