I taught ESL for 15 years at WSP (Washington State Penitentiary) before DOC (the Department of Corrections) eliminated the funding for those programs in 2012. I hope to someday teach ESL classes again since I have three graduate degrees in that field.
Currently I teach Basic Skills classes with a wide variety of ABE and GED students. I help the lower-level students improve their reading and math skills, while I prepare the higher level students to pass the GED tests. I am a very patient instructor so I normally volunteer to work with the lower-level students. I teach with lectures, group lessons and individual work. I incorporate documentaries and historical movies into my lessons to teach the students about history, science, geography, and culture.