Hi there! I am a TEFL certified Native English speaker from the state of North Carolina. I currently teach an advanced ESL class of adults in my community who are from all parts of the world; Korea, Japan, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ukraine and Russia. I specialize in helping advanced students take their English skills to a higher level, especially those who are seeking entrance to an American University or College.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies (which means a focus on American literature and history) as well as a Master of Divinity degree (which means I enjoy helping people). Before my TEFL certification, I worked teaching environmental education in public schools and have worked in the legal field, and travel industry for many years. I am also an independent writer and musician. For my students this means that I can bring a wealth of knowledge and creativity to my teaching that will give them a richer learning experience.
My approach to language learning is a holistic one meaning that I incorporate a variety of methods and techniques into my lessons all with the aim of improving students' fluency and accuracy. Students themselves have a variety of learning styles so I want input from you, my future students, as to how you learn best, what you need the most help with, and what you want English to do for you.
I am a very friendly and approachable teacher who will challenge you to go further and to take chances. I will encourage and affirm your efforts. There is no need to be fearful of making mistakes. Mistakes are part of the learning process. I will be your biggest cheerleader! I am on your team!