Andrea LE SUER
Missouri City, TX 77489
Experienced in individual teaching and classroom teaching contexts
Taught business- and academic-oriented language learners, as well as learners desiring “daily-living” English skills
Subjects of interest: pronunciation and intonation; idioms and high-frequency, quickly usable language; business English (economics and political focus)
Rated by students as “engaging”, “specific about methodology”, “thoughtful”
MA – TESOL, The New School, New York, NY May 2015
BA – Theater, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
A belief in task-focused learning that develops independent understanding and application of concepts
Student-focused classroom style based on pair- and group-work that incorporates individual learner interests, past experiences and specific learning objectives
NORTH AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, Stafford TX Aug 2018 - present
Adjunct Instructor in English for “Level Three” & "Level Four" English-language learners ("Intermediate to Upper Intermediate") at Gulf Language School. University-level Reading/Vocabulary, Essay Writing, Grammar, Listening/Note-taking and Speaking skill development for General English learners designed to prepare learners for individual language goals, other than academic.
LISTO, Katy, TX Jan 2017 – present
On-Call English-language Instructor for private and group clients. Grammar, speaking, listening and writing skill development for learners at A2 through B2 levels (CEFR “Elementary” – “Upper Intermediate”). Prepared and delivered instruction for private tutoring clients and group clients including English for Specific Purposes (English for Food Service Workers) and daily-living/”survival” English (reading, speaking and conversation skills) for mothers of ESL students in a Katy, Texas K-12 school.
Cartus, Danbury, CT Apr 2014 – Sept 2018
Independent English-language Instructor for Cartus global-relocation clients in the Houston, TX region (energy company employees and their families). Grammar, speaking, writing and listening skill-building for TOEFL preparation, business applications and daily-living use. Levels range from Low-Intermediate to Advanced. Select companies include: Chevron, British
Petroleum, AIG. Countries represented: Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Argentina and Brazil.
Learning Institute of Texas, Houston, TX Jun 2017 – July 2017
English-language Instructor. Academic Reading and Writing skill development for University-bound learners at B2 level (CEFR "Upper Intermediate") at an accredited private language institute. Emphasized reading skill building (vocabulary extension and comprehension) and developing essay- and personal-writing strategies in preparation for entrance to University. Created and administered formative and summative assessments to evaluate readiness for next study levels. Students’ countries of origin include: Pakistan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Venezuela.
Literacy Advance of Houston, Houston, TX Oct 2016 – Feb 2017
Volunteer English-language Instructor. Reading, speaking and daily-living skill development for very beginning English-language learners in Southeast Houston.
Learning Institute of Texas, Houston, TX Jan 2016 - present
English-language Instructor for a private language institute. Reading and writing skill development (comprehension, vocabulary, academic writing) for university-bound learners at B2 level (CEFR “Upper Intermediate”) and above. Created formative and summative assessments to gauge student readiness for future learning.
ELS English Language Services, University of Houston Clear Lake, TX Spring 2015
English-language Instructor for university-bound learners in an Intensive English Program (IEP) consisting of Reading, Vocabulary, Listening and Speaking, and Writing skill-building work done in four-week sessions. Worked with Intermediate-level learners (CEFR Level B2), from various countries including Saudi Arabia, Russia and Angola.
Learning Institute of Texas, Houston, TX Apr 2015 – May 2015
English-language Instructor for a private language institute. Reading and writing skill development (comprehension, vocabulary) for university-bound learners at B2 level (CEFR “Upper Intermediate”). TOEFL Reading and Writing Examination preparation.
The New School, New York, NY June 2014 – Aug 2014
English-language Instructor for the University’s Summer Outreach program. Taught 12 Advanced-level learners in grammar, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Used task-based teaching approach to improve learners’ communicability, connecting listening to comprehension in order to fulfill specific communication objectives.
The New School, New York, NY July 2013 - Aug 2013
English language Instructor for the University’s Summer Outreach program. Taught 15 Intermediate-level learners in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Learn English Ministry, Houston, TX 2012 – 2013
English language Instructor of Level One (Foundation) and Level Two (low-Intermediate) learners from Latin America and Southeast Asia in developing grammar, reading and daily-living skills. Assessed and placed learners in appropriate levels prior to start of each semester.
East African Community Services, Seattle, WA 2010 – 2011 English-language Instructor and Conversation Facilitator to learners from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and China. Curriculum focused on speech and conversation; provided business-license preparation training and US citizenship-test preparation.
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