My name is Shika G. from Denver, Colorado, USA. I have my 120 hour TESOL certificate and recently obtained two master's degrees in International Education and Political Science. I have been teaching ESL online to Chinese students for a year and a half and started teaching adults online about a month ago. Years ago in college I obtained a tutoring certificate and worked in the college tutoring center. More recently, I worked as a Denver Math Fellow, also helping with literacy, at a start-up International Baccalaureate middle school with a large Latino population. I home schooled five children, the youngest who is 14, and was a swim teacher for 25 years.
I consider myself more of a facilitator than a teacher using a personalized, Socratic method of teaching. With beginning students, I try to use more TPR and use a lesson with pictures and words, but I prefer conversing with more advanced learners and assisting them with their professional and academic goals. I am learning the requirements of the IELTS and TOEFL so that I can better help prepare students for their tests.