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$20/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Diana
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
Levels
  • All Levels

Experienced ESL instructor who will help you practice your English conversation skills by customizing lessons to your needs

Methodology

Providing students with feedback is vital to help students improve their skills and retain knowledge. I always integrate components that allow me to evaluate students in a way that gives them an insight into their strengths and weaknesses. I like to provide feedback about how to exploit their potential and about how to work with their areas of opportunity. I especially like to help students improve their conversation skills by focusing on talking about topics that they are interested in.

Background

I have worked as an English as a Second Language for 3 years teaching writing, listening and speaking, grammar, conversation, and conversation courses. My classrooms have ranged in size between 2 to 30 students. I have seen many of my students improve in the skills previously mentioned, with some of them achieving things like high scores in standardized tests such as the TOEFL. I have also helped students prepare for successful job interviews.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $80
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $180
Lessons offered by Diana
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
Levels
  • All Levels

Diana 's resume

OVERVIEW
I hold a master’s degree in creative writing (a bilingual program) from The University of Texas at El Paso and a bachelor’s degree in history and social studies from the same institution. Teaching has allowed me to witness other people's learning process and broadened up my ideas to help others take charge of their own learning. As an English instructor, I am always interested in witnessing the flexibility and nuances of language and helping people fill their linguistic gaps.

LANGUAGES
• English and Spanish

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
The University of Texas at El Paso
TESOL Certificate: Spring 2021-TBA

The University of Texas at El Paso
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Bilingual English/Spanish), May 2015
Thesis title: “Una fosa para Ana María”

The University of Texas at El Paso
Bachelor of Arts in History/Social Studies, August 2010
Minor: Education

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
The University of Texas at El Paso-English Language Institute (ELI)
Instructor
El Paso, TX. August ‘17-Summer ‘20
• Wrote lesson plans, created in-class activities, homework assignments, and discussion prompts.
• Provided students with feedback and necessary corrections in both oral and written formats.
• Contributed to the overall improvement of students’ linguistic skills.
• Helped students gain confidence in their speaking and conversation skills.
• Taught grammar, listening and speaking, and conversation classes to advanced and beginner students.

El Paso Community College (English Department)
Adjunct Instructor
El Paso, TX. August ’17-Present
• Write lesson plans, create in-class activities, homework assignments, and organize discussions.
• Provide students with feedback about their writing skills.
• Participated in the Master Teacher’s program, a project designed to improve pedagogical skills for 3 semesters.
• Have encouraged students to improve their writing and communication skills for almost 3 years.
• Have taught English composition at the remedial and college-level (grammar, paragraph and essay writing, and literature courses).
• Have been successfully observed by instructors’ coordinators every year.

El Paso Independent School District
Substitute Teacher
El Paso, TX. October ‘15-December ‘19
Have contributed to the
• Followed the lesson plans required for the day and create new ones as necessary.
• Enforced the rules established by the regular teacher and implement classroom management.
• Organized students and instruct them about their duties throughout the day.
• Provided the regular teacher with feedback.

University of Texas – Department of Creative Writing
a. Creative Writing Instructor
Spring ’14 & Summer ‘14
• Contributed to students’ better understanding of their creative work.
• Guided students in the creation of new content.
• Coordinated workshops that aimed to provide useful and fair feedback.
• Created lessons, organized discussions/workshops, and evaluated students’ assignments.
• Engaged students on reading and interpreting of literature.
b. Teacher Assistant for the Online MFA in Creative Writing
El Paso, TX. August ‘12-May 2015
• Played an essential part in the administrative tasks of the Online MFA in Creative Writing.
• Advised an average of 55 graduate students for the Online MFA in Creative Writing per year.
• Responded inquiries from potential MFA candidates (information about curriculum, faculty, the time required to complete it, etc.)
• Partook in the admission process as a member of the selection committee.
• Co-edited the Online MFA handbook.



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