I am a native San Franciscan with a background in performing arts, public speaking and customer service. I am 168 hour TEFL Certified and have begun teaching and tutoring this year. My clients are private, online students and I volunteer with a non-profit organization on the weekends, giving English classes. I like an immersive style, taught entirely in the target language. I am patient and encourage mistakes and do as much as I can to eliminate shyness! It stands in the way of progress. I like a conversational approach to teaching my students and try to get them talking about what they know, as it encourages them to speak more. I also like to work on pronunciation with students, as I feel it usually takes a back seat to grammar and vocabulary lessons. My patience and positivity are my biggest strengths as a teacher!