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Tutor profile: Alex G.

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Alex G.
English Tutor with Over Fifteen Years of Experience
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About Alex

About Alex
I was born in Bulgaria, but came to the United States when six years old. My family settled in Spokane, Washington, where I grew up. Since English isn't my first language, I learned it at a local elementary school. After I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, I was looking for a career where I would be able to use my knowledge and love of English with others as well as work with immigrants. With that in mind, I decided to study for the Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language at Gonzaga University from which...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
Over the last seven years, I have taught English to people all over the world through my online business - Lingua Mundi Tutoring Services. My main focuses are on listening and speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. I have worked with students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels as well as children who are ten years old and older. Prior to running my own business as I worked as a teacher and English tutor for various schools and companies including LADO International Institute, Rosetta Stone, ELS, and the Plovdiv English...
Education
Gonzaga University
Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Master's Degree
2006 - 2010
Eastern Washington University
Literatures, English
Bachelor's Degree
2002 - 2004

Work Experience

Work Experience
Lingua Mundi Tutoring Services, Owner and Head Tutor
2014 - Present
I created and implemented my own curriculum and was responsible for recruiting students as well as accounting. I taught intermediate and advanced ESL students with a focus on reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking. I created my own lesson plans based on New York Times articles or various other resources including the Basic English series (Saddleback Publishing). I edited students' papers, emails, and other correspondence for various grammatical errors.
International Center for Language Studies, Bulgarian Instructor
2014 - 2014
I taught Bulgarian conversation and reading courses to various diplomats at the US Department of State's Foreign Service Institute. I was responsible for creating a new speaking proficiency final exam for my students.
Lado International Institute, ESL Instructor
2014 - 2014
I taught lower intermediate and high advanced ESL students reading, writing, grammar, listening, and speaking by utilizing the school's textbooks. I supplemented the given materials by creating my own worksheets and examinations.
Rosetta Stone, Online English Instructor
2013 - 2014
I taught various corporate clients through an online platform and utilized software created by the company. I evaluated my students' homework in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I routinely filled out questionnaires for my supervisors and support staff concerning my students' progress.
ELS / Berlitz, ESL Instructor
2012 - 2013
I taught lower intermediate, intermediate, and advanced writing, grammar, and reading classes. I substituted for teachers when they weren't available to teach. I proctored and evaluated the entrance exam with a team of other instructors. I participated in various faculty meetings and teacher development courses.
English Language School "Plovdiv", English Teaching Assistant
2010 - 2011
I team taught English literature and grammar to six sections of 11th grade students. I created lessons based on great authors (Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Early English history) as well as grammar (relative clauses). I taught an essay writing class to a group of Olympiad students. I proctored exams and evaluated students' writing assignments together with my co-teachers.
ESL Tutor, Gonzaga University
2008 - 2009
I tutored students from the university's English Language Center (ELC) in grammar, writing, and reading. I supervised my fellow tutors. I wrote 360 evaluation reports for my supervisors on what we were doing, how many students were coming to class, and so on.
English Tutor, Spokane Community College
2006 - 2008
I tutored native and non-native English speakers in reading, writing, and grammar. I evaluated essays and corrected. I taught students various critical skills to utilize when reading.

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