My teaching is geared towards having my students communicate in the target language. Listening to the needs of my students is first and foremost in my mind. I find out what their interests are and base my lessons around those interests. I am enthusiastic and engaging as well as encouraging, especially when it comes to speaking.
I am a CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) graduate with an additional 14 years of experience teaching French to high schoolers. I also speak Polish and Russian. I have taught individuals as well as groups.
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Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching) completed in Boston, MA (2019)
PA Certification in French, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA (2001)
BA Magna Cum Laude, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA (1986)
Major: Russian Language & Literature, Minor: French
English Instructor Techworld Language Solutions, Inc., Troy, MI Oct. 2019-Present
-Teach ESL students at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels with lessons in listening, reading, speaking and writing.
-Clarify language points including grammar, vocabulary, phonology and functions.
-Analyze students’ needs and tailor language activities to suit them.
Associate Administrator Medical Mission Sisters, Philadelphia, PA 2015-2019
-Plan projects and execute events to promote interaction between Associates and Sisters
-Coordinate contact with Sisters and Associates via video conferencing, email and phone
-Work as a member of a team to promote the associate (lay population) movement into the future
-Prepare an annual budget and manage receipts and requisitions for all expenses incurred
-Provide information and orientation for those inquiring and applying for membership
-Interact with the lay and religious population of the Society of Medical Missionaries
Travel Director Saint Basil Academy, Jenkintown, PA 2005-2014
-Secured and collaborated with Travel for Teens travel agency to design customized trips to France, Italy,
Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Morocco, Germany and Austria
-Recruited and trained teacher chaperones
-Created international travel programs to reinforce content learning and increase global awareness
for 21st century leadership
-Collaborated with TFT in marketing and design for multimedia platforms
French Instructor Saint Basil Academy, Jenkintown, PA 2000-2014
-Integrated language learning through technology (Skype, video presentations, PowerPoint)
-Initiated and coordinated educational interface between classroom in France and local students
-Designed and implemented capital fundraising campaign resulting in $32K for school
-Worked with students to produce and publish school’s yearbook using online software
-Developed student proficiency in oral and written French from beginning levels to Advanced Placement
-Enhanced student understanding of global cultures via trips, events and guest lectures
-Coordinated projects for technology, admissions, counseling, grade advising and scholarships programs
Perfect! She is an excellent communicator and has great enthusiasm for the subject. She took the time to focus on what I did not understand and help me get closer to the next level.
My student was very interested in learning the language, particularly the grammar. He does need more practice with speaking.
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