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Tutor profile: Kerry P.

Kerry P.
Professional ESL teacher for over 20 years
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About Kerry

About Kerry
I'm a US citizen, and lived there for much of my first 24 years, but once I visited Europe, I just couldn't stop travelling! As a result, after I earned my History degree, and later, my masters in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, I have taught in various countries that include the US, South Korea, Slovakia, and Hungary. Currently I am married to a sweet Hungarian woman and in my spare time I like to tend my small vineyard.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have a lot of experience teaching ESL. I have taught at university language centers in Asia and Europe. In addition, I have taught ESL at two schools in Central Europe: one an international school with mainly British staff and another Years 1-8 school in Hungary. In regards to my teaching style, many students are worried when they enter the classroom, so I try to smile and make them feel relaxed. We have all had the experience of a boring or even scary classroom. So, if a grammar rule is necessary to remember, or if a list of words...
University of Leicester
Applied Linguistics
Master's Degree
1999 - 2003
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor's Degree
1986 - 1990

Work Experience

Work Experience
Self-employed, Private Teaching
2018 - 2019
Tutor students privately.
Szabó Magda Bilingual Primary School, Hungary, Primary School ESL teacher, Years 1-8
2016 - 2017
Taught ESL (English as a Second Language) to learners between the ages of six to fourteen.
British International School, Bratislava, Slovakia, ESL teacher, Years 1-10
2003 - 2005
I taught ESL to students between the ages of six and seventeen.
City University, Bratislava, Slovakia, ESL teacher
1999 - 2002
I taught ESL to University students who needed English in order to earn their MA in Business degree. This was a two year program. I often taught the writing classes.
Hannam University, Taejon, Guest Teacher, Han Nam University Foreign Language Education Center
1994 - 1996
I taught ESL to South Korean students who needed English to earn their degrees at Hannam University, Taejon, South Korea

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