Hello, My name is Benjamin and I currently reside in New York, USA. I am a college graduate from The George Washington University where I earned my Bachelor's degree. I received my TEFL/TESOL certificate from the International TEFL Academy that is based out of Chicago, Illinois, USA in January 2014.
I earned a final grade of 98% over an 11-week period and was certified shortly after that. In addition to the 180 hours of instruction I received, I have more than twenty hours of past practical tutoring and observation at the ESL Academy in Queens, New York.
Recently, I have started to put earning my TEFL certificate to good use. In the past, I have tutored privately and taught English at Berlitz Inc., a large language learning center with many locations around the world.
I was a full-time English language teacher at a school in Istanbul, Turkey where I instructed young learners in my native language for 25-30 hours of lessons per week. I am not only able to help your average English learner but I can also help in the areas of Business English along with assisting Young Learners.
Bachelor's Degree (International Affairs, Political Science)
The George Washington University - Washington, DC, USA
Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs, Political Science w/ a minor in Geographic Information Systems
English Teacher (ESL - High School)
ISTEK Foundation - Private Schools (K-12), Bilge Kağan Campus - Istanbul, Turkey
• Taught multiple classes of Turkish high school students from 9th Grade and Prep year along with covering other teachers’ lessons, observed their classes and lesson activities •Prepared lesson plans and classroom activities on a weekly basis with other faculty members and colleagues in order to prepare the ESL students for their examinations, quizzes, and other assignments • Working 40-45 hours per week at the school which includes 20-25 hours of lessons, grading, extra help tutoring, and Model UN Club Meetings as a faculty advisor
Adjunct Instructor - English Language
Berlitz - Washington, DC, USA
-Worked 20-25 hours per week at the Berlitz - Washington DC office where I teach foreign learners of the English language how to improve their skills at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. I prepare lesson plans, activities to bolster my students' speaking, writing, reading, and listening proficiencies.
English Tutor (Volunteer)
Washington English Center - Washington, DC, USA
-Tutored once a week for an hour or two at a local ESL organization and helped an Ethiopian immigrant and two Japanese tourists improve their 'Basic A' English language skills.
International TEFL Academy - Chicago, Illinois, USA
•Officially certified as a TEFL Instructor by the International TEFL Academy •Received certification after completing 150 hours of online instruction with an experienced TESOL instructor and more than 20 hours of practical observation and tutoring at the Global ESL Academy in Queens, New York •Achieved a 98% final grade for the main TEFL certification course and a 94% on an additional 30-hour course on how to teach to young learners and students of business English.
I am proficient in all parts of the English language such as speaking, reading, writing, and listening. I ensure that each of my students also becomes proficient in learning about English grammar and vocabulary in order to improve their knowledge overall. I am not only able to help your average English learner but I can also help in the areas of Business English along with assisting Young Learners.
I am looking for new students who are learning English at the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in being a new student of mine.
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