Robin Higgins was born and raised in Oakland, California and has been tutoring and teaching chemistry for over ten years. She received a full ride to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, interned in the synthetic organic chemistry department of Gilead Sciences, then went to UCLA as a PhD candidate for organic chemistry. While in grad school, she realized she wanted to teach, so she left with her masters degree. Now she tutors online, and teaches gen chem lecture at Mt. St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles.
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!
There are a variety of names used for the exams, but the most common are: The National Evaluation Series (NES) and Praxis. One section covers your basic skills in writing, math, and reading. The next section will cover your content knowledge in English Language Arts (if you will teach secondary school) or elementary education (if you will teach younger students).
Just as with live classrooms, you’ll want to know how many students you’ll be teaching, as it will affect the types of lessons and assessments you’ll conduct. For example, short answer or essay tests may be challenging to grade with large classes, but technology can make things like multiple choice exams even easier to grade than in a brick-and-mortar classroom.
It doesn’t take much for equipment to get started. Your home computer must be able to play audio files and most companies use transcription software that is available for free. Having a good set of computer headphones will help you better hear your audio files. Some positions additionally recommend a foot pedal which can help increase your production, but this can usually come later.
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Take your school career seriously! From the freshman year onward, work hard to become the best reader and writer that you can be. Take advantage of every opportunity to challenge yourself as a learner, take AP classes if available, take online or blended learning classes if available. Use summers to get ahead on your reading and check for the required reading list for all college-bound students. Visit teachers' rooms to see different teaching styles, and remember the great and not so great teachers you have had. You will remember behaviors you want to emulate and those you want to avoid.
English teachers at all levels are expected to have at least a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, mass communications or a specialized discipline such as creative writing or literature. Many high school English teachers also hold master’s degrees. English teachers often specialize in grammar and various literary genres, like British or American literature, public speaking and debate, drama, short stories or essay writing.
You can apply for an English teaching program if you are under 18 but will be 18 by the time the program starts. If this is not the case for you, we suggest looking at volunteer work that does not involve working with children and where volunteers have fewer responsibilities for now. You can always come back to teach English abroad as a volunteer once you are 18 and older.
As faculty, you have the option to incorporate supplementary reading materials in your class such as free online web sources and/or the Shapiro Library. Web based materials and resources can often add richness to your course and are free for the student. This is also a way for you, the adjunct faculty, to personalize your course and incorporate creativity.
Example: If you teach psychology, search for an Online Psychology Degree on our site. You’ll get a list of 201 online psychology degree programs from a variety of schools. You may be surprised by the depth and breadth of public and non-profit schools that use online teaching and course design staff. Broaden your search this way and you may also find a state college right down the road that's looking to hire online instructors!
This course is designed to introduce you to teaching online – the concepts, competencies, pedagogies, and practices that are required to plan, develop, and teach an online course. Along with introducing you to these key topics, this course will showcase the perspectives of students, faculty, and instructional designers who have a wide range of experience teaching and learning online.
'Module 1: Why is Online Teaching Important' is about understanding where you are in the current educational landscape, and determining where you want to be. We will explore why online teaching is relevant to your teaching practice, and you’ll have an opportunity to reflect upon the opportunities and challenges you face in your own context. 'Module 2: Open and Institutionally Supported Technologies' focuses on helping you understand the benefits and restrictions of both broad categories of technologies. We’re all familiar with different social media technologies, and many of us will be aware of larger institutional online learning systems. In this module we will ask you to think about the reasons why you might want to use freely available online tools for your teaching - or your institution's learning management system. Important considerations such as which types of technologies are suitable for a range of different activities will also be explored.
I am recent high school graduate and attend St. Edward's University, making me well knowledgeable of the situations students currently face. I love to help people learn topics well, and not just for passing a test. I am still a child at heart, am fairly well grounded in my life and future plans, and love to help people find help in their various struggles. I am currently a freshman studying for my Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology to be applied towards becoming a therapist. Feel free to check my LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-ramirez-198013b3/ ... View Profile
People with 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, new teachers are mentored by an experienced teacher until they earn full certification.
While you don’t necessarily need much experience to become a researcher, earning the best pay comes from specializing in an area you have some expertise in. And while you may find the research easy, know that you will likely have a set of guidelines to follow. Get the details on my Get Paid to Be A Know-It-All post, and see if the following are hiring:
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).
Tutors are private teachers who work with students either one-on-one or in small groups outside of the regular school system to strengthen their understanding of course materials and help them succeed in their studies. They do so by teaching concepts, problem-solving methods, effective studying techniques, and test-taking strategies using methods best suited to each student’s individual learning style.
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The best services require their tutors to hold valid teaching credentials — proof that they have the knowledge and skills to help you learn. If a service's tutors aren't licensed teachers, it should require them to hold some form of official certification (usually obtained through a series of reference checks, background checks, and training courses). Services that require teaching credentials scored the highest in our review, with services that require a certification scoring slightly lower.