Natural Method of Improving English
I have tutored US and overseas students informally for many years, and formally for two years. I also homeschooled my four children, 3 of whom are in or going to college, and one of whom is in 9th grade.
My professional work before taking time off to raise a family was in the field of publishing, from editing to laying out magazines and newsletters.
I have a BA in Government and Politics and a minor in Languages.
Experience: 2 years
Once you have learned the basics of a language, you need to use the language frequently and in different ways to attain facility.
My students and I typically take turns reading a level-appropriate text then discussing the material we have read. This exercise improves their reading comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.
A writing assignment and discussion complete the process, improving self-expression and the finer points of English grammar and composition.
Texts vary according to your level, goals, and interests; and range from newspaper and magazine articles to short stories.
I have studied foreign languages and travelled and lived abroad, so I know first-hand the processes involved and the problems that can come up. I have worked with students from the US, Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe, and hope to work with you!