I have been been teaching college-based adult education language and computer literacy courses since 2010. I earned an MA in linguistics and a BA in computer science from UC San Diego.
I maintain a blog with tips on English composition and links to sample CBEST writing topics, courtesy of CSUN. I also have a blog with songs for learning the Hebrew alphabet along with contemporary vocabulary.
I have provided computer instruction in Spanish. I have used praat and audacity to model phonetic features of foreign and native accent. I have presented posterboard sessions on pronunciation with respect to voice-onset-timing and on Ukrainian dialects in the New World.
I recognize that learning differences require approaches that build on a student's strengths. There are three approaches to presenting new material: visual, aural, and kinesthetic. Experiential learning promotes retention.
It is important to check for understanding, especially when a student processes pragmatics in a different way from a neurotypical student. It is also important to check for understanding when a student is an English language learner whose written and oral English are at different levels. The current trend in academic work is group projects. Without extra preparation, these two types of students can easily fall behind.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelor in Arts, Computer Science
Graduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Master of Arts, Linguistics
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1450
SAT Math: 700
SAT Verbal: 750
yoga, Korean literature in translation, vegan cuisine, Tai Chi, folk dance, Persian culture, French film, Yiddish comedy, Mizrahi music, learning ASL
A Level Prep
A Level Citizenship
ACCUPLACER ESL Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening Prep
Basic Computer Literacy
CBEST - The California Basic Educational Skills Test
IELTS - International English Language Testing System Prep
SAT Subject Test in Modern Hebrew
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Technology and Computer Science