To use my more than 20 years of teaching experience to create a structured, engaging and supportive environment for students in which they enjoy learning while making solid, measurable, educational gains.
PRIVATE PRACTICE, SAN FRANCISCO, 2005-PRESENT
Private remedial instruction for students in reading, spelling, language comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary and math.
THE JEWISH COALITION FOR LITERACY, SAN FRANCISCO, 2005-2006
Volunteered my services as a reading specialist, assisting low-income students who had reading difficulties at Bryant Elementary School in San Francisco.
ENGLISH TEACHER IN PRIVATE PRACTICE, SAN FRANCISCO, 2001-2004
Provided private English instruction to foreign students, with a focus on reading, writing, speaking and comprehension.
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY, 1998-2001
American Language Institute at San Francisco State University: Taught reading, writing, speaking and comprehension to beginner through advanced-level students. The curriculum included introduction to academic skills, with an emphasis on increasing students’ fluency and accuracy, as well as helping them develop strong interpersonal and social skills.
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000
American Language Institute at San Francisco State University: As a Senior Teacher, responsibilities included mentoring student teachers, supervising curriculum planning, and giving feedback on presentation, classroom management and lesson planning skills, as well as evaluating student teacher performance.
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY, 1999
Learning Assistance Center at San Francisco State University: Provided remedial reading and writing support for freshmen who were far behind their grade peers. Tutoring included overall reading strategies and fluency skills, idea development for writing, essay organization, proofreading, and study skills training.
ASPECT INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE SCHOOLS, SAN FRANCISCO, 1993-1996
As a classroom instructor, developed curriculum and test materials, taught grammar, reading, writing, speaking, comprehension and pronunciation, as well as elective courses on a variety of subjects to academically-bound international students in an intensive learning setting.
SAN FRANCISCO INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH, 1996
Taught reading, writing, speaking and comprehension to academically-bound international students in an intensive learning setting.
STRATEGY WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS, SAN FRANCISCO, 1995
As an English instructor for beginning through high-intermediate immigrant adults, evaluated and assessed student levels, developed and taught a customized curriculum for a workplace-training program, created and taught basic life-skills classes, and established effective methods of instruction for a challenging classroom environment that combined pre-literate and literate students.
PRIVATE TRAINING WITH SANDRINE HAHN, M.A., LEARNING SPECIALIST, 2005
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000/ GPA 4.0
M.A. in English, with an emphasis in Education and TESOL (ESL)
TRANSWORLD TEACHERS, SAN FRANCISCO 1992
Teaching certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 1980
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
Trained in the following Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes: LiPS, Seeing Stars, Visualizing & Verbalizing and On Cloud 9 Math. Also completed graduate coursework in Learning Styles and Strategies in the Classroom, Phonology and Morphology, Pedagogical Grammar, Teaching Speaking/Comprehension Skills, Teaching Reading/Writing Skills, and Adolescent Literature.
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