EducationBA Hons. degree in French and English from the University of Kent, UK
I have a Masters degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago
ExperienceI'm Jemma! I have 8+ years of experience as an ESL tutor working with people from all over the world.
I'm TEFL certified and taught English in South Korea for three years.
I have written various curricula for after school English programs and currently write lesson plans for an ESL tutoring agency. I will tailor my classes to meet your specific needs.
I can help you with communication skills, grammar, reading and writing, vocabulary or any other area you request. I can also help with editing and proofreading.
My teaching philosophy is to learn a language while having fun with it. I use hands-on, practical, daily activities and real situations to facilitate learning, so that student can actually use the language on a daily basis. Speaking, reading and writing are intertwined so that these skills are developed accordingly.
I think the most important thing I have taken away from my education so far is how to enjoy learning. I honestly think it’s fun to study and absorb new information. I love to spread the excitement of learning something new to other people. It's an amazing feeling when you conquer new material and it goes from indecipherable to as easy as pie.
Hobbiesswimming, reading, traveling, spending time with friends
Client Reviews (2)
She responded very quickly to my inquiry. I'll update the rating&comments after few tutoring sessions.
I studied with Jemma for three weeks during my vacation in Chicago. Jemma is a great English teatcher. She explains things clearly and her classes are awesome! She uses different teaching methods to make the classes interesting, such as dialogues, writing, games, reading newspaper and magazine articles etc. She also gave me some useful tips on how to spend my free time in Chicago. Thank you very much Jemma!
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