Emma Smith

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Nice to meet you!

My name is Emma Smith am a highly talented and versatile individual with a passion for English, sports, and law. Born and raised in the United States, I have always loved the English language and literature. This passion led me to pursue a MA degree in English from Irvine Valley College, where I honed my research and analytical skills and developed a deep understanding of literary texts and authors.

In addition to my love for English, I am also an avid sports fan. I have always been fascinated by the dynamics of sports and how it brings people together. With my understanding of the sports industry and the legal system, I have been able to combine my passions and pursue a career that incorporates my interests in sports, law, and English.

I am a Journalist, writing articles on the English language, Sports, and Law. I can bring my understanding of the legal and business aspects of the sports industry to my writing, which has made me a respected voice in the field. My articles are well-received and highly respected by my peers and readers alike.

I am married and enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my loved ones. I am well known for my excellent communication skills, ability to think critically, and ability to see multiple perspectives.

I am a unique individual with a wide range of interests and talents, allowing me to build a fulfilling and successful career. My writing and analysis offer unique insights to the readers.

College Degrees

I hold a Bachelor of English as an undergraduate degree and an MA in English from Irvine Valley College as a graduate degree. An MA in English is a good choice for students interested in pursuing a career in academia and those who want to develop advanced skills in critical thinking, research, and communication. Graduates of an MA in English program may become professors and researchers or work in publishing, journalism, or public relations.

Continuing Education

I have a passion for learning and have been fortunate enough to earn certificates and take classes at reputable colleges even after completing my MA. I have a certificate in Functional English from California State University Northridge and one in Communicative English from San Francisco State University. Additionally, I have audited various literature courses from prestigious institutions, including my alma mater.

  • Business English (Irvine Valley College)
  • English for academic purposes (Irvine Valley College)
  • Intensive English (Biola University)
  • English Literature and Theatre Studies (Biola University)

Handling Corporate Sessions

I spent approximately a decade in finance and held junior and senior corporate positions. During this time, I was responsible for taking soft skills classes for companies such as General Motors. The HR department at GM had 83 full-time employees. My challenges as a corporate trainer helped me improve my communication skills. I am thankful for the diverse experiences I gained while working in the corporate world.

Teaching English Literature

I started teaching in local colleges when I was in college and still do so today. My favorite place to teach is a Sunday school class, community group, or small group.

My first teaching experience outside the college was with the English Language Testing Society. Through IFA, I taught Banking, Finance and Insurance courses to Business school teachers needing continuing education credits.

College Professor

While working, I began teaching as an adjunct professor at a local language college. This experience led me to teach at a language school as an adjunct professor. I eventually became an administrator at the same school. I have taught nearly 30 undergraduate courses like Creative Writing, Advanced Grammar and Composition, Linguistics, and Literature. My favorite classes to teach include:

  1. Grammar: Including parts of speech, sentence structure, and punctuation.
  2. Vocabulary: Including word forms, meanings, and usage in context.
  3. Reading: Including comprehension, critical thinking, and analysis.
  4. Writing: Including composition, organization, and style.
  5. Listening and Speaking: Including pronunciation, intonation, and conversation skills.
  6. Literature: Including study and analysis of various texts and authors, including poetry, drama, and fiction.

Academic and Learned Societies

Professional organizations that specialize in advancing the study and teaching of subjects related to the English language arts, such as grammar, literature, vocabulary, reading, and writing, as well as those that focus on specific fields such as law, academics, and linguistics, exist to support and enhance the knowledge and expertise of their members.

These societies, composed of educators, scholars, researchers, and other interested individuals, engage in activities designed to promote and sustain interest and progress in their field. These activities include publishing academic papers, attending conferences and workshops, collaborating with peers and colleagues, and sharing research and best practices.

As a member of these societies, I have access to many resources, networking opportunities, and professional development opportunities that help me stay current and informed in my field.

SocietyAbout
California Association of Teachers of EnglishThe California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) is a professional organization for English educators in California. It is affiliated with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the International Reading Association (IRA). The organization is made up of teachers, administrators, and other education professionals who are dedicated to promoting excellence in the teaching of English language arts.
California Association for Bilingual EducationThe California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) is a professional organization that promotes and supports bilingual education in California. The organization comprises educators, administrators, parents, and community members committed to providing high-quality bilingual education programs for California’s diverse student population.
Golden Gate Education SchoolTheir mission is to offer to international learners quality English as a Second Language instruction in a friendly and dynamic environment.

Writing

Writing has always been a passion of mine. Here is an example of an article I wrote about Comma Splice and Fused sentences. About 12 years ago, I began writing online and liked it. I enjoy the combination of content creation and the skills it requires.

Contact me

I have tried to balance sharing enough information about myself to engage readers and keeping privacy. I am willing to share more details about myself through email if I feel that the situation and purpose are appropriate.

You can contact me at emma.smith@askanydifference.com