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Bruce Kemp

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Russe
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Allemand
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Swahili
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À propos de moi

I am a teacher with an MS in education, who retired after 20 years of teaching. My subjects were mathematics, and computer repair, networking, programming, and security. I have spoken 5 languages in my life but did not study the recent three them in a classroom. One of them does not fit in the box, an unwritten, tribal language of the Samburu tribe in the Northern Frontier District of Kenya, where I lived for four years. I was able to do that because I studied phonetics, phonology, and morphology with Summer Institute of Linguistics. That is partly why I concentrate on pronunciation. I just love languages.
I have also worked as a skilled worker in factories before I earned a BS in chemistry and worked as an industrial engineer for several years after graduation. I retired from teaching in the public school system last year and got my TEFL certificate from ITA, including an additional class certifying me for business English and teaching young learners. I would like to teach adults in China who have reached at least the Intermediate level and who need to speak to American English clients and/or colleagues in English.
I would like to be able to design and teach my own lesson plans and teach a student or group for a number of lessons to achieve specific goals. My current position has me teaching group and private lessons on a completely random basis using lesson plans provided by the company. I have developed a following of advanced adults who are progressing nicely and who specify me as the teacher they want. My teaching style is very low-key and mutually interactive. I talk with the student for a while to evaluate the initial phonetic issues and work on those and others issues systematically in class while students also do out-of-class exercises until we have achieved student goals.
I would like to teach Chinese students particularly. That has been a sort of life dream and I am also starting to learn Mandarin now. The great majority of my current students in 30-40 classes per week are Chinese, so I know full well what this entails. Again, I would like to work on pronunciation and particular language issues related to business, IT, mathematics, computer security, and computer networking. This could also include presentations, writing reports, office relationships, management styles, and engineering. Since I have worked in computer networking and security for 25 years, I am totally fluent with the vocabulary and methodologies of those parts of IT.
I would describe myself as happy, positive, direct in a gentle way, sensitive, thoughtful, and caring. I do not profess to have all the answers on day #1. I am a pragmatic, systematic technician with a heart. My classes are full of discussion and compliments that stress the solutions while avoiding anything resembling blame.
I am looking for a company with whom I can work who has a platform where I can operate comfortably and efficiently while teaching at home as I do now. I really like the way your web page is laid out and your school is organized.
Thank you.
Bruce Kemp

Cours particuliers

60 minutes

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CV

schoolÉducation

2018 - 2018
Teaching English As A Foreign Language certificate,
International TEFL Academy - Chicago, Illinois
Certificate to teach English as a foreign language with added endorsement for teaching business English and young learners
1993 - 1996
MS in Education
Radford University - Radford, Virginia
I was in the Math/Science cohort under the education department, but took additional classes in Special education and compter science beyond the scope of the education degree.
1972 - 1978
BA with Chemistry concentration
University of Wisconsin, River Falls - River Falls, Wisconsin
Bachelor's degree
1999 - 0
Virginia Teaching License
Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Education - Richmond, Virginia
Professional Teaching License, endorsed in Chemistry, Computer Science and Computer Security
1999 - 0
Virginia Teaching License
Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Education - Richmond, Virginia
Professional Teaching License, endorsed in Chemistry, Computer Science and Computer Security

briefcaseExpérience professionnelle

2009 - 2019
Teacher
Montgomery County Public Schools - Christiansburg, Virginia
Taught at Christiansburg High School, CTE program in computer repair, networking, programming and security. Courses dual-enroll with 2 local colleges.
2002 - 2009
Technician with Communication Network Services
Virginia Polytechnic Institiute and University - Blacksburg, Virginia
Taught at Christiansburg High School, CTE program in computer repair, networking, programming and security. Courses dual-enroll with 2 local colleges.
1997 - 2001
Adjunct teacher at community college
New River Community College - Dublin, Virginia
Taught remedial high school math for 2 years, then Cisco Systems computer networking
2000 - 1999
High school math teacher
Giles County Public Schools - Narrows, Virginia
Taught at Narrows High School. High school algebra 1&2, plane geometry
1984 - 1988
Missionary during the famine of the 1980's
World Mission Prayer League - Mpls, Minnesota
Assigned to Kenya, East Africa to do churchplanting, famine relief and famine recovery. Learned and operated using Kiswahili and Samburu languages.
2019 - 0
Online Teacher
Education First - Cambridge, MA
Online teaching to adult students, mostly from China and Brazil. I have taught 20-56 classes per week.

Cours particuliers

60 minutes