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Karen Cunningham Nicholson

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1:04 PM (GMT-04:00)
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English
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1 420
class
English
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1 420

Speaks

English
Native
,
Italian
B2

About Me

Business English - Academic English - Conversational English - English for Travel - Pronunciation. I will help you gain confidence while increasing your fluency and precision.

I create a plan for each student according to the student’s interests and goals for improvement. I come prepared for each lesson to help students progress quickly, easily and with confidence.

I really enjoy teaching English as a foreign language and seeing them progress and reach their goals. For the past three years, I have dedicated myself full-time to this work. I bring a depth of experience:
BA in English and BA in Italian;
TOEFL & Masters courses;
thousands of hours of private, in-person and online tutoring; and
26 years of owning/working part-time in business.

Outside of teaching I have two children: one attending University and one pursuing a Masters in the Health field. I live and work half the year from the USA and half from Rome, Italy. I love animals and had a small family farm for 15 years. I enjoy being active - hiking, yoga, skiing, cross-country skiing, and some tennis and golf. I sincerely enjoy people and, in particular, students who are motivated to improve their English.

Instructing students in English and brings me great joy. Please contact me if you have any questions. I would like to teach you English!

ITALIAN: Ciao a tutti. Sono Karen. Sono laureata in inglese e anche la lingua italiana. Ho un certificato post laurea come docente d’inglese per stranieri. Ho più di 13 anni esperienza come insegnante.

Parlo italiano non cento per cento e conosco benissimo le difficoltà che nell'apprendimento che si possono incontrare, ma sono in grado di aiutarti per rendere il tuo apprendimento facile, veloce e piacevole.

Ho abitato un anno a Roma e un anno a Firenze. Mi piace molto l'italia e la gente italiana. Adesso, vivo nel Vermont negli stati uniti e anche a Roma sei mesi del anno. Lavoro come insegnante privata d'inglese per studenti stranieri e studenti italiani on-line.

Vorrei essere la tua insegnante d'inglese su Verbling. Non esitare a contattarmi per qualsiasi domande. Ti aspetto.



Teacher Stats

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Schedule

Résumé

schoolEducation

2018
Masters Courses in Teaching Methods, Business English, Academic Testing
On-line; Rome, Italy; Atlanta, Georgia & London, England
2016 - 2016
CTEFL - Certificate of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Via Lingua - Firenze, Italia
Masters Level Teacher Training
1983 - 1987
BA English Language and Literature
St. Mary's College - South Bend (Notre Dame), Indiana USA
Strong oral and written communication skills in native English language.
1983 - 1986
BA Italian Language and Literature
St. Mary's College/University of Notre Dame - South Bend, IN USA & Roma, Italia
Four year study of the Italian Language with one year immersion in Rome, Italy

briefcaseWork Experience

2017
On-Line Professor of Teaching English to Foreign Learners
Over 2000 hours - On-line
Teach students ages 10 and up, upper beginner to advanced
1990 - 2016
Owner, Strategic Planner, Project Manager, Sales and Public Relations Manager (Part Time)
Websticker.com - Stowe, Vermont
Co-founded and worked part time for a successful small business now in it's 27th year of business.
2006 - 2012
Founder, Leader and Teacher for Science-Based Educational Club
University of Vermont Extension Program - Burlington, Vermont
Developed curriculum and instructed 4-8 elementary and middle school children.
2005 - 2010
Private (1 to 1) Elementary School Teacher
Stowe, Vermont
Private tutor for two native English speaking students, elementary and middle school levels in all subjects.
2016 - 0
English Language Tutor for Foreign Learners (1-1)
1000+ hours Central Vermont Adult Basic Education - Waterbury, Vermont
Teaching adults of all levels English for daily living in the United States as well as prep for the US Citizenship Test (native language: Italian, Chinese, Thai, Korean speakers))

diploma_2Certifications

2005 - 2005
Waldorf Teacher Training
Association of Waldorf Schools North America - Boulder, Colorado
Intensive course for preparation in teaching children using Waldorf Pedagogy