I am a native-speaking English teacher currently living in Hawaii. I have a CELTA certification through the University of Cambridge (Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults). I work with students to improve their skills in general English within a customized learning plan. Additionally, I teach IELTS/FCE/TOEFL test prep.
I teach English to adults with some background in the language (pre-intermediate - advanced). I taught ESL in Ecuador for 3 years to students of all ages and proficiencies. Currently, I teach environmental and food education to elementary students.
My teaching style empowers the student to speak as much as possible and not be afraid to make mistakes while using elements of guided-discovery. We will focus on pronunciation, practicing colloquial English, grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary, and improving on all general English skills: reading, speaking, listening, and writing.
The lessons will be structured to help with whatever the student’s personal needs and interests are. I strive to create a compassionate learning environment where the student feels comfortable and consistently improves their fluency.
Aloha & MAHALO! (Goodbye/Hello and THANK YOU in Hawaiian)
***I am currently not teaching on Verbling*** (Starting April 2021)
I taught one-to-one English classes to business professionals and provided FCE and IELTS preparation.
2018 - 2019
English and Grammar Teacher
Liceo Internacional - Quito, Ecuador
I taught Spanish-speaking middle and high school students English and Grammar classes at an international school
2018 - 2019
Private English Tutor
I taught personalized and private English classes to children, business professionals, and adults of varying levels
2017 - 2017
International House - Quito, Ecuador
I worked with Ecuadorian scholars who had government-funded scholarships to study abroad. I provided IELTS preparation and taught general English skills. I creatively structured classes to engage students and often prepared my own material.
2019 - 0
Kohala Elementary - Big Island, Hawaii
I teach elementary kids (K-5) garden, food, and nutrition education.
2016 - 2016
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
International House, University of Cambridge - Ecuador