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Amanda T

@amandatravels

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Northeastern Illinois University
Linguistics
Chicago, United States
United States

4 Followers

Language Skills

  • English (US): Native
  • French: Advanced
  • Spanish: Elementary

Interests


Price (25 min):

7.50 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

(4.68)
37 sessions 14 Ratings Cancellations: 0 No-show: 0

Introduction:

Certified IELTS Trainer with a Master's in Linguistics

Hello! My name is Amanda. I am a native English speaker from the Midwest region of the United States. I have experience teaching English as a second language to young children, adolescents, and adults of all skill levels.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in the study of French Language, Literature, and Culture. While earning this degree, I spent a semester studying abroad in France. This started my lifelong love of travel! I earned my Master’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University in the study of Linguistics in 2015.

Last year, I lived in France where I was teaching English at two middle schools. During this time, I also worked as a private English tutor for children and adults. I received my TEFL certification in 2016 and became a certified IELTS trainer in 2017.

I can help you practice your English communication skills. We can have a fun conversation and you can practice your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. I’m knowledgeable in many areas of foreign language acquisition and Linguistics, and I can offer specific guidance in helping you on your journey to English fluency. I have a specific ability to notice errors in grammar, sentence structure, and pronunciation.

If you’d like to have a more general conversation, we can talk about any topic you’d like! I love to travel – I have visited 46 countries so far, and I hope to visit 50 countries before I turn 30. I also love to read – I challenged myself to read over 100 books last year. I love to meet and talk to new people and I’d love to chat with you!

Teaching Specialty:

Writing › Essay Writing

Having written numerous essays to complete both of my university and graduate-level degrees, I have a deep knowledge of what it takes to compose a well-written essay.

Everyday English › Situational Conversation

As a native English speaker, I am able to help anyone who needs to practice their conversation skills.

English Basics › Pronunciation / Phonics

I have a Master's degree in Linguistics, which has given me a specific ability to help my students in the area of pronunciation and phonics.

Résumé:

Education:
2007 - 2011
Illinois State University
Foreign Languages › French Language & Literature (Bachelor)
2013 - 2015
Northeastern Illinois University
Linguistics › Linguistics (Master)
Work Experience:
French Ministry of Education Education
Teaching Professional
Worked as a language teacher in several classes of middle school aged children learning English as a second language, for which I developed and implemented lesson plans and activities related to grammar, oral comprehension, colloquialisms, and pronunciation.
Certifications:
2015
M.A. Linguistics
Master's Thesis Topic: Binomial Pair Usage and its Connection to Gender Equality
2016
TEFL
Completed a 160 hour accredited TEFL certification course to further my ESL teaching abilities.

Rating

Overall: 4.68

Teaching Skill
4.64 (/ 5.00)
Feedback
4.64 (/ 5.00)
Enthusiasm
4.71 (/ 5.00)
Punctuality
4.71 (/ 5.00)
Voice/Video Clarity
4.71 (/ 5.00)

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