Hi everyone! My name is Allie and I am a TESOL and TEFL certified teacher of English. I have an educational background in English, political science, and media arts and animation. These subject areas have enabled me to approach life in new and interesting ways. With a passion for learning and culture, I love nothing more than meeting new people where we can both learn something new and valuable that we apply in our everyday lives.
I specialize in teaching adults, with an emphasis on casual speaking skills, reading and writing, and can even help you prepare for your next important interview. If you want to speak more informally with native speakers of English, or sound more professional in business environments, I can help you achieve your individualized goals.
I strongly believe each person approaches language differently and therefore learns differently. Utilizing different, tailored approaches to each student, I’ll work with you to develop goals and realistic pathways to achieve those goals. I will provide the tools you need to advance your fluency outside of lessons. For adult students, this involves structured teaching using various learning supplements meant to strengthen the areas you need strengthening in. For younger students, this will involve much the same, with an emphasis on grammar, writing assignments, and oral reading skills so they can continue their studies seamlessly.
My goal with every student is to enable them with the means to easily navigate daily conversation with fluent speakers, be able to consume media like news, music, and novels. This will result in providing them the means to study on their own outside of lessons.
Everyone is at a different point in their language journey. Using a simple placement assessment, I determine where the student is comfortable in the language, and expand from there. Through the use of various materials like vocabulary, phonics, reading and writing assignments, videos, power point presentations, and more I will work to help you improve your fluency. Conversational English will be utilized to discuss the student’s interests and better informal communication. Lesson packages tailored to basic English alphabet and vocabulary, business English, interview tips and more will be offered as well.