I am a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin where I received my Bachelor of Arts in English literature with a minor in philosophy. I have also recently earned a M.A. in English from The University of Saint Louis. After my undergraduate degree, I traveled extensively and taught English for over nine year along the way. I have had students of all ages from six years old to adults and of all levels. I have taught business and general English as well as prepared students for various proficiency exams, i.e. the Cambridge Exams. I currently give classes online to children and adults. After an initial needs analysis of the student, I construct short and long term lesson plans based on the goals and deficiencies of each individual student. It is my aim that students will be able to recognize and produce language suitable to various academic, social, and professional contexts. Emphasis is placed not only on grammatical correctness or sentence content, but also on style and rhetorical effectiveness. Language is the key to life’s many doors, and I enjoy giving mys students the confidence and skills to succeed in English.