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Working Smarter Not Harder: Test Preparation

Teacher: Jenny-Lyn Usher (Ottawa)

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Working Smarter Not Harder: Test Preparation

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Course description:


Preparing for TOEIC, SLE, IELTS, CanTEST, GCT, CELPIP or other assessment?

After an initial assessment, I tailor the plan to match your ability and the structure of the test. Each week will focus on a different section of the test, related vocabulary, grammar and focused language practice.

Teaching approach:


I follow a structured teaching method that includes hands on practice using authentic test materials and additional resources. Purchase of texts are optional and review materials will be provided to help you practice between classes.

Course program:


(Examples of class syllabus for each test.)

TOEIC Syllabus
Class #1: Introduction – General Techniques

Class #2: Section 1 – Photographs

Class #3: Section 2 – Question/Response

Class #4: Section 3 – Conversations

Class #5: Section 4 – Short Talks

Class #6: Section 5 – Incomplete Sentences

Class #7: Section 6 – Text Completion

Class #8: Section 7 – Reading Comprehension (1 document)

Class #9: Section 8 – Reading Comprehension (2 documents)
Class #10: Review and mock test.
Class #11+ : Pending individual students needs.

General Competency Test Syllabus
Class #1: Introduction – General Techniques

Class #2: Section 1 – Understanding Written Materials

Class #3: Section 2 – Solving Numerical Problems
Class #4: Section 3 – Drawing Logical Conclusions
Class #5: Review and Practice Test.
Class #6+ : Pending individual students needs.

SLE - TOP Syllabus
Class #1: Introduction – General Techniques

Class #2: Section 1 – Question and Answer (Short Answer)

Class #3: Section 2 – Short Listening, Question and Answer (Short Answer)
Class #4: Section 3 – 3 Minute Talk (Long Answer)
Class #5: Section 4 - Long Listen and Answer (Long Answer)
Class #6: Review and Practice Test.
Class #7+ : Pending individual students needs.

CanTEST Syllabus
Class #1: Introduction – General Techniques

Class #2: Speaking Section

Class #3: Listening Section
Class #4: Reading Section
Class #5: Writing Section
Class #6+ : Pending individual students needs.

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Library: Ottawa Main Library
120 Metcalfe St Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
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University: University of Ottawa - Library
65 University Private Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $25.00*
2 students:CAD $15.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $10.00 per student*

* Plus CAD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: CAD $5.00 (per student)


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Online: 60, 90, 120 minutes

In person: 60, 90, 120 minutes

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Teacher:

Jenny-Lyn Usher

City / Country of origin: Toronto, Canada

Mother language: English


ABOUT THE TEACHER

My name is Jenny-Lyn and I am a teacher who has an interest in adult, elementary (Grade 1 to 6) and ELL (English Language Learner) education. I was born in Ontario, Canada and have finished a Humanities B.A. in Toronto. I was fortunate to gain two and half years of teaching experience with adult learners in Japan but was ready to return to the classroom after completing a Diploma of Education in Melbourne, Australia.

I taught in Nunavut, Canada with ELL students between 5 and 8 years of age while also running a literacy remediation program for adults. I am presently living in Ottawa, Canada and working as a supply teacher with the Ottawa Carlton District School Board. I look forwards to working with you on your language goals. :)


TEACHER EDUCATION

Diploma of Education Primary, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2011.

Honours B.A., University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Ontario, Canada, 2007.

High School Diploma, Etobicoke School of the Arts, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, 2002.

Additional Qualification Training:

Reading (Specialist), ETFO, Canada, 2015.

Teaching First Nation, Métis and Inuit, ETFO, Canada, 2015.

Special Education (Part 2), OISE University of Toronto, Canada, 2014.

English as a Second Language (Specialist), OISE University of Toronto, Canada, 2014.

Kindergarten (Part 1), OISE University of Toronto, Canada, 2014.

TEACHER EXPERIENCE

Kindergarten to grade 3 English Language Teacher, Ulaajuk School; Pond Inlet, Canada - 2012 - 2015.

Grade 5/6 Teacher, Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik; Kugluktuk, Canada - 2011 - 2012.

Adult ESL Teacher, Language House Inc; Niihama, Japan - 2007-2010.

Adult ESL Instructor; Bradford, Ontario, Canada - 2007.

In-Class Tutor, Tecumseth North Public School; Beeton, Ontario, Canada - 2004.

Income Tax Assistant, UTSC; Scarborough, Ontario, Canada - 2004.

Private tutor, I Can Do It!; Bond Head, Ontario, Canada - 1999-2002.

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