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Lessons offered by Sara
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Redaction
  • Test prep
  • Resume - cover letter’s writing prep
  • Oral expression
  • Dissertation and thesis preparation
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • MBA

Academic ESL/EFL Expert in Dallas TX - be ready for TOEFL and University

Methodology

I will work with you one-on-one to reach your particular personal and professional goals, whether assisting with homework, editing essays/papers, preparing for exams (TOEFL, GED, SAT, GRE), or practicing for interviews. Together we can create a program of study that will get your English to the level you desire.

Experience

I have taught ESL/EFL since 2003 to teens and adults of all proficiency levels in diverse settings - private school, community college, corporate classes, and personalized instruction. I also spent several years running an ESL/EFL program, training teachers and developing curriculum.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £22/h

Details

I will happily travel to accommodate students more than 10km from me, but there will be an additional charge of $10 per session.

Lessons offered by Sara
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Redaction
  • Test prep
  • Resume - cover letter’s writing prep
  • Oral expression
  • Dissertation and thesis preparation
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • MBA

Sara's CV

Sara J. Keyes

ϖ Veteran teacher and trainer of students, teachers, employees and volunteers
ϖ Editor and proofreader with superior writing skills, from academia to advertising
ϖ Researcher with over 20 years of experience in several academic disciplines
ϖ Intermediate French & German; read/understand Spanish, some Latin, Hebrew, and Greek

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Private Tutor for ESL, GED, GRE, TOEFL, U.S. Citizenship 6/04 – present

Northlake College, Irving, TX
GED / GRE / TOEFL Instructor 8/12 – 12/13
- Prepared students for tests that determine their career success:
o Graduate Equivalency Diploma (Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, Science) Graduate Record Exam (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Analytical Writing)
o Test of English as a Foreign Language

Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX
ESL / TOEFL / Citizenship Instructor 2/06 – 12/13
- Taught all levels of English as a Second Language and corporate classes on location
- Prepared students for the Test of English as a Foreign Language and U.S. Citizenship exams

Texas Workforce Commission Re-Training Instructor 5/11 – 10/11
- Prepared a group of ex-tile manufacturers for certification in Medical Front Office

Continuing Education Computer Lab Specialist 5/07 – 12/08
- Created and supervised computer-based activities for classes and individuals
- Tutored ESL, Math, History, Literature, Writing, Teacher Certification students
- Provided resume writing and job search assistance

Vision Inspired Solutions, Dallas, TX
Corporate ESL Instructor 7/05 – 12/07
- Taught private and small group ESL classes at corporate or residential location

Center of English Language, Dallas, TX
TOEFL Preparation Specialist 6/12 – 12/13
- Prepared students for the Test of English as a Foreign Language, and for university work

Instructor/EFL Program Coordinator 8/03 – 8/08
- Brought the school through two successful ACCET re-accreditation processes
- Trained new teachers and presented seminars for faculty professional development
- Updated curricula and designed new writing and speaking skills programs
- Introduced Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) to the CEL program

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Washington, DC
Advisory Board, Intercultural Communication Interest Section 3/05 – 3/11
Steering Committee, Social Responsibility Interest Section 3/05 – 3/10
President, Intercultural Communication Interest Section 3/06 – 3/07

University of Texas at Arlington
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of History 8/02 - 5/03
- Assisted with grading essays and exams, keeping academic records
- Tutored struggling students, led discussion section

Columbus Fleet 15th Century Sailing School, Corpus Christi, TX
Assistant Instructor 11/95 - 6/97
- Taught volunteer crews about 15th-century ships and shipboard life to supplement curriculum of early modern sailing, nautical skills & navigation techniques

LANGUAGE SERVICES
Intercultural Translations, Dallas, TX
Editor / Proofreader 6/09 – Present
- Edit and proofread translations into English – advertisements, radio/TV ad scripts, websites, applications, public relations materials, credentials, legal documents and technical manuals
- Since March 2013, exclusive proofreader for entire McDonalds account
- Partial project list: Boost, Tecate, Shell, Marshalls, 7-11, Indio, Baylor, Make-A-Wish
- Several projects proofing marketing and sales efforts for Caribbean resorts

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Academic Editor/Proofreader 1/09 – 07/12
- Edited and proofread book chapters, journal articles and conference papers for seminary professors for whom English is a second language

Freelance Editor and Proofreader 8/08 – Present
- Specialize in academic content for ex-students who have gone on to graduate programs

Vision Inspired Solutions, Dallas, TX
Editor / Proofreader 3/04 – 4/09
- Edited and proofread translations into English – legal, PR, corporate, technical

EDUCATION
ϖ B.A. Archaeology, minor Religious Studies, 1998, University of Texas at Austin
ϖ M.A. (a.b.t), 2001 Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University
ϖ Doctoral studies in Transatlantic History, University of Texas at Arlington 2002-2003
ϖ Master of Divinity, 2012, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

HONORS
1999-2000 Fellow, L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, Texas A&M University
2002-2003 Fellow, Transatlantic History Program, University of Texas at Arlington

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