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Amy

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Hello, I'm Amy! I'm a New York State certified English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. I have a master's degree in TESOL. I taught direct instruction in schools with US curriculum in grades K-12 for 10 years. I taught adult English classes as well. I've taught in Wisconsin, New York, Iowa, California, Kyrgyzstan, India, Myanmar, and China. I taught English through content such as social studies, science, and the humanities. I loved teaching writers workshops and enjoy sitting one-on-one with students to improve their writing or reading strategies. I enjoy learning about my students so I can personalize the learning to their interests. I like learning to be student centered.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, volunteering for various community projects, and making jewelry. And of course, I love to travel and learn about new cultures.

I look forward to tutoring you and traveling with you through your personal learning journey.

Amy’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Morningside College - Bachelors, Theater with minor in English

Graduate Degree: Teachers College at Columbia University - Masters, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Hobbies

I enjoy writing, going to live theater, making jewelry, traveling, and hiking.

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

English

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

There are several things I may try. One is to step away from that concept for a moment and try something else, but come back to it later with fresh eyes and mind. Another tactic I may try is breaking the concept down into smaller pieces. I may try using visuals or hands-on learning materials to help a student understand the skill or concept. I will try presenting it in different ways until I find what speaks to the student.