ESL instruction; TOEFL and academic tests preoparation; literature; literacy; reading; writing; Serbo-Croatian language
I hold BA in Serbo-Croatian language from University of Zagreb and a master’s license in TESOL from UNI and have nearly twenty years of teaching experience.
My teaching has ranged from elementary, middle and high school through the college level in various subjects affiliated with languages and literature.
In my instruction, I aligned NY state CCLS with classrooms' objectives and specific needs of very diverse students (emphasized rigor and academic language acquisition). In adition to project-based learning, I used interdisciplinary approach to teach language through science, social studies, math, art and music content.
Being goal-oriented and believing in the right each student has for a chance to learn, I am determined and committed to the highest standards. Working on students’ academic, emotional and social well-being is my teaching credo. I received Chavez award in 2011 for exemplary teaching and advocacy for ELLs.
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