Hello, I am Chloe, and I am passionate about all things English! I have been teaching English at a South Korean kindergarten for the past several months, and I was TEFL certified as of October 2016. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May of 2016 with a BA in English Literature and a certificate in Global Cultures. I'd love to help with any ACT/AP English prep, as well as any other English-related teaching services required. I believe learning works best when the subject becomes relevant for the student, not just as something they "have" to learn, but as something that can help make life worthwhile. Learning should be a joy, not a chore!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelors, English
ACT Composite: 30
ACT English: 35
ACT Reading: 35
Harry Potter, violin, blogging, thrifting
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
COMPASS Reading Prep
COMPASS Writing Skills Prep
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
I strive to teach students through grounding new knowledge in their own personal experiences. My philosophy is based on creating intrinsic motivation; when people are interested in the subject at hand and feel it is relevant to their lives, that is when meaningful learning takes place.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
"Get to know you" games are a fun way for my student and I to get to know one another; I think it is important to have that personal connection before jumping into teaching. I'd also ask the student if there is anything specific they feel I should know about them to let them know that I am really invested and interested.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students become independent learners when they are truly interested in a subject; in order to make that happen, I'd strive to make learning relevant and interesting to the student, while also giving them ideas on how to learn--be it researching information on the Internet, watching documentaries, or going on excursions to places of interest.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Encouragement is motivating, as is the student reaching milestones they set for themselves. In the first few sessions, I ask the student what they'd like to accomplish; then, when they do accomplish their goals, they feel intrinsically motivated to keep going. They might also get an external reward, like a special field trip or something fun related to the subject, for some external motivation as well.