Swansea, IL, 62226
Joined on April, 2012
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EducationBachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education, McKendree University
Teaching Certification: Levels K-12
Endorsement: Middle School
Minor: Spanish Language and Culture
Honors: residential Scholarship, Dean’s List, President’s List
TEFL Certification, TEFL Worldwide, Prague, Czech Republic
Honors: Course Distinction
ExperienceI have been teaching and tutoring since I was in high school and have experience with all age groups, especially teenagers and young adults. Most of my post graduate jobs have been teaching ESL to eastern Europeans, but I have plenty of experience teaching other subjects as well:
English Teacher, 2010 – 2011
Arcibiskupské gymnázium (prep school) Czech Republic
English Teacher/Camp Counselor, 2009 - 2011
Jazyková škola Perfect (language school) Czech Republic
English/Art Teacher, 2009 – 2010
Riegrovy sady Centre (community center) Czech Republic
Teaching Assistant (multiple subjects), 2008 – 2009
Miriam School, Webster Groves, MO USA
Summer Camp Visual Arts Teacher, Summer 2008
Broadway Center of Arts, Belleville, IL USA
Teacher Aide/Multi-Subject Tutor, 2004-2006
Berean Christian School, Fairview Heights, IL USA
HobbiesAs you can see, I have had a lot of experience teaching and I absolutely love it, but my particular favorite setting is one-on-one. During my three years teaching in Czech Republic, I was always doing individual ESL and art tutoring on the side. I find it is the best way to form a relationship with the student and tailor an education plan and method that meets them on every level. I also focus on incorporating my students' goals and interests into lessons as much as possible. Perhaps we will even share some interests!
I am a painter and do art every spare moment. I am an active member of the art community of St. Louis and am right now working on pieces for my first show in the city. My focus is figure painting and drawing though I also enjoy landscapes and design. I have experience with a wide range of media and am constantly learning new ones! I also was the co-founder and president of the Moravian Rhapsody Art Collective of Prague while I was in Czech Republic.
I also enjoy reading and learning languages (German and Czech right now). I follow the English Premier League (Go Gunners!) and US and Czech hockey leagues. I love traveling and learning about new cultures and different people's experiences. And I can definitely relate to people struggling to learn a new language!
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