In this lesson students analyze the work of winners of the New York Times Learning Network's 2014 Student Editorial Contest as well as professional models from the Times editorial pages to learn how writers effectively introduce and respond to counterarguments. Then they write their own position pieces, incorporating counterarguments to strengthen their claims.
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You will love and hate it. One year, you will discuss literature with students (maybe five) who cannot get enough of it. The next year you may be bogged down in capitalization rules and the basics of writing. Take small bites. Ramp up to bigger things in logical steps. Think and work smarter, not harder. Embrace reading struggling writers' essays. Enjoy teaching poetry. Love knowing you are laying a foundation for students that they will build upon for the rest of their lives. It makes it worthwhile. My first year of teaching, I was determined to get them to remember and use behoove. 12 years later when students see me, it is the first thing out of their mouths. That's being an English teacher, being as memorable as the language itself.
Hi, my name's Art, I started teaching ESL 34 years ago in Salamanca Spain, then continued part-time while also teaching Spanish as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University where I received an M.A. in Hispanic Literature in 1988. I left another career about 7 years ago when my Venezuelan wife and I moved back to her home country, and there I also happily returned to my first career of teaching ESL. I began teaching there at the university level at the Universidad Arturo Michelena, but then realized I felt called to tutoring one student at a time. A few days ago, at the urging of the US embassy in Venezuela, my wife and I returned to the USA. The good news for students is that we have 100-122 Mega speed internet so the audio and video are of excellent quality! ---Many of my students were/are preparing for TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, NATO, or Trinity exams etc. so I have experience helping there. I got to module 3 of 5 with the ICAL TEFL institute based in London for certification in TEFL, but then realized that those courses are aimed primarily at classroom teaching methods, and have little relevance to one-on-one tutoring. If you want to know my qualifications, I suggest reading the comments of my students. They are the best judges of tutor quality.If you need help with exam preparation, CV editing, job interviews, pronunciation, presentations, etc. I'd be glad to help. Best of luck to you in your English studies, and remember never get discouraged. The key is hard work, and lots of patience and determination. Cheers!
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Some special needs students can really benefit from online tutoring because it takes place in a familiar setting. It can take a lot of time for some children to open up to a new teacher, and being in an environment they’re already comfortable with can expedite the process. That means some students will find it easier to hit the ground running with their new tutor.
Do not expect your students to be English majors. Understand that they don't all share the love of reading and writing and all things literary. If you understand that; if you meet them where THEY are (not where you expect or want them to be); if you are flexible with your time and your resources; and if the curriculum is not always the stuff the kids NEED to know, you'll be just fine. Also, keep granola bars in your desk drawer for the kids who didn't get breakfast (or for when you forget your lunch on the kitchen counter), let students stand up and move around a lot - literature is really, really boring for some (I know, weird, right?), and even honors students can try your patience daily.
I was a Chemistry Peer Tutor at the College of Wooster, tutoring general chemistry and organic chemistry. My responsibilities and skills were as follows: - Worked individually with students to improve learning and understanding of general and organic chemistry -Provided students with effective study strategies and time management skills - Honed interpersonal and communication skills and modified tutoring methods to benefit each student s unique needs
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University English professors must hold a PhD in English and in rare cases, may possess a PhD in a related field, such as comparative literature. Qualified candidates have typically completed several years of graduate-level coursework in literature, completed one or more field exams in an area of specialization (such as renaissance poetry, medieval literature, or the 19th-century American novel), and have written a dissertation on a topic related to their area of specialization.
That doesn’t mean the job is legitimate (or the recruiter is who he claims to be). You should always do your due diligence on both the recruiter and the job. Conduct research online to see if you can find out any info on the recruiter/hiring manager to determine if they are indeed a real person. You should be able to find an online trail verifying the person, and, if not, you may want to reconsider moving forward with the job process.
On the postsecondary level, fewer universities are offering tenure-track, full-time positions, which translate into professors having better job security and earning higher pay; therefore, competition is strong for such positions. Candidates, who possess more than the minimum qualifications for a job opening, typically have a better chance of getting hired for coveted position. Those seeking part-time or adjunct positions will find more opportunities to work. As a result, a backlog of unemployed or underemployed Ph.Ds. is being seen as an escalating trend within the English teaching community.
However, starting and growing a successful online English teaching business is no easy task. You’ll need to learn how to effectively market and promote yourself and your business and put in the hard work of sourcing and building relationships with your own online English students. You’ll also be responsible for designing the curriculum and lesson plans you'll be delivering.
You will still need to master several bits of technology, and for those of us who are completely challenged in this area, most of this is somewhat intimidating. One thing I didn't care for at all was the hard sell for his online classes that will teach you all you must know to be successful in your endeavors, and it came at the end of every single section. Too IM-my for me although he knows what he's talking about, I think.
I am looking for a tutor for a boy 13 y.o., he speaks Russian, Italian (both native) and also English (school lessons). His parents and he himself is motivated to change his Italian school to an international English speaking school. There is a need to train him to be able to study there and learn all subject specific vocabulary. If it seems interesting to you please let me know and we will discuss it in details. Thank you. Have a nice day! Best...
