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Beth Anne

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Hi, my name is Beth Anne Firnges. I have a Master’s degree, a Graduate Teaching Certificate in TESOL and a BA in Linguistics all from Brigham Young University (BYU). I have over 10 years of teaching/tutoring experience. I specialize in teaching American English pronunciation and grammar but have taught all skill areas including reading, listening/speaking, and writing.

I have taught English as a second or foreign language in person as a professor at Utah Valley University (UVU) and at BYU. I have taught abroad in person in Japan and online to Korea and Hong Kong. I have tutored individual international students of all ages from professional business men and women to very young children.

I have been married for almost seven years and have continued teaching all the while. Our household consists of my amazing husband, three wonderful children, a teenage niece who lives with us, and me. We enjoy going on family outings, watching movies, reading fun books, playing games, and learning languages.

Whether tutoring individuals or teaching a class full of students it is very important to record an initial diagnostic assessment to see how much students know and what they need or want to learn and practice. For pronunciation, this is especially important in the form of voice or video recordings of the students before and after a series of lessons in order to record the students’ improvement. Student learning depends mainly on the dedication of the students and the time they put into practicing what they are learning. I base my lessons on what students want to learn so that they will enjoy learning with me. I am so excited to tutor you!

Please sign up to take one-on-one lessons with me on Verbling. You will be happy you did. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals and dreams!

Program

Öğretme Başarısı

Yeni Başlayan
Üst Başlangıç seviyesi
Orta düzey
Üst Orta seviye
İleri düzey
Üst İleri seviye
American English
Children (4-11)
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Proficiency Assessment
Reading Exercises
Accent Reduction
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Listening Comprehension
Phonetics
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development

Özgeçmiş

Eğitim

2010 - 2012
TESOL M.A.
Brigham Young University - Provo, Utah
Created Units Online for a TESOL Teacher help page
2008 - 2009
TESOL Graduate Certificate
Brigham Young University - Provo, Utah
Learned to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages and to Mentor other Teachers
2005 - 2008
Linguistics B.A. with a TESOL Minor
Brigham Young University - Provo, Utah
Learned about Languages and how they work and to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages

Çalışma Deneyimi

2010
Adjunct ELL Professor
Utah Valley University - Orem, Utah
Taught Reading level 1-2, Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation level 1-4 and Grammar level 1-4 classes
2007 - 2012
Manager and Online EFL Tutor
Gabby Geckos - Online to Korea
Manager and Online EFL Tutor: Took care of hiring, payroll, and managing teacher and student interactions. Taught EFL students pronunciation, reading and conversational English online
2011 - 2011
Personal EFL Tutor
Utah Valley University - Orem, Utah
Tutored all levels of ESL students one-on-one in reading, writing, grammar, listening/speaking and pronunciation.
2008 - 2010
TESOL Graduate Certificate Program Representative
Graduate Student Forum - Denver, Colorado; Boston, Massachussetts; and Provo, Utah
Organized the Graduate Student Forum carried out with the TESOL Conference in Denver, CO 2009, and Boston MA 2010 with a team, also helped plan GSA activities
2008 - 2010
ESL Teacher, Curriculum Developer, and Intern
Brigham Young University - Provo, Utah
Taught ESL in reading, listening/speaking, writing, and grammar
2008 - 2010
ESL Speech Grader
Brigham Young University Research Group - Pedagogical Software Speech Technology (PSST) - Provo, Utah
Graded ESL Students’ speech samples
2007 - 2009
English Language Consultant
Private ESL Tutor - Provo, Utah
Tutored International students at Brigham Young University in writing and pronunciation, and Korean High School students in TOEFL Skills
2008 - 2009
English Writing Assistant
City University of Hong Kong - Online to Hong Kong
Gave feedback on students’ written assignments online
2009 - 2009
Accent Coach
The Latter-Day Saint Temple Department - Provo, Utah
Tutored English Pronunciation to a foreign business professional
2008 - 2008
English Instructor/Intern
Internet Ventures - Online to China and Taiwan (dailyenglishpod.com)
Wrote lesson plans to be posted, and did voice recordings for podcasts
2007 - 2007
English Language Teaching Intern
Selnate International School - Provo, Utah
Helped ESL students with TOEFL and business classes, taught lessons, graded papers, and tutored individual students with listening/Speaking as a Study Buddy, helped develop new curriculum
2007 - 2007
English Language Consultant/Intern
Interac Co., Ltd. Japan - Tokyo, Japan (Physically in Japan not online)
Taught as an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Junior High Schools, and developed materials for an intensive English course for professional teachers

Sertifikalar

2008 - 2009
TESOL Graduate Certificate
Brigham Young University - Provo, Utah
Learned to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages and to Mentor Other Teachers