I began teaching ESL as a volunteer. I taught English overseas twice, for a total or 3 years. I've taught Pre-K through 10th grade as well as adults, either in the U.S. or overseas. The subjects I've taught are as follows: Pre-K-6 & grades 9 & 10 ESL, elementary & secondary reading & writing, world cultures and geography, Texas history, grades K-5 Japanese, reading intervention, and sociology and ESL at the university level. In addition, I have tutored students in Japanese and French. I love teaching and am a great idea person.
I love using cooperative learning work stations as much as possible. I often use them for targeted-intervention in response to data.
As a high school student, I earned 1st place in the regional PTSA writing competition 2 years in a row. Also in high school, I won the Bronze medal in the Academic Decathlon Fine Arts category at the state level. I was selected to participate in the Rotary Club Student Exchange Program to Germany. 2 years in a row I earned awards of excellence in French while at the University of Texas in Austin. I also won Honorable Mention in the Japanese Speech Contest while at university. In addition, I even had one of my poems published in the Sam Houston Review when I was in graduate school.
Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language from Grand Canyon University Graduate Studies in Sociology at Sam Houston State Universiy Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology with a minor in French from the University of Texas at Austin
I'm a highly creative person, raised by an artist and art professor mother who comes from a family of artists.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, Civics, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Character Education, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, For All Subjects, Phonics, Close Reading