My teaching methods are highly communicative, personalized, and student-centered. I plan each lesson uniquely to my student's needs and skill level, highlighting his/her strengths and including lots of practice activities to solidify concepts taught. I am also highly adaptive to how my students wish to be taught.
I have 3 TESOL certificates and 17 years of ESL teaching experience with a focus on English conversation, Business English, Essay writing, and IELTS and CELPIP exams. I have helped hundreds of adult learners improve their English skills and reach their goals.
Cancellations must take place with at least 12 hours' notice.
STACY ANNE HARRIS
Enthusiastic, respected English language instructor with extensive cross-cultural experience and exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Superior aptitude for creating dynamic and engaging curricula to stimulate, motivate, and ultimately empower learners to realize their individual abilities and goals.
Patient and open-minded individual committed to ongoing professional development and excellent relations with both learners and faculty members.
VERNON, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Private (In-Person and Online) English Tutor, Aug 2017-Present
Work one-on-one with immigrants and international secondary and college students seeking assistance in a multitude of language learning areas including CELPIP/IELTS preparation.
Perform initial and ongoing needs and skill assessments of each learner to design customized curriculum, lessons, materials, and homework assignments.
Assist in the comprehension of and approach to class assignments and homework as required to boost self-sufficiency and achievement.
LEARNLIGHT, BARCELONA, SPAIN - Online English Trainer, Mar 2017-Jul 2018
Delivered one-to-one online General and Business English speaking lessons to Spanish and Italian professionals with a blended learning approach and a flipped classroom methodology.
Assigned a range of assignments and activities on a cloud-based platform to learners according to their personalized curriculum.
Conducted progress tests and completed individualized weekly session reports and quarterly progress reports providing detailed structured feedback on learner progress.
MENTORPHONE, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Online ESL Instructor, Sep 2016-Feb 2017
Prepared lessons from provided materials according to each student’s preferred course (ie. Daily News, IELTS speaking, and OPIc test preparation, etc.).
Conducted private online lessons and level test classes to students in South Korea via Skype and VoIP software and provided verbal error correction and feedback to students as required.
Completed evaluation reports with detailed feedback for each student after every session.
COMMUNITY YMCA, CALGARY, ALBERTA - LINC Instructor, May 2015-Jun 2016
Created and delivered stimulating Canadian-focused English language lessons to help enable adult newcomers to successfully settle into Canadian society.
Utilized various resources in accordance with the CLBs to develop students’ abilities in all four language skill areas.
Regularly performed individual needs and performance assessments of participants to guide lesson planning and track progress through student portfolios (PBLA).
Maintained accurate lesson and class attendance records and submitted regular reports.
CHONNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, GWANGJU, SOUTH KOREA - English Instructor (Language Education Center) Aug 2007-Feb 2009, Jan 2010-Oct 2012
Trained newly graduated and experienced elementary and secondary school teachers in TESOL and Intensive Teacher Training programs.
Developed new curricula for specialty writing classes and NEAT teacher training programs.
Conducted Global English university credit communication courses.
Developed course content and engaged students in English conversation classes at all levels.
Instructed intensive skill-specific courses and conducted selective interviews for programs.
MIL, THE LANGUAGE CENTER, CHIBA, JAPAN - English Teacher, Mar–Nov 2009
Conducted private and group English lessons from beginner to advanced levels to students from preschool children to mature adults, including returnee students from abroad.
Guided prospective students through trial lessons.
UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA, SANTIAGO, CHILE - Teacher Intern Practicum Specialist, Feb–Jul 2007
Instructed basic and high-intermediate level English language classes to university students, focusing on TOEIC test preparation and functional fluency.
Completed written and oral evaluations of students.
Assisted students with CALL programs online in preparation for TOEIC examinations.
CHONBUK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, JEONJU, SOUTH KOREA - Visiting Researcher (Language Education Center), Nov 2005-Oct 2006
Instructed a variety of English language programs for children, university, and adult students.
Specialized in advanced level speaking classes and intensive listening, reading, and writing.
Developed new classes and class materials and completed student evaluations and level placement tests for incoming students.
ACE TESOL Certificate (TESL Canada Standard One Recognized), 2015
Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada
TESOL Course Certificate, 2005
TEFL International (120 hours), Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Advanced TESOL Certificate, 2004
Global TESOL College, Calgary, Canada
Bachelor of Science in Applied Microbiology, 1996
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
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