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Ms. Robin H.

specializes in Student Centered Instruction: Certified ESOL Teacher/Tutor · female

"I am a certified ESOL teacher/retired Director of a non-profit community based agency funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education, Division of Adult Community Learning Services. I believe strongly that every person should have equal access to a quality education, good health care, decent housing, and the opportunity to work at a job that is meaningful and fulfilling for them.

For the past 14 more...

"I am a certified ESOL teacher/retired Director of a non-profit community based agency funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education, Division of Adult Community Learning Services. I believe strongly that every person should have equal access to a quality education, good health care, decent housing, and the opportunity to work at a job that is meaningful and fulfilling for them.

For the past 14 years I was privileged to work with adult new-comers and immigrants from all over the world including Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Haiti, China, Viet Nam, Algeria, Nigeria, Syria, Kenya, Cambodia, and Pakistan. My work focuses on helping individuals attain the English language skills and cultural competencies that will help them achieve their personal goals. The adult learners I have worked with have ranged in age from 16 to 65 years. Some of the reasons individuals came to our agency was to improve their English language proficiency in order to increase their employment opportunities (to get a job, or get a better job), to prepare to enter college or a vocational training program, or to be able to help their children with homework.

I am a second language learner myself (high Intermediate fluency in Spanish- speaking, reading and writing. I also have basic understanding of Swahili and Indonesian). I have lived in Mexico and Guatemala, Kenya, East Africa, and Bali Indonesia, and I understand the commitment and dedication it takes to learn another language and how important it is to be able to speak the language of the country I am living in.

It is my belief that learning a second language can and should be fun. My teaching methodology is student centered and made relevant (contextualized) to the student's short-and long-term goals. (What is your goal, and how can I help you accomplish the goal?) Through conversation with the student and reviewing his/her writing sample, I am able to assess what language skills we need to focus on improving (listening and reading comprehension, grammar, pronunciation, and writing). Based on the initial assessment and depending on the individual's goals, I prepare a learning program that is interesting and relevant to the student's life; that increases the student's ability to speak, read and write more effectively in English.

Many of my students have gotten better jobs, or entered and graduated from college. Several of my students received "Outstanding Adult Student of the Year" award from the Massachusetts Coalition of Adult Educators.

I enjoy meeting and working with people from other countries and I am passionate about helping new-comers to the United States become comfortable and successful in their new home country. If what I have written makes sense to you, contact me, and working together, we will build a customized English language program to help you achieve your goals." less...

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fee: $35 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Robin H. is a certified tutor

Friends Worlds College/ Hofstra University, B.A. Anthropology-Education

University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Graduate Coursework

S.I.T. SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING, Other

Haydenville, MA 01039

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Grammar - Spanish - Writing - ESL/ESOL