I am a professional language and writing instructor with an extensive background in coaching all levels of learners internationally in many different teaching, online, one on one, and in the classroom settings.
As a communication major my skills from public speaking made it possible for me to teach at the university level for a number of years, and then move into the private field of language schools and training.
This and my dedication to helping others has allowed me to learn, and develop, some of the best, most effective, and widely used language training tools in the world. I have a passion for languages. I would like to share what I know and continue to develop my skills and understanding for many years.
Qualifications & Experience
My education encompasses a long career as a news reporter and journalist as a Mass Communication student from the University of Utah. I also have a degree in Business Management from Weber State University. My master's education is in Multi-Media Film, MFA. I specialize in all forms of professional communication in business, interviewing, writing, examinations, basic conversation, and kid's phonics training. And I am TEFL certified to teach children.
Having been a language trainer and learner for 14 years, I have taught thousands of students from around the world.
In my experience, I have developed dedicated lesson planning systems, specifically designed for the student depending on their needs.
Interestingly, I have found many ESL students with difficulties reaching their true potential. I have also found traditional models of learning to be rather rigid and outdated for progressive thought in the high-paced technologically-driven communication world we live in today.
These issues are very important when it comes to speaking at high levels or high-pressure situations. My system brings together the best learning programs into one comprehensive lesson planning system and is adjustable to each specific need and goal of the learner.
Some of my classes have helped my students to pass entry exams, get great jobs, get into great universities, succeed at all levels of speaking, writing, and communication for professional and interpersonal use all while having fun. My classes are fun, and I really love teaching that's why I still do it after all these years.
BS Business Management/Finance
BS Mass Communication/Journalism
MFA Film and Computer Imagery
C-TEFL 120 hour
Over 10 years of teaching experience in Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Thailand)
Over 5 years of working internationally as a language trainer with video calls, conferencing, and correspondence.
Areas of focus
Writing instruction at all levels
Phonics For Kids
Focus on writing, public speaking, editing and multi media.
2011 - 2010
Language Trainer - Test Preperation
Babel English - Shanghai - China
Instructed corporate level students and professional learners how to pass entrance and evaluation exams into the United States. Exams covered a number of levels and needs of the student. Basic skills also included writing and spoken English. learning action plans, level testing and evaluations and highly specialized courses designed for each student's needs.
2009 - 2010
Writing and Journalism Instructor
Dalian University of Foreign Languages - China
Taught advanced creative writing and journalism to English majors. Most of the classes were specifically designed to target specific trouble areas in communication and writing depending on the needs of each class or student, while also engaging in a large classroom setting.
2006 - 2010
Public Speaking Instructor
Dalian Maritime University - China
Taught public speaking and interpersonal communication to college level law, nautical and English majors. Most of the classes were specifically designed to target specific trouble areas in communication and writing depending on the needs of each class or student.
2003 - 2006
The Daily Chronicle - Utah
Full Time Staff Writer for the university daily publication. I specialized in political news reporting. I also interned with this this office, receiving highly specialized programs from some of the best news reporters in the nation.
2016 - 0
Freelance - Online
Develop and instruct dealied, trackable, language training methodology to English learners using video calling around the world.
2009 - 2009
i to i - China
Grammar methodology, phonology, classroom management, activities, practice many text book, practice working with ESL audio visual aids and materials, Introduction to international exam series or one business English textbook series.