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Mr. Taylor C.

specializes in ESL and English Teacher · male

"I am truly passionate about teaching and learning languages! I have studied a number of languages and know the difficulties and delights of language study. The experience of becoming multilingual has both made language teaching extremely important to me, and given me a personal understanding of the intellectual and emotional complexity of adult language learning. My approach to teaching is student-centered more...

"I am truly passionate about teaching and learning languages! I have studied a number of languages and know the difficulties and delights of language study. The experience of becoming multilingual has both made language teaching extremely important to me, and given me a personal understanding of the intellectual and emotional complexity of adult language learning. My approach to teaching is student-centered and focused on their aims and personality. Learning a language is rewarding and fun, and I am a supportive and enthusiastic instructor.

I am a CELTA-qualified ESL teacher who most recently taught at Berlitz Language Center in downtown Portland. I have taught small to medium sized adult classes, as well as teaching one-on-one. A devoted student of languages, linguistics, and literature, I graduated with a BA in An Nua-Ghaeilge (Modern Irish) from Oé, Gaillimh (NUI, Galway in Ireland) in 2015. I have also studied at the University of St Andrews, Scotland (English, Italian, Linguistics) and at Portland State University (Arabic, Linguistics, History). In addition to my ESOL training and being a native English speaker, I have wide knowledge of anglophone literature from Chaucer onwards.

The CELTA, administered by Cambridge University, is internationally the most prestigious certification for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. I have university-level training in linguistics in the Irish, Welsh, and English languages. In addition to extensive independent reading, I have completed two years of English study as an undergraduate. In particular, I have loved and studied Shakespeare for over twenty years and am enthusiastic about sharing his work and language. An experienced academic writer in two languages, I have an excellent grasp of composition in English.

If you are learning English, or are a native speaker looking for support in writing about or reading English literature, please contact me! I am also available for tutoring in the Irish language for anyone interested in studying this i" less...

Details

fee: $40 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 3 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Taylor C. is a certified tutor

Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, An Nua-Ghaeilge

Portland, OR 97239

Subjects Tutored

English - ESL/ESOL - Literature