Hello! My name is Whitney (Wit-nee) and I'm a full-time English teacher from California. I have been teaching English for over 10 years and I have a Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
Over the years, I've taught many different subjects, including speaking, pronunciation, grammar, business English, academic writing, and more. I've also taught beginners through very advanced English learners, as well as a range of ages, from kids to adults (although mostly teenagers and adults).
I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively and live abroad. From 2013 to 2015 I taught English at a university in Korea, which was a wonderful experience. I've traveled to almost 20 countries, and I spent most of 2016 in Southeast Asia and Europe.
As a teacher, I am friendly, patient, and kind (and funny, I hope!), but I also care very much about my students' learning and I create lessons that are challenging but interesting, fun, and connected to the students' real lives and/or their specific goals. I also encourage students to talk as much as possible!