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Lessons offered by Hannah
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • Business English
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • All Levels

Experienced writing and English language teacher/tutor offering online lessons | 4+ yrs experience, MA + TESOL training

Methodology

Confidence and student agency are key when it comes to succeeding in writing and language learning, so I make sure that my teaching or tutoring is always student-centered and supportive. When I teach or tutor, I always make sure to adjust my teaching style given a student's relationship with either language learning or writing, a student's learning style, the modality, their level, etc. What remains the same is my energy and enthusiasm for work they're doing. I make my strong passion for literacy education present in how I make sure to make lessons meaningful and engaging.

Background

Hi y'all! My name is Hannah and I've been working in education as a tutor or teacher since 2016. I've taught everything from college writing (at DePaul), public speaking, and creative writing to English as an additional language. I've also worked with students looking to pass the ACT, SAT, PSAT, IELTS, and TOEFL. My expertise as an educator comes from my undergraduate and graduate studies in writing studies, my training as a Fulbright teacher in Malaysia, and my TESOL certificate work. My passion comes from my own love of writing and language.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $16/h
Lessons offered by Hannah
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • Business English
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • All Levels

Hannah's resume

EDUCATION

June 2020 - DePaul University, Chicago, IL.
M.A. in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse
Concentration in the Teaching of Language and Writing
Graduate Certificate in TESOL

May 2015 - St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX.
B.A. in Writing and Rhetoric
Concentration in Journalism
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors Program with a 4.0 GPA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019 - First-Year Writing Instructor –– DePaul University, Chicago, IL.
Teaching Focus: Composition and Rhetoric I (Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse 103.

2019 - English Instructor –– Converse International School of Languages. Chicago, IL.
Teaching Focus: Intermediate and Advanced Academic English for Summer Program.

2018 - English Instructor –– Atlantic Education Group. Hà Noi, Vietnam.
Teaching Focus: IELTS test prep for levels 1-4, Academic English for CEFR levels A2+ through C2, creative writing, and public speaking.

2017 - English Instructor –– IvyPrep. Hà Noi, Vietnam.
Teaching Focus: IELTS, SAT reading and writing, college writing prep, academic English, and English for communication.

2016 - English Teaching Assistant –– U.S. Department of State Fulbright Program. Malaysia.
Teaching Focus: High School EFL for ages 11-15, peer mentoring skills.
Administration Focus: Designed and led after school-programming using Department of State grant money, advised potential study abroad applicants, and helped design and implement an ongoing state-wide peer mentor program.

OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

2018-Present - First-Year Writing Program Assistant/Grad Assistant –– DePaul University. Chicago, IL.
Manage online resource base for first-year writing faculty, audit syllabi, complete various projects for programmatic development and research in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse.

2019-Present - TOEFL Writing Rater –– ETS. Remote.
Score TOEFL writing tests using ETS’ remote scoring system and training.

2018-Present - Writing/Language Tutor –– DePaul University Center for Writing-based Learning. Chicago, IL.
Tutor undergrad and grad students in a variety of modalities, complete research and project work designed to enhance tutoring for center’s multilingual students.

2018-Present - Private Language and Writing Tutor –– Self. Chicago, IL.
Tutor basic English, the PSAT, TOEFL, IELTS, high school English lit, and college composition to a number of clients of various ages, levels, and nationalities.

2015 - Social Content Producer –– Austin American-Statesman. Austin, TX.
Produced online content and managed social media accounts for the city’s largest newspaper.

2012-2015 - Hilltop Views Online Editor-in-Chief –– St. Edward’s University. Austin, TX.
Supervised editorial staff and led all efforts to expand online campus newspaper presence.

2013 - Interactive Intern –– Emmis Radio Austin. Austin, TX.
Wrote and shot content for Emmis’s websites and social media channels. Helped manage CMS.

2012 - Teaching Assistant –– St. Edward’s University International Campus. Angers, France.
Served as writing and language tutor for French students in an English literature course.

2012 - Marketing Assistant/Coordinator (Intern at WHQ) – Nike. Beaverton, OR.
Researched and wrote content for website use and managed a weekly internal newsletter.

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Rouse, L. Larrowe, R., & Thornby, H. Strategies for Supporting Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Styles in All Parts of the Writing Process. Panel session presented at International Writing Center Association Conference, Columbus, OH.

Lazio, M., Huff, N., Cueto, I. & Thornby, H. Redeveloping Tutor Training: Supporting Tutors’ Work with English as an Additional Language Writers. Panel session presented at International Writing Center Association Conference, Columbus, OH.

Workman, E. & Thornby, H. Uncovering Forms of Knowledge-Making in FYW through Systematic Analysis of Writing Assignments. Panel session presented at Council of Writing Program Administrators National Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Thornby, H., & Larrowe, R. (2019, May). Creating Inclusive Learning Environments Through Effective Writing Assignments. Roundtable presented at the DePaul Teaching and Learning Conference, Chicago, IL.

Thornby, H. Can Grammarly Address the Gaps for Multilingual Writers: A Survey Study. Poster presented at the TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo, Atlanta, GA.

Thornby, H., & Romero, K., & Yim, A. Lessons Learned: Applying Tutor Experience to EAL Writing Success. Panel session presented at the Illinois TESOL-BE Convention, Naperville, IL.

RELEVANT GRADUATE COURSEWORK
Teaching Writing
Teaching Apprenticeship Practicum
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language
Grammar for Teachers
Writing Center Theory & Pedagogy
Teaching Writing Online

HONORS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
**SEU = St. Edward’s University
DePaul Graduate Assistantship
DePaul Graduate Research Fund
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant
SEU Honors Thesis of the Year
SEU Summer Academic Excellence Award
SEU Blue and Gold Society Leadership Award
SEU Outstanding English Student of the Year
SEU Outstanding Journalism Student of the Year
SEU Honors Program Study Abroad Award
SEU Faculty Scholarship
SEU Trustee Scholarship

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