I am a graduate of Winona State University. I received my Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Languages) with a focus on second language acquisition. Prior to getting my MA, I was teaching English for up to 7 years. Preparation for standardized tests such as IELTS and TOEFL are in my expertise. I have prepared plenty of students who managed to ace the test and get the opportunity to study abroad.
Apart from teaching English, I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about College Reading and Writing. Working in the Writing Center of Winona State University and teaching Academic College Reading and Writing, I helped struggling students prepare for written assignments, proper documentation/ citation in APA and MLA along with structure and organization. Implementation of reading in writing takes most efforts on the side of students, therefore, I can easily help you in times of need.
My teaching style incorporates the elements of a Communicative Approach. In the approach, learners are at the center of instruction, the instructional materials are authentic and the teacher assists each learner to develop necessary skills, rather than drilling over and over again. My ultimate goal as an ESL teacher is to provide my students with high-quality instruction that addresses students' needs and facilitates student-teacher interaction. I desire to create a learning environment that is inspiring, making my students feel safe and secure. I want my students to remember me as a caring person with a true passion for teaching.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Miras University - Bachelor in Arts, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Graduate Degree: Winona State University - Masters in Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)
In my spare time, I enjoy watching sports and learning foreign languages.
CLEP College Composition
College Application Essays
Elementary School English
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
ISEE-Lower Level Writing