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Ellen - Prof academic english - Chapel Hill
$30/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Ellen
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literacy
  • Test Prep
  • Oral Expression
  • Phonetics
  • Rhetoric
Levels
  • All Levels

I love language!! This lifelong student and teacher of language wants to help you with your English.

Methodology

My teaching approach is driven by context (how/when/where does the learner need/want to use the language), and takes into account current levels of proficiency. I believe that language drives success in all areas of life, and that personal expression is humankind's greatest power. I also believe that language learning can and should be fun, engaging, and purposeful. Much of my teaching is through games and improvisation, giving the learner an opportunity to apply language spontaneously and practically.

Background

I have studied French language since I was 12 years old. I continued to study French throughout middle and high school, and received a degree in French and teaching language in college. I have also always had a general love of language--language acquisition in particular. In graduate school, I took courses in linguistics and speech-language pathology. I also have certification in teaching English as a Second Language, K-5 General Curriculum, and have a master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education. I am fascinated by all aspects of language: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $30/h
Lessons offered by Ellen
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literacy
  • Test Prep
  • Oral Expression
  • Phonetics
  • Rhetoric
Levels
  • All Levels

Ellen's resume

Work Experience
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Chapel Hill, NC
Estes Hills Elementary, Kindergarten Teacher, August 2016 - present
● Develop and implement kindergarten curriculum, aligned with state standards, and designed to
ensure growth for every student in every area of development
● Create relationships with students and their families that promote success for students in and out
of the classroom
Estes Hills Elementary, French Teacher, Aug 2011 – August 2016
● Developed and implemented elementary level French curriculum to 350 1st-5th graders, designed
to move students from novice-low to intermediate level fluency by providing opportunities and
experiences that encouraged meaningful communication
Estes Hills Elementary, EC Resource Teacher, Sep 2010 – Aug 2011
● Developed individualized education plans (IEPs) for atypically developing students, grades K-5
● Modified regular curriculum to facilitate students’ achievement in all academic areas
● Collaborated with teachers and other service providers to ensure that students’ needs were served
● Attended all IEP meetings, and ensured that services and meetings were in compliance with IDEA
mandates
Program Supervisor, Community Schools, Nov 2007 – Sep 2010
● Supervised the district’s after-school program at ten elementary schools
● Recruited, hired and supervised staff of 60 Group Leaders
● Assisted in hiring, supervision, training and evaluation of ten Site Directors
● Scheduled and provided staff development for all staff
● Planned and managed off-site and on-site activities for Summer Camp Program and teacher
workdays
● Assisted in budget planning and managed budgets for development, teacher workday, and
Summer Camp
● Coordinated with various CHCCS departments to ensure services to children enrolled in
Community Schools Program were delivered in a timely and equitable manner
● Coordinated services for children with special needs
● Worked with parents and specialists to ensure that children with special needs thrived in the
program
● Ensured program compliance with all Child Care Rules and Regulations, as well as fire and
sanitation requirements.
Seawell Elementary, Pre-K Head Start Lead Teacher, Sep 2006 – Aug 2007
● Developed and implemented individualized and developmentally appropriate curriculum for
three year-old children, in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards
● Maintained compliance with all state licensing requirements
● Established and maintained regular communication with parents
● Identified special needs and coordinated with various service providers to ensure that children
received any and all additional support necessary
● Collaborated with Seawell School staff to establish a positive working relationship and to ensure
that children in my classroom enjoyed every available opportunity to love school and to have
novel and enriching experiences
Department of Health and Human Services
(Division of Child Development) Raleigh, NC
Child Care Licensing Consultant, Nov 2001 – Sep 2006
● Provided consultation and technical assistance to preschool programs in maintaining compliance
with NC Child Care Requirements
● Provided pre-licensing consultation to prospective centers and family child care homes, issuing
child care licenses to qualified programs
● Monitored licensed child care centers and family child care homes for compliance with all
applicable child care requirements
● Provided technical assistance and professional development to child care providers in areas
requested
● Collaborated with other agencies in the community to provide assistance and services to child
care programs in my territory
Child Care Services Association, Chapel Hill, NC
Program Coordinator, Jan 1998 – Oct 2001
● Coordinated the NC TEACH Early Childhood Credential Scholarship Program
● Supervised scholarship counselors and administrative staff for the TEACH Program
● Provided outreach and training to early childhood programs and NC Community Colleges
● Counseled early childhood professionals pursuing degrees in early childhood education
● Established and maintained cooperative relationships with NC Community Colleges
Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Arts in Education, May 1991
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master of Education, May 1999
Additional Skills
● Certifications: Special Education (K-12); ESL (K-12); French (K-12) General Curriculum (K-5)
● Mac and PC literate
● Experienced in coordinating, tracking, and providing professional development for adults
● Experienced in maintaining compliance with regulations
● Experienced in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, observing and evaluating staff

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