But if you use any other sites, then you should be prepared to know how to protect yourself. Listings can be ripe with scams and savvy scammers know how much people desire to work from home. They impersonate potential bosses, recruiters, and hiring managers in order to scam job seekers out of personal financial information—and in the worst-case scenario, their life savings. If you’re not using FlexJobs for your job search, or you’re supplementing with other sites, use these tips to keep yourself safe on other job boards.
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Integrating online technologies into your teaching can be a challenging prospect, and it can be difficult to know how to approach it effectively for the benefit of both students and yourself. No one knows your own content and teaching strengths better than you, and the “one size fits all” formula doesn’t always suit everyone. No matter what type of technology you are interested in exploring or your level of experience, this course will help you draw on your teaching strengths and find the approach that is right for you, your students and your educational context.
If that’s you, your first step to preparing is familiarizing yourself with the technology you need to instruct the class, including all the functions you may need and actions you’ll perform. Do you know how to present a slideshow? Share your screen? Transfer controls to a student who’s giving a presentation? Check with your tech team to be sure you understand how to perform the basic functions of your class.
Over the last few years online tutoring sites have really boosted in popularity. The reason for this is people just don't have the time or the money to spend at an actual tutoring center. Online Tutoring is an ideal solution, as it can be done at home on a computer or mobile device and is usually a much cheaper alternative. Also, online tutoring/teaching is a nice way for educators to earn some extra money doing what they love from the comfort of their own home, setting their own schedule. Plus, students love the ability to view and choose courses that work for them.
Curiosity is great for learning about the world – and when you make your curiosity into work, you get to call it research and charge a fee! If you enjoy just researching and learning new things, you can find remote jobs that will pay you to either do research and compile data or answer specific questions their clients have. You can do general research or get hyper-specific – for example, in the right location, you could become a court researcher.
Teaching in a different culture will allow you to inspire students and bring them new perspectives on life and future possibilities. You can empower them to take their future into their own hands and teach them to value working hard towards attaining goals which will allow them to be more successful in life. Don't underestimate the lessons you will learn from this experience yourself. Your humble surroundings and the authenticity of children and students unburdened by luxuries and status will undoubtedly give you a different perspective and teach you some valuable life lessons.
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The main task of an English teaching volunteer is to connect with the students and provide them with the opportunity to communicate with English speakers. This skill will enable them in their future lives as more opportunities unfold for them. As an English teaching volunteer, you will work alongside other volunteers in teams and will be supported by the project manager or coordinator of the school or organization.
Certain states may also demonstrate a greater need to hire English teachers than other locations – at any given time. Yearly reports providing a nationwide listing of teacher shortages by state are released by the U.S. Department of Education. The following states were noted for experiencing a need to hire English teachers at elementary, middle and high schools for the 2015/2016 academic year: Alaska (English/Language Arts), California (English/Drama/Humanities), Hawaii (English/Reading), Idaho (English for grades 6 -12), and Kentucky (English at the middle school and secondary level).
You don't need to possess prior teaching experience, a degree in education, or even a college degree, but taking an accredited TEFL certification course is key because it will provide you with a recognized qualification and the skills required for you to get a great job and to succeed as a teacher. Here are some great resources to learn more about your options.
People with mass communications, journalism, marketing and public relations degrees who are well-grounded in English grammar and expository writing might consider teaching as an alternate career choice. These professionals, perhaps enticed by a standard workweek and two-month summer vacations, need to become certified before entering the education field. After graduating from teaching certification programs, these new English teachers are mentored by an experienced teacher until they earn full certification.
Engaging tutor with over 5 years of experience at the undergraduate level. My tutoring style is very hands-on and individually tailored to each student to maximize recall, master subject material, and improve test performance. I strongly believe that learning should be fun and regularly incorporate real life examples so students understand the merit of the material. Professional Experience: Private Tutoring (One-on-one lessons) - AP Chemistry - General Chemistry I & II - Organic Chemistry I & II - Organic Chemistry Lab Associate Instructor - Organic Chemistry I & Lab - Lectured for 30+ students - Planned lessons - Graded assignments/quizzes/exams - Held office hours Undergraduate Research Mentor - Mentored students in carbohydrate research - Assisted with senior thesis presentations
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All new applicants to the certificate program who are considering beginning the program with any of the other courses should note the required prerequisites must first be completed. EDUC 40989 Introduction to Teaching Online and EDUC 40990 Foundations of Curriculum Design and Evaluation are required prerequisites for all the other courses throughout the program.
Unfortunately I’d be lying if I told you we didn’t see technical errors from time to time at Skooli. However, the few technical errors we do encounter are easily addressed. By ensuring your browser is up to date and you’ve given the right permissions to access your microphone and camera, you’ll be up and running in most online classrooms no problem. At Skooli, we find that Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the easiest browsers to use, while Safari, Edge, and Internet Explorer are a little trickier to navigate.