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$20/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Jourma
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing expression - Spanish
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Spanish teacher offering 25 years of experience for tutoring or practical conversation.

Methodology

My teaching methodology is student centered. I incorporate the different Spanish cultures in Latin America and Europe for the students to gain an understanding of the Spanish language. This way students sound normal when speaking, not like robots.

Background

I have taught in the USA and abroad
- Vice-Principal of an American School in China
- English teaching and tutoring in Monterrey, Mexico
- Spanish teacher of all levels including Native Speakers courses
- I have taught ESL classes at the university level

Rates

Transportation Fee : $3
Rate for online lessons : $30/h

Details

Cancellation of a class will still be charged normal fee of $20.00/Hr, or $30.00 by webcam.

Lessons offered by Jourma
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing expression - Spanish
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Jourma's resume

EDUCATION_____________________________________________________________________________
2000 - 2004: Master's Degree - Master of Science in Administrative Education
University of Houston Clear Lake Webster, TX

1991 - 1995: Bachelor's Degree – Bachelor of Science Communication Houston, TX
Minor: Spanish/World Religion
University of Houston

CERTIFICATIONS________________________________________________________________________
2016: The Association of Christian Teachers and Schools USA
ACT teacher certification

2015: Defense Language Institute
English Language Trainer for Foreign Military Personnel Lackland AFB

2013: TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification (100 Hours) Houston, TX
Oxford Seminars


EMPLOYMENT______________________________________________________________________
2018-2019: San Jacinto Community College Houston, TX
Teaching advanced adult ESL students.
Focusing on listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
TABE Testing for assessment.

2018-2019: Yancy Tutorial Services Houston, TX
Tutoring grades 3-5 in reading and writing English

2015-2018: Founder and Vice-Principal Hefei, China
English Literature Instructor
English as a Second Language and TOEFL Instructor
Hefei No. 1 High School / 合肥一中
Vice-Principal and English/English Literature instructor of this school.
Integrating American cross-cultural understanding in my
student-centered ESL/English language curriculum for students
to gain a deeper appreciation for American culture and language.

2014-2015: Technical Studies Institute San Antonio, TX
Department of Defense, Lackland AFB
Providing linguistic and cultural instruction for the Department of Defense, other Federal Agencies and numerous customers around the world. Responsible for the Defense Language Program, and the bulk of the Defense Language Institute's activities involve educating DOD members in assigned languages, and international personnel in English. Other functions include planning, curriculum development, and research in second-language acquisition of English.






2009-2014: ESL Instructor Texas City, TX
College of the Mainland
Taught English as a Second to an adult multi-cultural community, ages 18-80, who were studying to pass the citizenship exam and to learn American English.
Instructed ESL, ESP, TEFL, TOEFL, and English specific courses to employees in the oil industry, nursing students, in the form of safety and vocational classes.
Integrated cross-cultural understanding of American culture in my classes for my students to gain a deeper appreciation of American English and our country.

1995-2004: ESL/ESP Instructor Houston, TX
Houston Community College System
Taught ESP, English for a Specific Purpose, to refinery workers
and vocational classes.

1995-2014: Spanish Instructor (Mexican/European) Houston, TX
Charter schools, private schools, and church schools
Taught Spanish I, II, and Native Speakers courses; incorporating
Spanish culture as well as grammar, short stories, and literature.
Developed a cross-cultural understanding of different Spanish speaking
countries for my students through independent and joint projects.

Volunteer Experience_______________________________________________________________________
2015-2018: Volunteering time and donations to local impoverished Chinese elementary school’s in
Anhui, China. Including English tutorials.
Involved in several extra curricular activities improving school moral and student
English understanding.
Leading cultural activities focusing on American culture and American-Chinese
relationships.
Leading a current events and Spanish club, where students volunteer their time to
learn an additional language

2005: Spanish Mentor in Houston, TX for private individuals in various business and legal
settings. Performing onsite interpreting from English-Spanish-English.

Additional Skills _______________________________________________________________
Languages: Spanish (fluent)
Travel: Mexico, China, Europe, Asia
Memberships: TASA, TOEFL, TESL, TEFL, PADI, Command Spanish

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