Let's work together to reach your goals! I specialize in focused coaching for business professionals to develop outstanding communication skills quickly. The key is customized learning to build the abilities you need to have a career and life that you love.
For 20 years I worked as a marketing professional for companies large and small -- I understand business and what you need to succeed. In 2018 I earned my TESOL certification and since then I've been working with non-native speakers to help them gain the skills and confidence needed to advance toward their goals.
To learn about my customized coaching, sign up for a trial lesson. I'd love to hear from you!
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About me – I’m a US native, currently living in Vietnam. I have a neutral accent and a supportive style. I’m patient and relaxed but also very focused on getting results from each session.
Customized learning – My lessons are customized to focus specifically on the skills you need to achieve your ideal career and life goals. We use practical, realistic exercises to help you develop your abilities and your confidence. After each lesson we’ll discuss what worked most effectively and I’ll adapt the following sessions to match your learning style. My hourly fee reflects the planning time needed for this highly customized process.
Trial lessons - During the trial lesson we’ll assess your skills and discuss your goals. We’ll identify your learning style and outline a plan for achieving results efficiently. If we agree that working together will result in real progress, I’ll develop a course designed specifically for your needs.
- program highly customized for each student
- specializing in business communication skills
- designed for motivated business professionals
- practical, realistic exercises to develop confidence quickly
- upper intermediate to advanced English language skills
- patient and supportive teaching focused on results
- 20+ years of business experience in marketing
- 3+ years of English teaching experience
School of TESL/Seattle Pacific University - Seattle, WA
This was a tough course that included onsite and online classes. I also did nearly 20 hours of teaching practice in an adult ESL community college course -- this gave me huge respect and admiration for non-English speakers who are learning the language.
1980 - 1984
BA in English
University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
UVa's English Department was ranked #2 in the US while I was there. I received a great education with some of the best teachers in the country. They gave me a love of language and learning that I try to pass along to my students.
ESL Coach for Business Professionals
My teaching career began with learners of all ages. I now specialize in focused coaching for motivated businesspeople, to improve their career and life opportunities through advanced communication skills.
2018 - 2019
English as a Foreign Language
PLUS English Center - Tam Ky, Vietnam
This English language school offered classes for students ranging from pre-school aged children to adults, with language skills from very-beginning to intermediate levels. The adult classes included Business English, Communication Skills, and Pronunciation. This was a paid position as a part-time teacher.
2018 - 2018
English as a Foreign Language, Volunteer Teacher
Mother Sister Nepal Orphanage Home - Langtang District, Nepal
The students here ranged from 3 years old to 14 years old. The children had beginning-level language skills so I focused on the basic skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
2018 - 2018
English as a Foreign Language, Secondary School
Shree Machupuchre Secondary School - Pokhara, Nepal
At this school, my focus was on giving the students practical language skills and strategies for speaking and reading English more fluently and confidently. It was a volunteer teaching position.
2018 - 2018
English as a Foreign Language, Primary and Secondary School
Fermo School District - Fermo, Italy
Most students here already had good basic language skills so I designed lessons to help them reach the next level of ability. I worked at the school as a volunteer teacher.
2017 - 2017
Olympic College - Poulsbo, WA
In Spring of 2017, I taught in an ESL classroom at a community college as part of my TESOL certification. The students were adult learners with a wide range of cultural backgrounds and beginning-to-intermediate language skills.