...My greatest pleasure is in providing pathways by which a student can break through a learning challenge and touch the place inside that makes learning not only fun and exciting, but enables success -- both in the classroom and in life.As a former elementary-school teacher, I am highly experienced... (read more)
...No question is too small or too large. I enjoy helping students improve, no matter where they are in the writing process. My training as an instructor/tutor includes a Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from International House in Prague, as well as a Master's degree in TESL/TEFL from University of Birmingham in England. (read more)
...The research in the field of literacy acquisition has led to significant changes in our ability to teach all children to read. Yet, sometimes, in the complex demands of educational systems, students get lost and their specific needs are not addressed in a timely manner. When this occurs, the co... (read more)
...These are my teaching techniques:
1. Bilingual/Full immersion classes (depending on students' proficiency).
2. Use of cultural context to introduce Spanish grammar and vocabulary topics.
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...I became interested in gardening when I moved into a home with a very big backyard. I hired a gardener who was just starting out on his own in the business figuring while he had a head start we would learn gardening together. I enrolled and completed a two year extension course in horticulture ... (read more)