My name is Tilde! I’m from Austin, Texas, but currently I live in Rome, Italy. In addition to teaching English, I am a postgraduate student in Art History.
I teach with an acquisition-based approach using comprehensible input. For beginners and young learners, lessons include lots of visual materials.
For intermediates and beyond, I offer both unstructured conversation and classes tailored to your individual interests based on real-world English.
I create personalized lessons using books, articles from magazines or newspapers, and films/TV, according to what you’d like to learn about. I believe in natural interactions with a language rather than memorizing rules.
For beginner and intermediate learners, I feel confidence and fluency are the most important aspects to focus on.
In addition, I write, edit, and proofread, so I offer specialized lessons for written English. If you have an essay, application, or other important document to write in English, I can help you ensure its quality.
I’ve been living abroad for about 5 years now. Previously, I lived in Madrid, Spain where I taught English in a secondary school. Before that, I did a master’s degree in design in London, England. I love traveling, learning languages, and meeting people from different cultures! In my free time, I love to read, cook, rock climb, draw, paint, sew, and craft.
I have taught English in a variety of settings, from public school to summer camps. These experiences have given me the insight that learning is best achieved through doing! I'm a very creative person, so I like to design activities that make learning an enjoyable and engaging experience. It's also important to me that my students have fun while they are learning English. I believe that everyone learns differently, so I focus on individual students and finding what works for them.