I have worked as a tutor for eight years. Within that eight years, I have also gained TESOL certification and taught in North America and Europe. I have taught in private and public schools. My experience ranges from teaching Korean students learning English to teaching Canadian students preparing for the SAT exam. Currently, I have been teaching English at the middle and high school level for six years.
My teaching style is best described as research-based. Specifically, my teaching is grounded in the research of John Hattie and Robert Marzano, who both agree on a few teaching practices: - spaced and plentiful practice - clear lesson objectives - feedback (formative & self assessment) - direct instruction of new material - chunking of new materials- small steps - meaningful cooperative learning - visual representations of new learning - summarization of new learning
The best "awards" I get are when my students come back and tell me I prepared them very well for high school :-)
B. Ed., B.A., currently pursuing M.Ed.
You can read more about my teaching philosophy at my educational blog @ blackboardtalk.com
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Study Skills, Writing, ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Easter, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading