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Krista
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K
Krista
« Katy and I studied and worked together at San Diego State University where I looked to her for guidance and knowledge on how to teach. She is an experienced instructor and leader with the creativity, empathy, and know-how that is necessary when providing students with the best and most comprehensive experience! »
$35/h
1st lesson free!
Verified teacher profile
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Katy
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
Levels
  • All Levels

English Language Teacher with 10+ Years Experience Available for Academic English Prep

Methodology

My teaching method is focused on the individuals I instruct, with an emphasis on making the most of our time together. I work to create engaging activities. Having fun while working is essential for staying motivated, so we will share some laughs while we learn!

Background

I have a Master's in Applied Linguistics, and have studied English grammar, assessment, and reading and writing instruction. I have taught university-level writing classes, helping students to learn how to paraphrase, follow APA conventions, and understand academic writing prompts. My most recent work has been with undergraduates, but I have worked with students of all ages, from kindergarten to retirees, on literacy and language skills.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $35/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $150
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $300
Lessons offered by Katy
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
Levels
  • All Levels

Katy's resume

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, San Diego State University (SDSU) May 2020
• Comprehensive exams completed: ESL Reading and Writing, Language Assessment,
Sociolinguistics, and Seminar in Corpus Linguistics
Bachelor of Arts in French, University of Wisconsin - Madison May 2007


PROFESSIONAL SKILLS


Microsoft Office Suite
Blackboard and Canvas
Zoom, Skype
• TurnItIn
• Padlet
• Social media platforms


LANGUAGE SKILLS

French - advanced proficiency
Spanish - intermediate proficiency
Farsi - low-intermediate proficiency
• Korean - beginner, able to read Hangul
• Russian - beginner, able to read Cyrillic

EXPERIENCE

Teaching Tips Chair, CA TESOL 2021 Spring Conference 12/2020 - present
• Selecting and vetting Teaching Tips presentation proposals
• Collaborating remotely with TESOL colleagues from all over California
• Sharing information and communicating via Google products, Basecamp, and Zoom

Lecturer, San Diego State University 9/2020 – 12/2020
• Taught first level in required composition course for international and multilingual students
• Delivered instruction remotely: synchronous and asynchronous lectures and activities
• Maintained a flexible yet engaging learning environment through open dialogues with students
• Weekly live and pre-recorded lessons and mini-lectures delivered via Zoom
• Created quizzes, discussion boards, and other assignments using Canvas
• Engaged students in group activities with Google Suite products, including Jamboard
• Scaffolded student learning through creation of original assignment outlines and activities

Teaching Assistant, SDSU Department of Linguistics 9/2018 - 5/2020
• Taught three distinct levels in required composition course for international and multilingual students: Linguistics 100A, 100B, 200
• Delivered direct reading and writing instruction with a focus on vocabulary, grammatical accuracy, and academic genres
• Increased students’ writing confidence through detailed feedback in-person and electronically
• Identified student academic needs and responded via creation of scaffolded writing materials
• Pre-recorded Zoom lecture instruction sessions on a weekly basis

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Site Coordinator for Looking Glass Neighborhood, SDSU 9/2019 - 5/2020 
• Set up and maintained classroom setting for afterschool Fifth Dimension literacy program for up to 12 elementary school-aged children working with undergraduate students
• Maintained pen pal relationships with students to fulfill program’s mission of supporting biliteracy development
• Communicated with parents regarding students’ social, interpersonal and academic behavior
• Instructed undergraduate teaching assistants on effectively working with children ages 9 - 12
• Ensured a positive learning environment through group and individual interactive activities

Citizenship Instructor - International Rescue Committee, San Diego, CA 2015 - 2017
• Prepared adult students for the US citizenship examination
• Provided English language instruction relevant to the test setting
• Taught US civics and government topics relevant to the naturalization exam
• Interviewed, trained, supported, and coordinated volunteers for bi-weekly naturalization mock interviews
• Exceeded goal student numbers outlined in USCIS program funding grant
• Supported refugee and other vulnerable populations by connections to needed services

English Language Learner Teacher - West Elementary School, Jefferson, WI 2012 - 2015
• Delivered reading, writing, and vocabulary instruction to students whose primary home language was other than English
• Taught ESL and bilingual students in grades K - 5
• Co-taught with classroom teachers to deliver engaging vocabulary and literacy instruction
• Integrated into each classroom environment to instruct small groups of ESL learners
• Communicated with special education specialists to deliver literacy instruction to students receiving additional learning services

French Teacher - Kromrey Middle School, Middleton, WI 2011 - 2012
• Taught French language and culture to students grades 6 - 8
• Administered weekly mini-quizzes to monitor student progress in lieu of homework assignments
• Increased retention in the French program by 20%
• Co-led a French student exchange/study abroad for high school students in summer of 2012

English Language Instructor- Wisconsin ESL Institute, Madison, WI 2008 - 2010
• Taught grammar, writing, and communication courses in 10-week sessions
• Worked with small classes of lower- to intermediate-level adult ESL learners
• Engaged students with a wide range of ages and abilities

English Communication Teacher - Shin Han Boys’ Middle School, Pyeongtaek, S.Korea 2007 - 2008
• Taught weekly EFL communication courses to 400 students grades 7 - 8
• Provided lessons on American culture, language, and music

The 2 reviews on Katy
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2 recommendations

K
Krista

Katy and I studied and worked together at San Diego State University where I looked to her for guidance and knowledge on how to teach. She is an experienced instructor and leader with the creativity, empathy, and know-how that is necessary when providing students with the best and most comprehensive experience!

R
Ricky

I worked with Katy for two years at San Diego State University. Her passion for teaching really shines in the way she communicates with her students and in her engaging classroom activities. She is excellent at explaining complicated grammar and writing topics so they are clear. She also handles classroom issues with professionalism and grace. She is very dedicated to making sure that her students can perform at their highest potential.

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