Hey! Are you looking for a teacher who can help you sound more native? Improve your fluency? Prepare your academic writing for university and TOEFL? Identify and overcome your English mistakes? Then let me help you!
I received my Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from University of Southern California. I've been helping prepare foreign language students for entrance into American colleges and universities for the past five years. I currently teach at an Intensive English Program affiliated with Orange Coast College, near Los Angeles. On completion of my program, students' English levels are acknowledged to be ready for their American classes. If you're looking for someone who can help your English become more academic and professional, then you have come to the right teacher.
I've taught English abroad in Japan, where I worked for a year. I've also taught English to famous Japanese singers, such as "King and Prince", a Japanese pop group. My experience as a musician and a singer has helped me incorporate music, for example lyric analysis, into my lessons. If you're interested in improving your listening and pronunciation through music, then I've got the activities for you.
My approach to teaching is very communicative, and I have presented research at conferences such as CA-TESOL promoting the use of communicative and collaborative activities. My students often work hard outside of class (learning vocabulary, watching videos, analyzing news articles) in order to make full use of class time to improve their communication skills and make improvements. I will design personalized objectives for you based on your needs and goals, and we WILL meet those objectives and goals. I can't wait to work with you!
University of Southern California (USC) - Los Angeles, United States
Focus on TESOL
Language Scholastics - CA, USA
Responsibilities included: (1) Developing and leading trainings for teachers and staff to promote a better school environment and provide more beneficial classes, (2) Observing teachers to provide positive, constructive feedback aimed at improving confidence, pedagogy, and reflective teaching, (3) Collaborating with individuals from wide-ranging backgrounds, including foreign professionals from China, Japan, Brazil, and Korea, (4) Counseling students and staff to make sure their academic, personal, and professional goals and needs are being met, (5) Handling student complaints and concerns professionally, (6) Coordinating events aimed at fostering community relations among a diverse student body, and (7) Developing new curriculum - developed a year long Business English curriculum spanning 8 different courses.
International Education Center - California, USA
(1) Teaching an advanced reading, writing, and grammar course, as well as advanced listening and speaking course aimed at preparing students for entry into prospective colleges and universities, (3) Preparing student communication skills through discussion leading projects, (4) Organizing workshops to enhance student life, and build fluency, (5) Advising and leading the International Volunteer Club at projects and events around across Orange County.
2019 - 2019
University of California Irvine - California, USA
Taught advanced listening and speaking classes in the intensive 10-week and 4-week English language program.
2014 - 2015
AEON - Nagoya, Japan
Prepared Intensive small group English lessons for college students and businesses. Designed strategies for students to help them achieve their English goals and increase their motivation. Kept detailed records of each student, including: goals, strengths, and areas of improvement.