I focus on building confidence in the students I work with. In my experience, I have found that teaching is not only about providing knowledge about grammar rules, writing and reading strategies, that the application of these tool needs to be coincided with confidence in using them.
I have been teaching ESOL for over 20 years and have a Master's Degree in the Humanities, majoring in Anthropology, Minoring in English Literature. I am presently a tutor for test preparation, ESOL learners and for students with difficulty in decoding while reading or grammar structures for writing.
*English Language Learning (ELL & ESOL)
*Language Arts Test Preparation
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Kelly Eppcohen is a highly skilled educator with teaching experience both abroad, (Europe, China, North Africa) and in the public and private sector in Miami, FL. As a tutor, she works with passion to enhance students’ oral, reading and writing skills, pertaining to all subjects. She believes firmly that building academic competence goes hand in hand with building self-confidence and that instruction needs to be individualized, to the learning needs of each student.
Strong interpersonal skills to build trustworthy student-tutor relationship
Patience & flexibility in working with students at their individual levels.
Known for excellent communication skills with students, parents, teachers and the administration
Passionate in motivating students to reach their potential and build self-esteem
2015-present | Student Success Network, Miami Country Day School, Miami, FL -Tutor
Individual and group tutoring for individuals struggling with phonics, syllabicating and vocabulary to improve decoding skills and accentuate reading comprehension to grade level
Writing composition specifically directed on grammar, organization and word usage in writing
Mentored international learners, including exchange students, to advance their oral, reading and writing skills in English to academic standards for school admissions
Developed reading and writing diagnostic tests to assess the individual needs of students
Homework help in all subjects: Lower and Middle School; reading comprehension /writing composition, history, math & science - upper school: reading and writing composition
Prepared middle school (all subjects) and upper school students (verbal reasoning, reading comprehension and writing sections) for SAT, ACT, ISEE admissions test, TOEFL and ERB assessment test
2006-2016 | English Department, Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores, Miami, FL -Language Arts Paraprofessional
Intensive Reading Specialist/ Head Language Arts Tutor: group instruction of middle and high school students in Intensive Reading Class to advance students’ reading proficiency in decoding skills, vocabulary usage, reading comprehension and written responses to pass the state ELA ((English Language Arts) and FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests), ACT and SAT
2013-present I EF Education First, Miami Beach, FL/ EF Teacher First: Online Platform: ESOL Instructor (traditional classroom and virtual instruction)
June - Aug. 2015 - 2016 ESOL INstructor Felician University (Barry University, Miami, FL) and Anglo America, South Beach, FL
English Instructor for high school to adult students from Europe, Asia and the Middle East
1999-2000 I Miami Shores Presbyterian Church, Miami, FL
Preschool teacher for 3-4 yr. olds
Developed and introduced educational learning activities to preschoolers to promote academic and social development
Jan. 2020 TEFL Teaching Certificate- Grammar Focus: LearnTEFL
Oct. 2018 Orton-Gillingham Certification
MCDS seminar: October 2018
OG approach to reading and writing for students with dyslexia
Sept., 2016 Barry University, Miami, FL:“English Teacher’s Backpack,” “Curriculum Development and Lesson Plans” and “ESL Educational Function Certification”
Aug. 1990 to 1992 Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China. Master’s research: “Pluralistic Medicine in Western Society”
Sept. 1989 to Feb. 1994 University of Saskatchewan S’toon, Sk., Canada
4-Year Honors Bachelor of Arts: Major: Ethnology; Minor English
Masters Degree: Medical Anthropology (Research International Research Scholarship Tianjin, China.)
Sept. 1988 to Dec. 1988 Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hangzhou, China
1984 to 1986 B.A. Undergraduate Scholarship: University
1990 to 1992 Two- Year International Student Exchange Scholarship- China and Canada.
1989 to 1994 Graduate Research Studies Scholarship (M.A)
University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
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