With a BA in English Language Arts and TEFL/TESOL certification, I possess over twenty-five years of experience teaching/training adolescents and adults in classrooms and online.
I have a deep love for the humanities, particularly literature, and history. Though I enjoy learning about and sharing all subjects of both disciplines, I'm especially fond of Gothic and supernatural literature, 19th-century and Edwardian authors, and the Roman/Byzantine, medieval, and Enlightenment eras. I also appreciate sharing pop culture, and "hidden history" or "facts off the beaten path"--strange, obscure but very interesting information not usually taught or known.
My teaching philosophy and methodology involve "Socratic flexibility"--frequently probing student knowledge bases, insights, and observations through frequent questions, and helping to expand their comprehension by utilizing modes beyond basic rote learning. I also employ an interdisciplinary approach when teaching; it's not just about analyzing a poem, it's also about considering the current events, culture, and life experiences affecting the author.
I LOVE teaching and tutoring because I get to share my interests and experience with like-minded people of all ages. Too, I enjoy those "Aha!" moments--seeing the lightbulb go off when students grasp complex or difficult topics. Most of all, I appreciate learning as much from my students as I hope they learn from me.
As with any language, learning English can be both difficult and rewarding--it all depends on effort and consistency.
Each student is different when acquiring languages. For some, it can take just a short time to pick up usage, syntax, and fluency, and for others, it may take a bit longer.
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