ESL Instructor/Coordinator World Relief Chicago • Instructor of a level three ESL class for newly arrived refugees. • Effectively incorporate standards-based curriculum with online tools as well as typing and computer skills into classroom learning. • Connect students with opportunities for higher education, scholarships, financial aid or better job placement. • Administer standards based placement tests, post-tests, and registration requirements. • Instruct students in culturally appropriate behavior and American customs. • Present a wide range of civics with corresponding appropriate activities such as visiting the local library and hosting guest presenters from local banks, businesses, and government agencies. ESL Presenter and Participant at the IACEA Conference March 2014 • Presented “Creative Stations in the ESL Classroom” as a workshop option, which provided co-educators with ideas of how to organize lessons in a station format to maximize their time and resources. Private ESL and Reading Tutor- Multiple Families 2008-Current Teaching Grammar, reading skills, everyday language skills, culture
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Awarded Northeastern Illinois Graduate Merit Scholarship 2018 Awarded Best Buy Scholarship for Community Service and Leadership in 2007 Illinois Adult and Continuing Education Association Conference (IACEA)Scholarship Winner 2014
Northeastern Illinois University Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL BA in Intercultural Studies Certificate in TESOL (18 credit hours)
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