Hello, my name is Jessica!
I am currently living in Santa Monica (Los Angeles) in California. I have been teaching English professionally (in schools, language institutes, colleges and online) since I received my TEFL certification in 2011. Beyond General English, my specialties are in teaching English for Business, Tourism and Hospitality and Medical purposes. Although American and born in the United States, I have grown up and lived in several different countries, from all my travels I have realized the major impact that languages play in our lives and how essential it is to know them, not only to communicate, but also to succeed! Of all of them, English still seems to be the most internationally recognized language and the most important one to use in global business and education.
British English - Istanbul, Turkey
2011 - 2012
Full-time teacher covering all levels ranging from Elementary to Advanced. Helped students improve reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Covered private tutoring and conversation clubs.
Langauge Arts Teacher
Bilfen Middle School - Istanbul, Turkey
2012 - 2013
Language Arts teacher for 5th and 6th grade at Bilfen Middle School. Taught classic novels to students with extra emphasis on enhancing students’ vocabulary and essay writing skills. In addition, created original teaching materials used by all of the Bilfen branches.
AEC College - Singapore
2013 - 2014
General English lecturer to foreign students enrolled in AEC College’s Preparatory Program. Currently teaching levels Elementary – Upper Intermediate with focus on reading, listening, grammar, writing and speaking skills. Additional responsibilities include creating lesson plans, assignments, exams and writing student assessments.
English LecturerAcademies Australasia College - Singapore
2013 - 2017
Full-time English lecturer of General English. Responsible for creating and executing daily lessons, setting term papers and assessments, leading orientations and promoting the College’s English Department on marketing trips overseas.
Via Lingua - Chania, Crete, Greece.
2011 - 2011
Observed classroom teaching practice of various levels, developed and executed original lesson plans, demonstrated effective strategies for classroom management, taught a range of skills including: grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and phonology. Tutored individual students on specific assessed weaknesses.
Online Language Arts Teacher
USAVIP - China
Responsible for implementing on-line lessons based on the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) to children based in China.
Why are you choosing to learn English?
Whatever your goal may be, I am here to guide and support you in achieving it. In our lessons we will focus on the language you really need with an emphasis on the speaking component. Our goal is not only to improve your English language skills, but to also improve your confidence so that you will be able to communicate better in every situation.
Once you schedule a trial lesson with me, in order to help you more efficiently, I will send you an optional mini level evaluation test to take. This will help me determine your level and to find us the best starting point. Then once we speak in our trial lesson, I will be able to give you feedback on your oral skills and also go over your level evaluation test results. This will be a great opportunity for you, even if you decide not to take lessons with me, to learn more about areas in which you can improve on.
Let's talk soon! It would be great to get to know you better and learn about your interests and hobbies. Besides lessons, we can also start making you a personalized action plan on how you can use your English daily in a way that makes your learning experience the most enjoyable! I look forward to meeting you soon!
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