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Vanessa tutors in Centreville, VA

Vanessa F.

Private tutor in Centreville, VA


EDUCATION BA, Religion/Minor, Asian Studies/Five College Certificate, Buddhist Studies Mount Holyoke College (MHC), May 2008, Cum Laude Indo-Tibetan Studies Central Institute for Higher Tibetan Studies, India, January Term, 2007 -Philosophy and Hermeneutics Level 4 Qualified in Korean Language Yonsei University: Korean Language Institute, December 2011


* I have years of experience tutoring one-on-one with children and adults/professionals. Specialty: writing and reading comprehension. References available upon request from students and parents.* _____________________________________________ EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS *International Language Institute- ESL Instructor in Washington, D.C. -Taught in the intensive English program, specialized in developing college-level reading and writing skills to international students and professionals -Expertise in teaching 4-5 paragraph academic essay organization and developing students’ ability to read, comprehend, and discuss college-level reading passages and textbooks -Marking and providing extensive feedback and revisions on written exams -Devising, writing and producing new materials, including audio, visual, and written resources -One on one grammar and writing tutor *Head Teacher of Kindergarten & Elementary School at Seogang Language Academy in Osan, South Korea -Taught ESL at the kindergarten, elementary, and high school levels with a focus on developing oral and written communication skills among Korean students. -Supervising duties, including assisting foreign teachers in the classroom, assisting with language barriers between Korean and foreign staff, running weekly meetings, planning team-building activities, and recruiting and interviewing new foreign teachers -Designing curriculum, tests, and editing teaching materials -Directing plays and organizing graduation ceremonies -Providing one on one tutoring and mentoring with intermediate to advanced level students with a focus on grammar, speaking and writing LITERARY AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS *World Literature Today: English translations of Korean poet Kim Hye Soon *Poetry International: English translations of Korean poet Kim Hye Soon *Coldfront Magazine, “Song of the Week” ( music review) *Finalist: Smartish Pace's Erskine J. Poetry Prize *Semifinalist: Enizagam's Literary Awards in Poetry & Fiction *Norman Mailer Poetry Fellow, 2012 *Moderator of Seoul Writer's Poetry Workshop


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-poetry/translating -film/film criticism -hiking/kayaking -astronomy/science -reading/literature -contemporary fiction -world travel I love bringing in films and art into my lessons whenever I can.

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