Hi, I'm Lisa! I live in California with my cat, Bellamy and some of my favorite things to do include playing with my nieces, spending time in nature, doing art, playing PC games like Elder Scrolls Online and Minecraft, reading and listening to audio books. I love learning languages like Welsh and Ukrainian, and I love to share my love of learning languages with my students.
I've been teaching English in the classroom and online since 2006. I am friendly and engaging, and I am passionate about helping my students reach their English learning goals. I will work with you to create a personalized study plan targeted to your needs. Whether you want to improve your speaking, listening, writing, pronunciation, or prepare for an exam or job interview, I can help you accomplish it!
What I expect of my students: I will work with students who are kind and respectful as well as ready to learn.
California State University, Chico - Chico, California
Coursework in applied linguistics, culture, cross-cultural communication, archaeology and forensic anthropology. Additional focus on English literature, French language, and world history.
2010 - 2011
English Teacher - EF English First
Taught high-energy, interactive lessons to children aged 3 to 16 using a variety of materials in high-tech classrooms.
2009 - 2010
Shanghai Brisbane Education Training Centre - Shanghai, China
Taught a teacher development class to help Chinese teachers, who specialized many subjects, to improve their English skills in a mixed-level classroom; taught an IELTS preparation courses for students at three local high schools. Conducted spoken English placement tests to select students, administered and graded IELTS practice tests (which included listening, reading and writing components). Taught spoken English to twelve classes of high school students at Chuan Sha High School, a key school in Shanghai.
2008 - 2009
Royal International English Training Centre - Xi'an, China
Taught classes on a wide range of topics , facilitated evening discussions in the conversation club, adapted lessons for mixed-level classes in order to meet the needs of students from different age groups and backgrounds, from teenagers to professionals.
2006 - 2008
Xi'an International Studies University - Xi'an, China
Taught reading and spoken English lessons for hundreds of university students in the Journalism and Politics departments.
2013 - 0
Online English Teacher
Quickstar English - Sacramento, California
Providing high-quality one-on-one and small-group online lessons to students of all ages and ability levels.