Teaching, training and tutoring have been part of my professional life for over twenty years, with ESL being what I care most about and focused on for the last several years.
150 hour TEFL certificate
Undergraduate degree in Communication/Marketing
Master’s Degree in Marketing
Toastmasters Certificate of Effective Communication.
Teaching English Experience
Grade school and high school ESL teacher in Colombia for (seven months)
Online facilitator and technical lead for an online ESL program (four months)
Tutoring English in person and online (one year)
ESL teacher in Spain (approximately one year)
I have about 10 years developing and implementing technical training for professionals, executives and sales associates. I taught preschool professionally as well as a volunteer.
Native of the U.S.A.
I’m a native & citizen of the U.S., from the middle of the country (Missouri), where people come from all over to learn and practice our "broadcaster's accent".
My approach is fun and practical - learn what’s most important. What's important to you? It will be beneficial to you to have some clarity on your objectives as it will increase your satisfaction. Valid objectives can include "become more comfortable in conversation" and "increase competence in prepositions" as well as many other.
Sometimes an enjoyable approach is helpful: I've used music and song lyrics, fun activities, making up poems and tongue twisters and counting money as ways to teach English.