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Barbara

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I have ten years experience in the field of teaching and remedial education. My main area of specialization has been reading, and helping young children to become confident readers and overcome a range of reading difficulties. Reading is the foundation of all learning, and the importance of this skill cannot be overemphasized.
I then entered the field of adult education, obtained a Masters Degree in TESOL (teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Anaheim University, and gained considerable experience in ESL teaching. I have worked in 8 different countries and with many diverse and interesting cultures.
It is my passion and privilege to work with students of all ages and help them to read effectively and develop optimal communication skills. My aim in ESL teaching is to integrate the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, to promote academic and professional achievement.
I enjoy travel, volunteering, and various arts and crafts.

To all of my potential students: I promise that
- I will get to know you and what your needs are
- I will inspire and motivate you to achieve academically
- I will work as hard as you and make my lessons interesting and fun
- I will work tirelessly to give you the confidence and skills to succeed!

Barbara’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Rhodes University South Africa UNISA SA - Bachelors, Psychology, Social Work, English, Education

Graduate Degree: Anaheim University CA - Masters, TESOL

Hobbies

travel, volunteering, and various arts and crafts

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

Adult Literacy

College English

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Other

Phonics

Public Speaking

Special Education

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in student-centered teaching. The content of my lessons is based directly on the student's needs and interests. I aim to keep my lessons task focused, interesting, and enjoyable. I like to build a good relationship with each student and motivate them to succeed. I want them to be confident and work in a relaxed setting.