Hello future students,
First off, thank you for taking the time to read my profile!
My name is Kristine Dodd, you can call me, Kristy. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas in a family of 6. I am the youngest of two brothers, and a sister. I worked as a nanny for 12 years caring for children of all ages from different demographic backgrounds. So, teaching children is fun and exciting for me.
My teaching experience consists of online and in person over the past three years in the US, Thailand, and Japan. I specialize in conversational English and proof reading documents. I worked as an editor in the writing center at my university. I have experience in developing exciting and entertaining lessons for an engaging learning approach.
My passions are writing, traveling, and playing soccer.
I truly enjoy teaching as I believe it will serve as a great foundation to inspire and encourage students to speak and use English as a gateway to promote diversity and provide for future opportunities.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with a major in Psychology
TEFL certificate (Teach English as a Foreign Language)
TESOL certificate (Teach English as a Second or Other Language)
Native English speaker
I’ve worked as a special education teacher assistant in the United States for a year.
I taught English on-line in Thailand from various attraction making learning fun.
I taught conversational and business English in person to students of all ages in Japan
I was a nanny for 12 years so keeping children entertained is a piece of cake!
The teaching approach I like to demonstrate is more of the student-centered approach. This means the teacher facilitates the students overall learning of the lesson. I like to asses whether the student is a visual, or auditory learner to best teach the lessons for a more productive outcome. I think it is important to listen to what the student needs in terms of overall comprehension of the lesson.
Communication is very important between teacher and student. Repetition is practiced throughout the lesson and questions are encouraged.
There are no mistakes as we are learning!
I am very flexible with whatever the student desires to learn; I plan around my students learning objectives.
Most of all, the lessons should be fun and exciting to maintain the students interest for them to better absorb the information. The key is for the student to not think they are learning; there should be a natural flow of communication between teacher and student.
You will always laugh during my lesson!
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