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Lessons offered by Natalie
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • Accent reduction - English
Levels
  • All Levels

Highly qualified ESL instructor with a passion for learning and languages in Orlando

Methodology

I have a passion for learning and languages and specialize in teaching non-native speakers of English of all ages in reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary development. Scaffolding is a major part of my teaching, so there is a lot of instructional support from my side. I provide constructive feedback on a regular basis as well.

Background

I have a Master of Multilingual Multicultural Education (TESOL) with 15+ years of teaching experience in the United States and abroad. I have taught middle school, high school, and university students with a specialization in ESL reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, and vocabulary.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $130
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $275
Lessons offered by Natalie
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • Accent reduction - English
Levels
  • All Levels

Natalie's resume

EDUCATION
• M.S., Multilingual Multicultural Education (TESOL), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2003
• M.S., Urban Planning, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2001; Specialization: Development Planning
• B.A., Political Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 1999; Minor: French

ACADEMIC HONORS and FELLOWSHIPS
• Outstanding Honors in Arabic, Florida State University, 2001
• President’s List, University of Central Florida, 1998
• Douglas Rudy Fellowship, French Program, Centre Linguistique du Collège de Jonquière, Québec, 1997
• Dean’s List, University of Central Florida, 1995-1999
• Freshman Honors for Outstanding Academic Excellence, University of Central Florida, 1995

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Adjunct English for Academic Purposes Instructor, Valencia College, Orlando, FL, Jan. 2020 to Apr. 2020
Communications Division, West Campus
English for Academic Purposes 0440 (2 sections): 1 semester, 50 degree seeking English Language Learners (ELLs)

Adjunct English Instructor, Seminole State College, Orlando, FL, Aug. 2018 to Apr. 2020
Department of English Language Studies
English for Academic Purposes 0320: 1 semester, 8-10 degree seeking ELLs
English for Academic Purposes 1620: 1 semester, 20 degree seeking ELLs
ESOL Program, Levels 1-6, Beginner to Advanced Speaking/Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar:
4 semesters, non-degree seeking students
English Language Institute Fundamentals Reading: 1 semester, 5 students, non-degree seeking ELLs

ESOL Instructor, SIOP Mentor, Lake Mary Preparatory School, Lake Mary, FL, Aug. 2014 to Aug. 2018 English Language Learner Program (ELL) – Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol Model (SIOP)
• Conducted placement testing; devised departmental standards and content and language objectives for each course, taught ESOL content-based courses to prepare ELLs for mainstream English courses in a college preparatory setting; mentored teachers in SIOP strategies through informal classroom observations and feedback; interacted with ELLs at the dorms for extracurricular events, PowerSchool, Canvas, Blackbaud, Edmodo
Developmental Language 1 and 2: Low to Mid Beginner: 4 years, 5-15 students
ESOL 2, 3, 4: Low, Mid, and High Intermediate: 4 years, 5-20 students
ESOL American History: Low to High Intermediate: 3 years, 8 - 30 students
ESOL World History: High Beginner: 1 year, 6 students
Introduction to English: Mid to High Advanced: 1 year, 12 students

Interim ESL Program Director and ESL Instructor, Florida International College, Orlando, FL, Mar. 2013 to May 2014
Global Exchange Program – American English and Culture (AEC) & Content Area Studies (CAS)
• Designed and implemented communicative-based CANVAS LMS course for ESL students; conducted post-conferences and mentoring for South Korean ESL students during their practicums; established and created course outlines, syllabi, and student practicum guidelines (for 12 majors) for Global Exchange Program
AEC 0300 and 0400: Low to Mid Beginner and Mid to High Intermediate English: 6 sessions, 120 students CAS 0400: Mid to High Intermediate English: 1 session, 25 students
• Integrated speaking, listening, reading, writing content-based tasks as they related to each major

Lead Instructor and Curriculum Developer, Valencia College, Orlando, FL, July 2010 to Dec. 2012
Intensive English Program – Continuing International Education
• Assisted in creation and implementation of administrative policies such as academic probation, attendance, grading, and classroom guidelines for instructors and students; evaluated textbooks and materials; adapted a written placement test based on ACTFL guidelines; organized group instructor curriculum projects; conducted instructor meetings and new instructor orientation as it pertained to the curriculum; and drafted and edited various Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) reports
Level 3: High Beginner English: 1 quarter, 10 students
• Experimented with scaffolding, visuals, and contextual clues to teach basic communicative English
Levels 5 & 6: Mid and High Intermediate English: 2 quarters, 7-18 students
• Taught English using communicative approach with theme-based curriculum
Levels 7, 8 & 9: Low, Mid & High Advanced English: 8 quarters, 10-18 students
• Integrated academic reading, writing, speaking, and listening with critical thinking skills • Lectured in essay form and function, and effective oral presentation skills

Adjunct English Instructor, Seminole State College, Orlando, FL, Aug. 2010 to Dec. 2010
Department of English Language Studies
ESOL Low Intermediate: 1 semester, 28 non-degree seeking students
• Focused on improving reading, listening, and speaking for low intermediate non-native speakers of English
English for Academic Purposes 0400: 1 semester, 25 undergraduate non-majors
• Lectured in academic reading skills and grammar for first English credit course in college English Instructor,

Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 2008 to June 2009
Department of Humanities – College of Arts & Sciences
Remedial English 009: 2 semesters, 30 undergraduate non-majors per section
• Emphasized basic composition structure and types, and coherent and cohesive theses
Rhetorical English 101: 2 semesters, 15 undergraduate non-majors and majors per section
• Achieved 100% student participation in APA research-based debate with objective to enhance students’ critical thinking and collaboration skills despite polarized national political climate; modified rhetorical writing curriculum to incorporate student-centered learning; focused on persuasive writing and oral delivery

Language Instructor & Writing Coordinator, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait, Sept. 2005 to June 2008 English Language Unit – College of Business Administration
English 106 Writing: 5 semesters, 20 undergraduate non-majors and Kuwaiti military personnel per section
• Taught beginning composition for first English credit course in the college; promoted within six months to 106 Writing Coordinator which required oversight of 8 instructors and curriculum development including assessment, syllabi, rubrics, and criterion-referenced grading systems
English 106 Reading: 1 semester, 25 undergraduate non-majors
• Applied reading comprehension skills to examination of various texts
English 106 Listening & Presentation: 4 semesters, 25-30 undergraduate non-majors per section
• Nominated to devise and edit general English placement exam for all incoming university freshmen
English 126 Research Writing: 2 semesters, 18 undergraduate non-majors per section
• Applied research writing principles of investigation, analysis, composition, and citation for academic term paper using MLA; edited multiple drafts; evaluated students on oral presentation topic related to term paper

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