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Mark

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États-Unis
3:01 AM (GMT-04:00)
Anglais
2
18
Anglais
2
18

Parle

Anglais
Langue maternelle
,
Italien
B1
,
Français
B1
,
Russe
A2

À propos de moi

Hello, everyone! My name is Mark, and I am from Washington, D.C. I have been working as an Editor and Writer for more than 20 years, and I am a published author of eight books. I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in English from the University of Maryland. I have training in tutoring/teaching English as a second language. In addition to my experience and education, I have a passion for studying languages. I understand the difficulties language students face, especially when it comes to listening skills.

My philosophy is to teach English with everyday conversation. This can be fun! Together we will pick a topic (art, film, literature, sports, science, current events), and while we talk I will guide you to better understand English and all its quirks. But our conversations will not be without structure. I believe in the “graduated interval recall” method, which emphasizes memorization through listening and speaking. Each lesson I will introduce new phrases and vocabulary, while I help you recall previous conversations. Listening is key to talking like a local. I am a laid-back and entertaining teacher, so don't worry about making mistakes. I look forward to meeting you and sharing our life experiences and knowledge through language lessons.

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Expérience d'enseignement

Intermédiaire
Intermédiaire supérieur
Confirmé
Confirmé supérieur
American English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Lesson Plans
Proficiency Assessment
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Phonetics
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction

CV

Éducation

1991
B.A. English
University of Maryland - College Park

Expérience professionnelle

2013
Production Editor
Alight Solutions - Chicago
Edit health care benefits literature, websites, emails, and videos; attend production meetings; work closely with SMEs, CAs, designers, and client leads; maintain files on clients to ensure consistency and high standards; utilize all facets of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
2015 - 2017
Copy Editor
Ebony Media - Chicago
Edited, proofread, and fact checked Word copy and lasers to prepare for monthly publication; worked with designers, photographers, writers, SMEs, and editors; contributed to editorial content, layout design, and hed/dek creation; maintained style guide; ensured content fell within legal guidelines; used InDesign, Word track changes, and Adobe Acrobat.
2009 - 2016
Writer/Proofreader
Dreamspinner Press - Florida
Wrote blurbs (200-word or less synopses describing plot); proofread manuscripts at galley stage before finalization; wrote eight novels.
2014 - 2015
Writer
Walgreens Corporate - Chicago
Researched, wrote, and edited articles; created heds/deks, sidebars and visual presentation for Walgreens five in-house publications with a reach of 250,000-plus team members; wrote emails and other internal communications.

Certifications

2013
TEFL
Chicago

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