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*** If you are interested in taking courses with me, please send a message containing a little bit about yourself, your goals while learning English, and your plans for the future so I can get a clear idea before we begin :)
My name is Alyssa Winchester, an ESL teacher and one-on-one tutor from California, United States. I have completed a 120 hour online TEFL certification through itoiTEFL with training in SLA theory, Socratic method, assessment construction, and classroom management. I specialize in oral, written, and conversational English; as well as document editing and test preparation. I have experience working in a daycare setting, assistant teaching, lead teaching, crash courses, summer camps, military preparation, small groups, and one-on-one setting for all ages!
I will customize my plans for each student based on their level and needs. Creating confidence while speaking English is one of my main focuses!
After teaching in Asia, I decided to strengthen my deep passion for global awareness and further my education at Arizona State University online, majoring in Justice Studies with a minor in Global Health. I am an example of successful online education with hard work and dedication!
I believe, the goal of a liberal arts education and strong English foundation is the duty of all compassionate, collective, and dedicated teachers to deliver a non-judgmental, open-minded, culturally aware, and thought provoking curriculum to the best of one's’ ability.
It is critical to provide our community with a meaningful foundation to prepare them for all and any future events throughout their life; from everyday choices, to life changing decision making. English is a worldwide language used for everything from casual conversation to business, it is never too late to start learning!
Obtaining a strong background in English and liberal arts from a fresh, young age is important to aid in the path of success that each child is given; assisting in creating aware, confident, culturally rich adults and future leaders of the world.
Aiding in implementing the teachers curriculum and school wide policies and procedures to make sure each child is on task and ready to learn in a positive and secure environment each day.
2015 - 2016
Athenaeum Lead Teacher
Great Hearts Academies - Glendale, Arizona
Responsible for consistently maintaining a positive, strong character, and ethical position while aiding in fostering our scholars in becoming daily leaders and shapers of intellectual and ethical cultures. Relied on to lead students through charisma, intelligence, humor, and moral integrity. Modeling Socrates through love and friendship. Great Hearts School culture is a reflective space in which students can study the higher culture of the West. Completely free from the distractions of pop culture and media. Our team and faculty performance is grounded in well planned lessons, orderly classrooms, meaningful evaluation of student work whist using Socratic engagement of our students. Modeling and engaging in our nine core virtues that work steadfastly to instill in our Archway Classical students are: humility, integrity, friendship, perseverance, wisdom, courage, responsibility, honesty, and citizenship.
2014 - 2015
Foreign Language Teacher
Freelance - Beijing, China
Responsible for creating and supplementing original, adequate lesson plans which were all customized for each student’s specific needs and desires for growth within the English language. Work experience and TEFL training includes: 2 English training centers with US and UK based curriculum, a local private primary school, 2 public middle schools, a public university, and one on one tutoring; along with various summer camps and intensive English courses. Includes TOEFL and IELTS preparation. Received exquisite feedback from students, parents, Chinese counterparts and higher ups 90 hour TEFL course which aided in preparation of proper oral and written English teaching and lesson planning Recommendations from any current or former student Established and maintained lifelong bonds with students and colleagues
2013 - 2014
Service Sector/ Barista/ Server
Renaissance Clubsport Aliso Viejo - Aliso Viejo, CA
Responsible for maintaining the satisfaction of all customers on a complete level. Ensuring the needs of the guests were always met on a professional, timely, and compassionate manner. Accomplishments Acclaimed for consistent ability to productively deliver thorough and compassionate customer service to members of the gym and hotel in a timely manner Facilitated sufficient teamwork and group building skills; displaying leadership qualities Adaptable to changes throughout the workplace and contributed to making it smooth for all involved Delivered above and beyond expectations of management and guests
2011 - 2013
Jasmine House Assisted Living - Lake Havasu City, AZ
Responsible for maintaining a positive quality of life for every patient in the facility by treating each member like a part of own family. Overseeing care by other caretakers, keeping an eye on proper medication distribution, full and customized care of each patient, food preparation, and upkeep of facility. Accomplishments- Activities of daily living with residents include: dressing, bathing, oral/mouth care, peri-care, range of motion exercises, catheter care, wound care, and daily reminders as needed. Responsible for setting dining room tables, doing dishes, serving the residents their meals and drinks, cleaning up the areas afterward, washing linens and all residents’ laundries. Ensuring residents’ quality of life was as dignified and positive as possible, putting them above all with great customer service skills and patient focused care; encouraging walking outside, talking with them, playing ring toss, singing songs, playing music, reading books, sitting in the yard, etc.
2014 - 2015
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate
itoiTEFL - Online
Focus in Oral, Written, and Conversational English for all ages