I believe in bringing cultures together and creating better understanding between them. One of the ways I do this is by teaching English because it is the international language. Another way is teaching Social Science, so students can learn to think critically about society and other cultures. I enjoy making friends from all around the world.
Most importantly, I'm a teacher that will give you a clear goal and plan for success. Furthermore, I also use the most advanced teaching techniques, such as simulating real life situations and proficiently correcting your mistakes, known as task-based language learning. In addition, my curriculums are based on CEFR standards for professional learning, teaching, and assessment.
I offer the following courses and services:
《Comprehensive English - Speaking, Listening, Reading, & Writing》
《TOEFL & IELTS Test Preparation》
《Business English - Comprehensive》
《Business English - Interview Preparation》
《Academic/Professional Writing Skills》
《Academic/Professional Paper Editing》
《Social Science》: History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Cross-Culture Communication Skills, etc.
Rocklin High School, Rocklin Academy, and John Adams Academy - Greater Sacramento Area
Long term and short term substitute teaching in the Greater Sacramento area for a variety of academic subjects.
Online Social Science/ESL Instructor
Private-Contractor - Global
Teaching Comprehensive English, Business English, IELTS/TOELF Preparation, and Social Science (World History, U.S. History, California History, Economics, Political Science, and Psychology) to students living all around the globe.
- Taught comprehensive ESL/EFL to university students (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). - Taught courses in cross-cultural communication skills and negotiation skills. - Prepared students to take the IELTS and TOEFL examinations and for job interviews in English. - Translating and copy-editing professional university documents from Chinese to English. - Curriculum design and implementation. - Student mentorship.
- "Certificate for Outstanding Foreign Expert of Jilin Province" awarded in appreciation of support for the construction of Jilin Province and friendly cooperation. - Taught comprehensive ESL to university students (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). - Taught cross-cultural communication skills. - Prepared students to take the IELTS and TOEFL examinations and for job interviews in English. - Curriculum design and implementation. - Student mentorship.
2011 - 2012
Pattison Education Group - Changchun, China
- Prepared Chinese students to study abroad: Researching academic institutions, explaining cultural differences & culture shock, improving overall English ability, and/or IELTS/TOEFL/GRE/SAT preparation. - Prepared students for their visa interviews with the U.S. State Department and USCIS. - Curriculum design. - Student mentorship. - Experience working with and establishing rapport with a wide variety of nationalities and cultures from just about every corner of the globe.
- Teaching English as a Second Language to students of all age groups and levels. - Explaining cultural differences. - Preparing lesson plans and carrying out on-going assessments. - Attending regular training workshops and receiving teaching observations and feedback. - Student mentorship. - Experience working with and establishing rapport with a wide variety of nationalities and cultures from just about every corner of the globe.
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing - California
By virtue of the authority vested in the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and in recognition of preparation for service in California Public schools Demetrius Houpis was awarded this teaching permit.
2019 - 2019
Social Science CSET III: Civics, Economics, & California History