I have an Ed.M in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and currently teach at an Intensive English Program at a large public state university. I have also taught in an inner city high school with at risk youths, and have been a counselor and mentor at various summer camps, working with elementary and middle school children.
My products are designed to address and improve concrete language and study skills in English Language Learners, while introducing them to age-appropriate content. They are designed with upper level middle and high school students in mind, as well as for university students and adult learners. Though there is a plethora of materials for younger lower-level ELLs, there is a paucity of materials for older lower-level students-I aim to rectify that with my products. They are made for both ease of use and adaptability, and most are 100% editable. For me, the purpose of education is to create situations which enable students to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that allow them to achieve their own learning goals. I firmly feel that students should be willing and motivated participants in their own education. My task as an English language teacher is to increase fluency as well as linguistic and cultural competence-skills becoming more and more central and necessary in our increasingly smaller world. To this end I believe in active learning in authentic contexts.
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Ed.M in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) — 2011-2013 BA in Philosophy with a minor in Psychology — 2003-2008
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