Hello! my name is Emanja, I am from Trinidad and Tobago and I have been teaching English online to children for the last 2 years. I have also been a private English tutor to young adults for the last two years. I have traveled extensively throughout my life providing me with many opportunities to interact with people from all walks of life which has gained me invaluable interpersonal skills. I received a Bachelors degree in film production from California State University, Northridge and I am also TEFL certified. My approach to teaching language is to encourage speaking from the very beginning as I believe it is most effective for students to be able to first express their main ideas and then focus on perfecting pronunciation and grammar. Therefore, my teaching style focuses heavily on elicitation and student talk time, correcting students when appropriate. I also feel it is very important to provide a variety of teaching materials to be sure to keep the students' attention and of course, to have fun!