Donald

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English
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class
English
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486

Speaks

English
Native
,
Spanish
B2

About Me

2018 is almost over, so let's work together towards the goal of improving your English this year! :)

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 over ten years to both adults and teenagers. English is a beautiful language. It is also, at times, frustratingly complex. I look forward to helping you appreciate its beauty while masterings its complexity.

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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class486
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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

2017
Information Technology
Loyola University Chicago - Chicago
2000 - 2016
Senior Information Technology Analyst
Johnson Controls - Holland, Michigan
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