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Hilary

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Sobre mí

I have a Masters degree in teaching ESL (as well as a Masters in city planning from Harvard) and also work as a speaking rater for TOEFL iBT. I have taught university-level ESL for a number of years, with almost a thousand students of all nationalities, from beginners to advanced.

I would describe myself as relaxed, encouraging, and sympathetic. I home-schooled my own three children from kindergarten through high school and I believe a stress-free, happy, and enjoyable learning environment keeps students motivated and enthusiastic.

I specialize in teaching speaking and writing for English language tests. I focus on the specific skills you need to get good scores and I give you plenty of practice during each class session.

My availability is limited because of my TOEFL scoring job and other tutoring jobs. If you would like to schedule a lesson when I am not available, message me ... I may be able to work you in!

Because my teaching hours are limited, PLEASE schedule your lessons ON THE HOUR (meaning, for example, at 9:00, not 9:30). Otherwise I will ask you to reschedule a half-hour earlier or later.

For lots of articles about grammar, vocabulary, and other topics, read my blog at http://eslbootcampglobal.com/blog/

*** I started teaching ESL to foster understanding and better relationships among people around the world. Therefore, I strongly object to the policies of our current U.S. President. ***

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Experiencia como profesor

Principiante
Principiante avanzado
Intermedio
Intermedio avanzado
Avanzado
Avanzado superior
American English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Proficiency Assessment
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Listening Comprehension
Phonetics
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
ACT
CAE
CPE
FCE
GMAT
IELTS
PET
SAT
TOEFL

Curriculum Vitae

Educación

2016 - 2016
How to teach IELTS
Cambridge English Teacher
certificate
2012 - 2016
ESL Instructor
University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY
As a part-time instructor, I have taught from three to five Intensive English classes per 8-week term (a total of 59 classes to date). Students have ranged from pre-literacy to advanced levels and subjects have included writing, reading, grammar, and listening/speaking. I also headed the program’s administration of TOEFL ITP tests to 250-300 students. I developed standardized procedures for administering the test and ensuring security and accurate scoring of the tests and was responsible for staffing test rooms.
2011 - 2014
MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Murray State University - Murray, KY
1978 - 1980
Masters in City and Regional Planning
Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
1971 - 1975
BA in English and American Literature/Psychology (double major)
Brown University - Providence, RI

Experiencia profesional

2012
TOEFL Speaking Constructed Response Rater
Educational Testing Service - Princeton, NJ
Working online, I review and assign scores to TOEFL iBT test takers’ spoken responses to a variety of prompts.
1981 - 1989
Manager of Technical Communications
Jerrico, Inc. - Lexington, KY
I was responsible for all technical communications functions for Jerrico, Inc., a $700-million foodservice company operating Long John Silver’s Seafood Shoppes and Jerry’s Restaurants. My responsibilities included writing, designing, revising, and updating operations, training, and administrative manuals and employee handbooks.

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