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Peter Knapp shares his PCTA teaching experience

Peter Knapp is one of our first TCP graduates to be awarded the Post-Certificate Teaching Associate (PCTA) position where he received mentorship from the Program Director and taught in the Community Language Program. PCTA is a competitive teaching opportunity intended to enhance teaching experience for TCP graduates.

 

Class Level Taught: ESL Intermediate, Level 2

 Students in the TESOL Certificate program

"I was a Post-Certificate Teaching Associate at Teachers College in the fall of 2018, and it was a terrific experience in every way. I taught three 2-hour classes per week, which for me was just right, with strong continuity from class to class and plenty of time to prepare. My students were dedicated and hardworking, and also a lot of fun! The support from Teachers College was top-notch and I was mentored by the Program Director, whose experience and guidance were invaluable. Overall I'm tremendously grateful for the PCTA program. I can't imagine a better way to begin my TESOL career!"