Hello! My name is Janet and I would like to meet you.
I would like to help you improve your English and improve your communication skills. I am a professional teacher and I can help you succeed if you are ready to learn. I have helped many students who have gone on to better jobs, better relationships, and better lives. Many of my former students are at University or are working in successful business careers.
Let me know what you want to do with your future. How will learning better English help you move closer to your goals? firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN THE STUDENT IS READY, THE TEACHER WILL BE THERE!
When you are ready, please contact me to discuss your decision to improve your English and how we can work together to reach your goals.
Here are some basic things about me:
Before I started University, I worked in many different governmental offices, including the Michigan Department of Social Services, Michigan Department of Transportation and The Michigan House of Representatives and The Michigan Senate. While living in Greece, I also worked in the Irish and Indian Embassies.
In addition to Private English Tutoring, I have worked for six years as a Teacher Trainer and English Language Consultant for a large International Publishing Company and have traveled extensively throughout Greece and Cyprus promoting English Language Course books, doing book exhibitions and teaching teachers how to improve their English lessons.
I have both academic and professional business career experience.
MASTER OF ARTS, Michigan State University, Major: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHER EDUCATION; GPA: 3.8/4.0. Areas of Emphasis: Curriculum Construction, Principles of Curriculum Improvement, Philosophy of Education, Elementary Reading Instruction, Advanced methods of Writing and Language Arts, Diagnosing Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia, and Reading, Writing and Learning in the Content Areas. Developing Effective Speaking Skills. Improving Listening Skills for English Competency
BACHELOR OF ARTS, Michigan State University, Major: ART EDUCATION, Areas of Emphasis: Printmaking, History of European Painting from 1760-1907. Studio Art courses included Life Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry Making, Woodworking, Byzantine Icon preparation and painting.
Strong commitment to communication skills. Experiences with British, American and Greek systems of education have reaffirmed belief that basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening and thinking are most essential tools for public and personal success. Six years of successful preparation and execution of educational seminars for teachers and language school owners on subjects ranging from ‘teaching mixed ability students, teaching students with learning problems and especially students with dyslexia. Other seminars prepared included, ‘teacher-made classroom materials,’ ‘testing and evaluation,’ ‘classroom management,’ ‘curriculum planning’ and ‘methods of teaching oral and listening skills.’
PRIVATE ENGLISH TUTOR, Athens, Greece, 2001-2013, an average of 15-20 hours per week was devoted to teaching English to students of all ages including adults. Emphasis placed on preparation for all exams, especially Cambridge First Certificate of English and Cambridge Proficiency in English as well as both Michigan ECCE and ECPE levels. Other exams have included TOEFL, TOEIC and other university entrance exams.
PRIVATE TUTOR for IB English students assisting with TOK, Extended Essay in English, History, Economics and Psychology. Also qualified to teach Art Education curriculum as well as studio Art.
SUPERVISOR, British Council, Athens, Greece. Supervised periodically for the twice annual Cambridge University Examinations for Lower and Proficiency levels of English as a Second Language. Duties included, supervising 5-10 teacher/invigilators, organizing testing areas, coordinating room assignments for individual test candidates, organizing test papers and accompanying papers, and ensuring security standards were met.
More than Twenty successful years teaching in U.S., Greece and on-line. A broad knowledge of multilingual/multicultural students both elementary and adult, gained in various school settings, including two years teaching at Michigan Community College in Comprehensive adult reading program and one year in Michigan high school enrichment reading program. Extensive teaching experience in multilingual settings in British, American, and Greek private and public schools in Athens, Greece and Lansing, Michigan.
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