Profile Picture

Heather

Flag
(172)
United States
1:59 PM (GMT-05:00)
English
29
244
English
29
244

Speaks

English
Native
,
French
A2

About Me

I specialize in pronunciation, idioms, Business English, conversational English, presentations, and social confidence for intermediate and advanced students.

Caring and enthusiastic! Those are the two words that people most often use to describe me.

I am a native English speaker raised in the heartland of the United States, so I have a neutral American accent. I hold a bachelor's degree in English, a master's degree in Education focused on Adult Learning & Development, and another master's degree in Communication. I earned teaching certificates in English and Communication and have additional training in ESL and career advising. I have taught English to teenagers, university students, and working adults.

I love meeting people from all over the world! I have hosted homestays for individuals from Japan, Turkey, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia. My dining room table has been surrounded by individuals from the Ukraine, Iraq, Fiji, Singapore, and more.

As you take the next step in your English language journey, you will find me to be a cheerful guide committed to helping you reach your goals. Ready? Please book a lesson, and let's get started!

Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Adults (18+)
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Interview Preparation
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development

Résumé

Education

2011 - 2013
Master of Arts in Communication
The University of Akron - Akron, OH
2006 - 2007
Master of Education in Adult Learning & Development
Cleveland State University - Cleveland, OH
1994 - 1998
Bachelor of Arts in English
Grove City College - Grove City, PA

Work Experience

2007 - 2015
Adjunct Faculty and Assistant Director of Adult & Continuing Education
Baldwin Wallace University - Berea, OH
Taught writing skills. Advised students in job search, e.g. resumes. Managed staff, developed initiatives, problem-solved, collaborated with many departments, planned events, and advised students.
2005 - 2006
Director of Marketing & Development
Cleveland Pregnancy Center - Berea, OH
Secured grant funding, directed fundraising events, and cultivated major donors. Coordinated volunteers. Gave presentations to community groups.
2001 - 2005
Grants Manager, Grant Writer
CSA Health System - Cleveland, OH
Managed complete grantseeking and stewardship process for two hospitals and two human services organizations. Collaborated in designing numerous new projects for complex organization. Created workable budgets and evaluation plans for various programs.
1999 - 2001
English Teacher
Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools - Stow, OH
Taught reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
2001 - 1999
ESL Teacher
International Institute - Akron, OH
Taught adult ESL students.

Certifications

2013 - 2013
Career & Education Advisor Certificate
The Council for Adult & Experiential Learning - Chicago, IL
1998 - 2004
Teaching Certificate: Communication
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Harrisburg, PA
1998 - 2004
Teaching Certificate: English
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Harrisburg, PA
2003 - 2003
English as a Second Language Teacher Training
NAMB - Cleveland, OH