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Tutor profile: Eliza S.

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Eliza S.
Experienced writing coach, proofreader, and English as a second language teacher
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About Eliza

About Eliza
I am qualified and available to proofread for you or tutor you in English writing or ESL language skills. PROOFREADING: I have a master's degree is in English linguistics, therefore I am extraordinarily aware of variations in syntax, grammar, punctuation, word choice, and style. In addition, I taught composition and corrected undergraduate papers during my time as a faculty assistant in the English department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: I have a TESOL certificate from the University of...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I am a freelance ESL tutor. I currently work closely via video chat and in person with international students to help them pin-point and correct errors, primarily in their spoken English. Teaching English for the school district of Red Wing, Minnesota was an excellent opportunity for me to develop as a teacher and mentor. As a faculty assistant, my favorite role at the university was as a writing coach for international visiting scholars who were writing for consideration in academic journals. In addition to grading and proofreading, I was...
Education
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Linguistics - English
Master's Degree
2004 - 2006
Evergreen State College
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Bachelor's Degree
2000 - 2002

Work Experience

Work Experience
VIPKid, Online English Teacher
2019 - Present
I have worked six months with this Chinese company. I love it! Every morning I wake early and work with students on their English reading, writing, conversation, and pronunciation.
Self-employed, Full time parent and substitute teacher
2010 - 2019
While raising my now ten year old son, I worked as a substitute teacher in public school districts in and near the Red Wing, Minnesota area. This was very rewarding, and I learned a lot about public school teaching methods and requirements.
Red Wing Public School District, Lead English (ESL) Teacher (Adult Basic Education)
2007 - 2010
In community education, I facilitated and instructed classes in English for speakers of other languages. My students were adults from various countries and backgrounds. I have formal training in teaching Adult ESL, so I felt that I was in my element and I enjoyed working in my field very much.
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Teaching Assistant and Faculty Assistant
2004 - 2006
I worked as an assistant teacher during my graduate studies. I primarily taught classes for international students, helping them hone their English skills to prepare them for academia.

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