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When I realized eight years ago that teaching is my passion, I decided to make it my life's work. Since then, I have taught conversational and business English in Asia and South America and I have tutored IELTS, TOEFL, and the GRE verbal in those regions and online as well. I have my Masters degree in TESOL from Hunter College in New York City and currently I am a PhD student in applied linguistics. At the moment, I am teaching at Bronx Community College College and Baruch College. My tutoring and teaching philosophy places the student at the center of my lessons. I assess every student's needs and goals before sessions begin and I continue to monitor the student for any changes. This is important for me because no amount of intelligence or knowledge on the part of the tutor will be transferred to the student if the tutor does not understand the student well. After all, tutoring is a social and interpersonal activity that requires patience, adaptability, empathy, and creativity.

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Kelly’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Colgate University - Bachelors, Political Science and Government

Graduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Master of Science, Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)

Graduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Linguistics

Test Scores

GRE Verbal: 164

Hobbies

Camping, traveling, reading, learning new languages, playing the harmonium, and making the world a better place!

Tutoring Subjects

College English

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

GED Prep

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Verbal

High School English

Middle School

Other

Reading

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

TOEFL Prep

Writing


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