Qualifications & Experience

Hello! My name is Sophie Heskje, and I have been a full-time teacher and tutor for the past six years in the US, Italy, Poland, and China. Most recently, I worked as a high school teacher in Quanzhou, China for the 2019-2020 school year. I taught 10th grade Literature and 11th grade Writing to Chinese students at an international high school—there, I helped the students prepare for academic success at universities in the US, Canada, and the UK. The courses included a strong focus in college writing and literary analysis.
I have taught both formally and informally in a variety of situations. For several years, I tutored primary and middle school students in an after-school program for children in my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. While I was an undergraduate student, I worked as a writing consultant at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. During these sessions, I helped students to discuss and analyze literature, to grasp the rules of the English language, and to discover ways of improving their writing. I was also a teaching assistant for an English professor, and I met with her regularly to help plan lessons, set goals, and grade assignments for Freshmen English classes. In addition, I served as a substitute teacher for a local primary school for students in grades 1-3.
Once I moved abroad, I taught English to sophomores at Sias University in Zhengzhou, China (2015-2018). As a teacher for English language learners, I created appropriate lessons, prepared students for assessments, and provided extra support for the students’ language learning. In Poland (2018-2019), I taught individuals and small groups of students at a language academy in Warsaw. At this academy, I created lessons for specific students needs, covering different areas such as grammar, Business English, standardized tests, and academic writing.
The opportunities that I have had as a tutor and a teacher have encouraged me to be compassionate, organized, and creative. I have learned to communicate well with other staff as well as parents, and to structure activities that will benefit students collectively as well as individually. I look forward to working with you!

Education

2015

Bryan College

English Literature

Degree

2015

Bachelors

Subjects

Test Preparation

ACT Writing
ACT Reading
IELTS
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL

ACT

ACT Writing
ACT Reading

SAT

SAT Reading
SAT Writing

English

English (K-8)
High School Level English
College Level English
ESL/ESOL
Essay Writing
Grammar
Literature
Reading & Comprehension
Phonics
Proofreading
Study Skills
Vocabulary

Language

ESL/ESOL
Public Speaking

Professional

Public Speaking
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word

Other

Homeschool

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