I am an experienced educator with a passion for teaching. I have graduated from Bard College with a BA in Cognitive Psychology. I have 10 years of experience teaching in various settings as well as various age groups ranging from 6 years old to college age students. I was a university professor in South Korea where I taught at the Immersion English Language Institute of the Far East University for 2 years. While there I taught my students English as well as prepared them for a global Workforce. In the past I have used my psychology degree to tutor elementary school students with learning disabilities such as ADD / ADHD and dyslexia. My intervention helped them improve their grades from Ds to A's and B's. Throughout the process I communicate clearly and frequently with the parents.
As a university professor in South Korea I taught English to classes of 20 students or more. I developed my own curriculum, wrote my own lesson plans and assessment tools and performed classroom management. While there is no substitute for school I find that learning one-on-one or in small groups can be more effective. I can individualize the lesson plans to the specific needs of my students. And watching those students quickly overcome material that was previously challenging is the greatest satisfaction a teacher can get. In tutoring session I can achieve what I can’t do in a classroom: I can perfectly customize my teaching to the needs of the student. Throughout the process I communicate clearly and frequently with the parents.
I try to cultivate in my students a love of learning for the sake of learning. Of course there are always those difficult days when a student is tired or would do anything other than homework. To maintain interest and motivation I keep my lessons fun, interesting and exciting. I convey information in a simple and clear fashion, set learning goals that are within reach and I make sure to praise them when they do reach those goals. Ultimately, the best way to motivate a student is by listening to them and gaining their trust.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Bard College - Current Undergrad, Psychology
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College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
Study Skills and Organization